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Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Bristol, South West
Closing date
May 29, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Job Description

Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

Mott MacDonalds Ground Engineering Divisional Team in Wales, Midlands and South West of England is enjoying an exciting period of growth thanks to excellent technical performance, framework wins, and close client relationships in the private and public sectors.

This is fantastic opportunity for an experienced Associate Geotechnical Engineer /
Engineering Geologist
to join and assist in the continued growth and development of our team.

The focus of this important, challenging, and varied role is to provide technical and personal leadership for geotechnical design supporting the Built Environment, Transport, Defence, Water, and other regional and national sectors.

As an Associate Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist you will:

  • Report to the Divisional Resource Lead for Geotechnics and Contaminated Land regarding resource management and you will line manage a number of colleagues in your local office
  • Demonstrate technical excellence in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology
  • Model an exemplary, proactive and collaborative approach working in multidisciplinary teams to produce coordinated, sustainable, and efficient designs and reduce risks
  • Check and review geotechnical designs and reports
  • Work with junior staff to develop their skills
  • Develop relationships with clients, contractors, and stakeholders to build our reputation for delivering high quality designs and solutions that meet our clients needs
  • Exercise technical, procedural, and behavioural leaderships
  • Undertake business development activities.

Candidate Specification

Required for the position of Associate Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist:
  • Chartered with the Geological Society or Institution of Civil Engineers with established experience across all facets of the sector
  • BSc(Hons) in Geology or Civil Engineering
  • MSc or higher in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology
  • You are an all-rounder, equally at home with ground interpretation and modelling as you are with design of geotechnical structures using industry standard software such as Plaxis, Slope W and Repute
  • You have digital capability familiar with design and modelling tools e.g. ACAD, Navisworks
  • You are an excellent communicator and have a demonstrable track record of managing geotechnical design staff and engaging with multi-disciplinary team leads
  • You are commercially aware and can deliver design work to both budget and programme constraints.
  • You are a leader with excellent line management skills.

If you meet 80% or more of what were looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didnt know we need.

Job Profile
About the business unit
The Buildings and Cities Unit (BNC) has a major presence in Mott MacDonald's regional offices throughout the UK and mainland Europe, providing a wide range of diverse and transferable cross-sector skills across five key Sectors; Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation and Water. We also provide local services to customers and technical leadership to the rest of the Group in these sectors.
How to apply
To apply for this role, please complete our 15-minute application via our website. Our talent acquisition coordinators aim to provide feedback within 5 working days with the outcome of your application. More information about our application process can be found here. If you have any questions regarding your application or the role, please reach out to the dedicated recruiter listed who will be more than happy to help.

Mott MacDonald is Work180 accredited which means we actively support and encourage women to join our work force!

Benefits we offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working because life isnt 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans .
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Other Information
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
Were a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each persons differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

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