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Job Ref:  141895BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Yorkshire
City:  York
Post Code:  YO1
30/09/2016 12:12

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 Associate level Geotechnical Engineer to lead a geotechnical team in our York office.

We require a geotechnical engineer with a solid career history in geotechnical engineering and who is highly experienced in leading teams undertaking geotechnical investigations, studies and design for rail infrastructure maintenance and upgrade projects.

We are looking for an ambitious team player who has a strong ability in business development and work winning and client care, and has a passion for problem solving and development of innovative, cost effective and buildable solutions in an environment that is collaborative, stimulating and demanding.

Nationally our Ground Engineering team comprises some 175 staff and provides one-stop access to services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works.

We work for leading UK clients including Highways England, Network Rail, Homes and Communities Agency, Local Authorities, as well as for leading contractors and developers and for overseas clients.

AECOM has an impressive portfolio of projects, working on a range of major infrastructure projects in the North of England including the Trafford Park Metrolink tram extension, Northern Hub rail upgrade, Mersey Gateway and the Manchester Airport Relief Road, as well as wider national projects including Crossrail, Thames Tideway, HS2, Hinkley C and Sellafield nuclear power stations.

The role will involve developing and leading a geotechnical team in the AECOM York office, to form a key centre for railway ground engineering work winning and delivery.

You will deliver ground engineering services to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget and must have strong behavioural competencies with respect to client care, staff management, technical leadership, collaborative working, responsibility and independent decision making.

You will report to a Regional Director and will work closely with Ground Engineering staff in local offices, notably Leeds. The role will include local and regional business development and work winning; preferred candidates will have extensive rail industry knowledge and experience and a strong established network of client contacts within the region.

The role will involve management of studies, site inspections, ground investigation planning and direction, interpretation, design and reporting of geotechnical works including soil and rock slope stabilisation, foundations, retaining structures, earthworks and ground improvement. You will be numerate and ideally have experience of routine design software for data manipulation, assessment of soil and rock slope stability and for design of foundations and retaining structures.

Minimum Requirements
Extensive previous experience in engineering geology and geotechnics.
Experienced in leading a technical team and in managing projects in a consultancy environment.
Strong ability in developing business with new and existing clients and in preparing fee proposals.
Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills. Works closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients.
Strong technical skills and experience of geotechnical investigations, studies and design and construction in the UK rail environment. Preferably holds/has held position of CRE Geotechnical.
Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to write concise technical reports is essential.
Good knowledge of relevant Eurocodes (EC& design principles in particular) and UK standards and specifications, in particular those of Network Rail.
Licensed to drive a vehicle in the UK.
Willing to travel to other offices and sites within the UK if required by work demand.

Preferred Qualifications
A degree in Civil Engineering or Applied Geology and ideally a relevant post graduate qualification in Engineering Geology or Geotechnical Engineering. Holds Chartered Engineer / Geologist status.

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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