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Geotechnical Engineer

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Recruiter
Atkins
Posted
17 June 2014
Closes
15 July 2014
Ref
WE-001488
Location
Job Type
Salary
Competitive, plus benefits

Further information

In our Cambridge office we have a great opportunity for an ambitious Geotechnical Engineer to join our experienced team to help deliver a range of projects primarily in the infrastructure sector (roads, rail, water and commercial / industrial development).

As one of the UK’s leading Geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in Ground Technology. With more than 300 professionals, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. Atkins has an impressive current portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects in the UK and internationally we need to increase our resources to meet the growing demands from our clients, especially in the infrastructure sector.

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 successful applicant will have a degree in civil engineering or geology preferably with a post graduate qualification in a geotechnical subject.

Candidates should have:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
  • Proven experience of acting as a geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment
  • A capable geotechnical engineer with desk study and ground engineering experience, and proven design ability.
  • Member of an appropriate professional organisation and be working towards becoming chartered
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work
  • A flair for innovation
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas
  • A valid driving licence.

Training         
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.

This year we are increasing 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.   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.

We also have our Ground Engineering Academy to provide structured support and encouragement to staff in their progression to chartership.  Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries.

Right to Work

The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA ( who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.

Atkins has been named as one of the top 50 employers for women for 2013.  The listing recognises Atkins as an organisation that is committed to making the most of the women in our workforce.

Reward & Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

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