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Near chartered/ Chartered engineering geologist

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy working in varied sectors including transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment, health and education and, industry and communications. We are a £1.4 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 17,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries means we can provide our clients with local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

Metros and Civils, a sub-division of Transportation, manages and delivers projects for major below ground civil projects and is recognised as authoritative and cutting edge.
We specialise in all aspects of foundations, geotechnics and tunnelling, and contribute to some of the largest and most demanding structures in the world. These projects include major London based projects such as Crossrail, East London Line, Victoria Station Upgrade, Northern Line Extension and Thames Tideway. International projects include Budapest Metro, Dublin Interconnector, Doha Metro, and a number of hydropower schemes in Georgia, Albania and Zambia. Areas of expertise include value management and value engineering, geotechnical advice, geotechnical information management, site investigation, rock engineering, slope engineering, coastal engineering and environmental geotechnics. Supporting our civil design capability we have specialist engineering geology, numerical modelling, seismic and hydrogeology expertise within the division.

As a result of a growth in major project work including Crossrail and high-speed infrastructure we have opportunities for Engineering geologists/Geotechnical engineers to provide ground engineering input at all project stages from feasibility studies, through design to construction supervision.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The successful candidate(s) will assist in the management and delivery of geotechnical projects whilst also supporting the broader engineering geology resource team. The candidate(s) will be required to undertake the financial and quality management of projects in line with our Group procedures and will also assist with the coaching and mentoring of more junior staff.

You will undertake the following types of work:
  • Prepare desk studies
  • Plan, procure, supervise and report on ground investigations to the requirements of EC7. Supervision could be in the UK or remote overseas locations.
  • Provide engineering geological input, and parameter derivation, in both soil and rock for a range of geotechnical design areas including foundations, slope stability assessment, earthworks, reinforced earth structures, tunnels, road pavements and railway trackbed etc.
  • Provide input to soil and rock mechanics analyses
  • Classify rock masses using rock mass rating systems
  • Undertake budgeting and cost control
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Be involved in project management, business development and liaison with external clients
You will enjoy varied and exciting career opportunities working within a dynamic team. There are also opportunities to be involved in technical specialist areas such as seismic design, geomorphological mapping & GIS. There are also opportunities for overseas project work which are sometimes undertaken in remote areas requiring a level of self sufficiency, fitness and personal robustness.
At the required entry level you will be expected to provide a degree of self-sufficiency in project work and assist more junior members of the team.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate(s) will have a recognised degree in engineering geology, geology or ground engineering related subject, preferably with a relevant MSc. You will also be recently chartered with a recognised UK professional organisation and able to demonstrate a range of ground engineering and geotechnical experience commensurate with the position. Candidates close to chartership submission will be considered if application is expected in the near future. You will contribute to the delivery of projects under the support and guidance of a senior project manager. In order to be able to undertake site visits and ground investigation (GI) supervision a full UK driving licence is required.

You will be able to demonstrate:
  • Knowledge and experience of the UK ground engineering sector (geology/geotechnical); it’s standards, contract conditions and specifications
  • Knowledge of geotechnical design requirements and implications of Eurocodes
  • Experience of designing, procuring, supervising and interpreting ground investigations
  • Project management experience including financial control
  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of staff and clients both with written and oral English
  • A willingness to undertake site assignments both in the UK and overseas in possible remote locations.
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