Full Time

Senior Rail Geotechnics Engineer

Posted 2 days ago by Aecom
Birmingham, GBR
Application ends: March 1, 2023
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Job Description

**Company Description**

**At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.**

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

**Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.**

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

**Job Description**

AECOM UK & Ireland Ground Engineering Practice is expanding and has vacancies in all locations. Full and part time roles are available.

The Practice covers all elements of Ground Engineering serving a wide range of end markets including some key specialisms in tunnelling, rock engineering and large linear infrastructure development.

We have an exciting increasing portfolio of rail geotechnical work across the UK. We are looking to develop a self motivated railway experienced Engineer to deliver across our client base.

AECOM’s Ground Engineering specialists provide one-stop access to services from feasibility studies, site investigation, interpretation, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works.

We work for leading UK&I and global clients and have current commissions of varying scale across all sectors, including projects such as Thames Tideway, HS2, Neom (Saudi Arabia), Hinkley Point C, Lower Thames Crossing

We would be particularly interested in talking to geologists, geotechnical and mining engineers with an interest and experience in dealing with historical legacy mining issues. Our Remedial mining team has grown substantially over the past year with major work streams being direct for Network Rail, HS2 and the Northumberland Line Project and consequently we require a motivated individual to lead the delivery of mining remedial projects from desk study through to works implementation and reporting. Experience and knowledge of mining plans and a demonstrable experience of the preparation of Coal Mining Risk Assessments will be required if applying for this position.

We require self-driven ambitious team players with a blend of technical and commercial skills, knowledge and experience. The successful candidates will be required to take the lead for day to day delivery of wide-ranging projects and tasks, ensuring industry leading technical quality and adherence to budget and programme.

The positions will suit those who can work with a high degree of independence, and who are happy to work with staff from across the business on multi-sector schemes.

Key daily activities will include preparing fee proposals for external and internal clients and leading by example input to projects from desk study/feasibility through ground investigation and interpretation to final design. All whilst adhering to AECOMs mandatory health and safety and governance procedures.

The positions offer the right candidates the opportunity to progress within a leading global consultancy firm with both offices targeted for expansion and growth in the geotechnical field in the coming years.

To be successful candidates must have a proven track record in the delivery of railway engineering projects in the UK and be fully conversant with the technical standards that apply.


Minimum Requirements

+ Possess strong problem solving and inter-personal skills, working closely and collaboratively with colleagues and clients in a multi-disciplinary environment.

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports and documents.

+ A wide range of experience, knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering. and/or engineering geology.

+ A strong working knowledge of UK ground conditions and ground investigation practice.

+ You will preferably have good knowledge of Network Rail design and reporting processes.

+ Candidates should be willing to travel within the UK for short and medium term assignments. Driving license required.

Preferred Qualifications

+ BEng/MEng in Civil Engineering.

+ BSc/MSci in Engineering Geology or Geology.

+ MSc in Geotechnical Engineering or a related applicable field is desirable

+ Chartered Geologist or Engineer status is required or you must be on track to achieve this within the next 12 months.

**Additional Information**

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

**ReqID:** J10073730

**Business Line:** Transportation

**Business Group:** DCS

**Strategic Business Unit:** Europe & India

**Career Area:** Engineering