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Job Ref:  138832BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Bedfordshire
City:  Bedford
Post Code:  MK40
30/09/2016 11:50

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is currently recruiting for an experienced Principal Geotechnical Engineer to join our well established team in Bedford.

Nationally our Ground Engineering team comprises some 175 staff and we work closely with our Geo-environmental, Hydrology and Tunnelling teams on a wide variety of projects in the UK and overseas. Currently the team is working on projects in many sectors including development, rail, road and nuclear. We work for leading clients in all these sectors notably Highways England, Network Rail, HCA, Thames Water as well as leading contractors and developers.

Within the role you will be responsible for:
• Researching and writing geotechnical desk studies
• Scoping and tendering and administering ground investigations
• Preparing geotechnical and interpretative and design reports
• Design of geotechnical works including slope stability, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement
• Carrying out regular design reviews in accordance with the Quality Management System;
• Assisting in the preparation of proposals and tenders relevant to the business;
• Project Management to ensure work packages delivered with agreed budget and timescales
• Internal and external client contact and liaison and obtaining client feedback

Due to the location of some of the projects you must be willing to travel within the UK and undertake short assignments in the UK and overseas for periods of up to 2 months if required.

Minimum Requirements
To be successful in this role we're looking specifically for a geotechnical engineer with a proven track record in the successful technical delivery of projects. The ability to write clear and concise technical reports is an essential requirement. You will be chartered or close to approaching chartered status.

Valid UK driving licence is essential

Preferred Qualifications
First degree in Civil Engineering although candidates with an Engineering Geology or similar background will be considered.

Ideally the candidate will have a relevant post graduate qualification such as an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology

As Network Rail is a major client, current PTS and geotechnical experience of railway infrastructure, in particular the design of slopes and retaining structures, is desirable.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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