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Golder Associates Geotechnical Engineer in NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Golder has a new opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our Ground Engineering team on a full-time basis based in Nottingham.

Working predominantly on projects providing geotechnical engineering and engineering geology for infrastructure and land development as well as, potentially, underground space development. The successful candidate will also provide project management support to senior staff.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Providing technical and project coordination support on a range of geotechnical projects primarily concerned with infrastructure, land development and underground space projects

  • Technical work will include mixture of office-based design work and site-based work including geotechnical field investigations and construction management;

  • Working with and supporting highly experienced geotechnical engineers on geotechnical projects in the UK and overseas including scoping, pre-feasibility, feasibility studies as well as detailed design, and construction management;

  • Developing techniques and methods for soil slope stabilisation problems (slope stability, reinforced earth, embankment stability) and geosynthetic engineering, including site visits

  • Developing techniques and methods for solving rock engineering problems (Rockfall management, in-situ rock slope/cliff stabilisation measures, underground opening stabilisation), often conducting site visits to resolve these issues;

  • Supporting Project Managers/Directors in business development, proposals, and administrative tasks;

  • Develop and maintain good relationships with new and existing clients and be able to effectively represent Golder on site;

  • Manage and participate actively in the development of budgets and plans for projects/work tasks;

  • Ensure maintenance of a safe working environment by correct application of technical knowledge by diligent and effective use of H&S and Environmental policy and procedures;

  • Observe schedules and ensure effective performance through the management and coordination of available resources (on site) to deliver agreed outcomes in quantity, quality, and cost of output to meet client (project) needs;

  • Understands and adheres to Golder Safety, Health, Environment, and other policies relevant to the employee’s actions and role; and,

  • Frequent UK and international travel. Travel outside of the UK will require overnight stays and likely duration will depend on the nature of the project/client needs. This could include up to 50% of year with periods of up to six weeks at a time, or otherwise agreed with the Ground Engineering Discipline Leader.

This job description describes the principal purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature of the main duties as they currently exist, but it is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule of tasks. The post holder is expected to work flexibly and respond positively to changing business needs

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Ability to demonstrate proven working experience in geotechnical engineering, with a particular experience of infrastructure, land development and underground space projects including geotechnical design in office and site-based environments;

  • Advantageous to also have earthworks design, slope stability analysis and construction supervision experience

  • BSc or MSc level within civil or geotechnical engineering or engineering geology or a similar discipline

  • Demonstrable theoretical and practical experience in project management and consultancy, including supporting client relationships, projects, and project teams (including teams of highly experienced geotechnical engineers)

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • Strong interpersonal communication

  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills

  • Ability build and maintain effective client and other professional relationships

  • Ability to manage and work effectively within a team environment

  • Industrial Roped Access trading Association (IRATA) Level I qualification or available to obtain for work at height on rock slope engineering projects

  • Clean Driving License is essential

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects

  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching

  • Global projects and travel opportunities

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.

Golder is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Title: *Geotechnical Engineer *


Requisition ID: 21000928