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Geotechnical Engineer

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URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
08 January 2014
16 January 2014
Glasgow City
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URS are a truly unique global engineering company with exceptionally deep and broad expertise. Our scale, global reach, local knowledge and deep sector expertise mean there is no engineering challenge we cannot meet. Our talented engineers solve complex and diverse challenges all over the globe, from projects deep beneath the earth’s surface to the world’s tallest structures.

We design, build, expand, operate and maintain the broadest array of infrastructure, from tunnels, bridges, roads and railways to all manner of public sector facilities and commercial buildings. In rail, as Scott Wilson, we built a reputation as a deliverer of multi-disciplinary design solutions on major programmes such as West Coast Route Modernisation, Crossrail on Network Works and Airdrie to Bathgate Reopening. Our expertise spans the breadth of the rail engineering design disciplines through the entire project life cycle and is provided from a range of offices across the UK.

Our Heavy Rail Business Unit is a 200 strong employer of rail professionals developing and delivering multi-disciplinary design solutions across permanent way, signalling, telecoms, electrical, mechanical, civils and geotechnical engineering. Recent impressive project wins with Network Rail and national major Contractors have provided opportunities to grow our resource pool at all levels across our UK offices with current key projects including Crossrail, HS2 (London/Birmingham/Manchester), S&C Renewals programme, Borders Railway, North Doncaster Chord, CASR and a wide ranging portfolio across the UK and internationally.

We are currently recruiting for a talented Geotechnical Engineer to provide guidance issues on bridge works and railway infrastructure works for our Heavy Rail Business Unit in Glasgow.

The Glasgow Mini Operating Unit is responsible for the delivery of railway system designs covering; Signalling, Telecommunications, Permanent Way and E&P disciplines.

The Geotechnical Engineer will manage a sub team, give guidance on design issues, review documentation, undertake fee calculations for schemes and help develop proposals.

Key Responsibilities will include;
Geotechnical desk studies, planning and implementing ground investigations, site supervision, preparing geotechnical interpretive reports, geotechnical analyses and designs, geotechnical support to other disciplines, assisting on a range of assignments, tasks and projects.

Key projects will include Borders Railway & Mining.

To be successful in the role we're looking for Candidates with the following;

Degree in Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology or related subjects
Ideally a postgraduate qualification in geotechnical engineering
Seeking or achieved Chartered Engineer or Chartered Geologist status
Membership of relevant Professional Institutions

Geotechnical Engineering / Design
Experience UK Railway / Bridge and/or Structures

The salary for this role is negotiable and we offer an extensive benefits package, which includes private healthcare and a contributory pension scheme.

We are a growing and vibrant organisation offering excellent benefits and employment conditions.
We are committed to your individual career development and are proud to be able to offer a range of exciting projects as well as a variety of career directions for all our staff.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

URS Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited