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Geotechnical Engineer

National Highways
Closing date
Jun 5, 2023

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


£35,300 - £39,210

Your New Role

National Highways have an exciting opportunity for a Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in the North West region. Within this role, you will be developing feasibility studies for renewals and/or improvements, including the compiling and checking of relevant documents, evidence and options for value management, considering new techniques, materials, buildability and costs.

This role will be based in Warrington.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving licence to be considered for this position and during employment.

What youll be leading on
  • Activities and resources involved in the identification and evaluation of asset data and needs in order to develop early solutions, in line with agreed methodologies and prioritisation criteria.
  • Development of CD622 geotechnical reports.
  • Prepare briefs and support delivery of survey works, including ground investigation specifications, that support the renewal and/or improvement of assets.
  • Preliminary design of Geotech renewals and maintenance schemes.
  • Development of forward works programme.
  • Ensure the health and safety needs and wellbeing of customers and employees are fully considered and accounted for throughout the planning and delivery of each service.

To be successful youll need
  • Degree qualified in civil or engineering geology
  • Membership of professional Body (desirable) or working towards membership (essential)
  • Demonstrable experience in geotechnical engineering and/or engineering geology
  • Knowledge of ground investigation techniques and experience in scoping ground investigations and developing ground models
  • Proven ability in producing geotechnical reports including desk studies and interpretative reports, preferably with a good knowledge of CD622 reporting process.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) standards, methods of working & Specification for Highway Works.

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future. We achieve this through the delivery our capital programme, supporting customers on the road with our Traffic Officer Service and managing incidents effectively.

Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. Were proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it then youll be a great fit for our organisation.

An informal blended working approach has been adopted for many of our roles across National Highways. We offer many different ways to work flexibly and were open to discuss part-time working, job shares, and flexible start and finish times.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package
  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus.
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%.
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays).
  • Flexible hours and blended working between base location/home.
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary.
  • Health and wellbeing support, including anEmployee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines.
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel.
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience.

And we are
  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), e.g. for caring responsibilities.
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme.
  • Community friendly offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year plus an extra 3 days to support the national Covid effort.

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:
  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)

And finally

We reserve the right to close before the advertisement expires.

Closing date for applications:Sunday 18thJune 2023

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