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Senior Geotechnical Engineer – Rail Sector Croydon Office

  • Job reference: IF-001889
  • Sector: Geotechnics
  • Location: Croydon
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In our Croydon office we have a great opportunity for an ambitious Senior Geotechnical Engineer. 

As one of the UK’s leading geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 250 professionals at offices throughout the UK, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Atkins is a leading consultant in the railway industry and we have a strong reputation in railway Geotechnics and a great depth of expertise that has been developed on a huge range of projects undertaken over the past 15 years+. 

We are now looking to recruit an experienced senior geotechnical engineer to take a leading role across our UK railway geotechnics activities. The successful candidate will have a strong reputation in the rail sector and have the personal drive to win work and deliver successful projects.

The successful applicant will be a senior geotechnical engineer with a proven technical and project management track record within the rail sector.

Candidates should have:
•A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally Masters or equivalent)
•Chartered status
•Proven experience as a geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment
•Excellent interpersonal and technical skills and the ability to develop and lead geotechnical design teams
•Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients
•Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs
•Excellent report writing skills, self-motivated and with the ability to produce accurate work
•Experience of site work including ground investigations
•A flair for innovation
•A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas
•Candidates would require a driving licence

Flexible Working
We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.  


The learning and development experience in our Ground Engineering team is different to that at most other companies. Here we thoroughly recognise the importance of our people and we invest for the long term to provide them with the technical, commercial and managerial expertise they need throughout their career. At Atkins our staff continue to learn and develop irrespective of their position or experience. 

Our investment includes our acclaimed technical conferences, regular presentations and discussion groups, field trips, bespoke training courses as well as active on the job mentoring. Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries. 

We have also increased our investment even further by launching our Ground Engineering Professionals Programme, facilitating strong professional development to match the passion and skills of our talented people post-chartership.


This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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