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Geotechnical Engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald below ground heavy civils and geotechnical engineering capability is recognised as authoritative and cutting edge. Our Metro and Civils Division specialise in all aspects of foundations, Geotechnics and tunnelling, and contribute to some of the largest and most demanding structures in the world. Areas of expertise with the Division includes; value management, and value engineering, geotechnical advice, geotechnical information management, site investigations, rock engineering, slope engineering, geoseismic design, and 2D/3D numerical modelling. The projects we engage in range from high speed infrastructure, Victoria Station Upgrade, Doha Metro, Northern Line Extension, London Heathrow Third Runway Expansion Project, Nuclear New-build and Hydropower schemes as well as opportunities to work on and support projects World-wide ion other regions of the Group.


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 Geotechnical Engineer would join our successful team in Croydon and will join an experienced team where there is an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of public and private sector clients on some key and major projects and offers the opportunity for you to broaden your experience.
Day-to-day responsibilities will include but not exclusive to:
  • Involved in the production of design solutions, reports, specifications and drawings, covering a range of project requirements
  • Project management of smaller projects and supporting larger projects in a range of roles.
  • Become integral to the division’s operations and contribute to the team’s technical and business development
  • Contribute to risk assessment
  • Employ sustainability within projects
Core responsibilities will include:
  • Design foundations and substructures associated with large underground spaces such as deep basements and shafts, metro boxes, earthworks and slope stability
  • Design retaining wall systems
  • Design major temporary works associated with underground structures
  • Design to current Eurocodes
  • Be fully conversant with soil/structure interaction issues associated with below-ground structures with an interest in associated modelling
  • Undertake budgeting and cost control
  • Manage design work for other team members
  • Travel as necessary for project delivery

Candidate Specification

It is expected that you will bring sufficient Ground Engineering and Civil Engineering experience to the existing team and be able to deliver projects under the support and guidance of our principal engineers and project managers.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following criteria:
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Geology (or similar). A first degree in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology related disciplines would be ideal
  • Chartered with a relevant professional body and able to demonstrate a high level of technical competences and ideally project manager skills
  • High level experience in Civil/Geotechnical/Foundation design
  • Additional experience in offshore foundation design e.g. wind turbines, would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of client liaison and building relationships
  • Understand the dynamics of working with, and contributing to, a team
  • Track record in major projects
  • Be an effective communicator both written and spoken, with all levels of staff and clients
  • Prepared to travel nationally and internationally as needed for any project
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