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Geotechnical Engineer - Birmingham, UK

Job ID: 1519471
Job Views: 199
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Job Category: Engineering
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 04.08.2017

Job Description

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented Geotechnical Engineer to work with our team of geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists and geo-environmental specialists to ensure geotechnical designs are appropriate, meet standards of quality and are delivered to programme. CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch. Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas & visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder 'how' as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them. Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us & greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete & thrive. Due to an increase in workload, we are seeking a Geotechnical Engineer for our Birmingham office. A large proportion of our work is undertaken within national frameworks and for contractors and involves design of earthworks, foundations and retaining structures. Many of our schemes are multi- disciplinary and will require liaison with project teams of varying complexity and size. Clients currently include HS2 (Phase 1 EDP JV), A-one+, Highways England, Thames Water, Environment Agency, and local authorities. Technical support to internal clients will also be required, i.e. the geomorphology, highways and bridges teams across the UK. The Birmingham geotechnical team is part of our 150 strong earth engineering group in the UK, which in turn forms part of a global technical network of around 500 tunnel and earth engineering colleagues You will be passionate about ground engineering, have a desire to succeed and to be part of a winning team. You will also be joining an organisation that is committed to your professional development. You will undertake project work involving all elements of geotechnical design and construction on infrastructure projects, providing technical input within that field as part of a multi-disciplinary team, or working separately on particular aspects to provide high quality advice to the CH2M team & clients. The responsibilities would include assisting with: • Planning, supervision and interpretation of ground investigations • Delivering feasibility studies, tenders designs, detailed designs and the production of contract documents and technical reports. • construction and post construction monitoring of geotechnical aspects of projects • Seeking innovative solutions in achieving best value in delivering our services • tracking of project programmes and delivery dates • providing technical input to bids The minimum qualifications for this position are: Minimum Qualifications: • Degree in civil engineering or engineering geology • MSc in soil mechanics / geotechnical engineering (or closely related subject) • Working towards Chartered Engineer (ICE or equivalent) The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge: • A sound academic knowledge of civil and geotechnical engineering • Competent in geotechnical design of foundations, slopes, earthworks, retaining structures, particularly for highways and maritime structures • Excellent numerical and analytical skills, with working knowledge of geotechnical software • A sound knowledge of design codes and standards, including EC7 • A sound knowledge of HD22/08 -Managing Geotechnical Risk • Ability to work within commonly used forms of contract (NEC, ICE etc). • Strong communication skills with fluency in verbal and written English • Ability to produce quality reports and technical papers and to deliver presentations • Commitment to professional and personal self-development Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers. Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry. Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M. Developing People through Challenging Projects. CH2M is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This role is only open to applicants able to accept local employment contr

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