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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Amey Limited
Closing date
Jun 13, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
We have a fantastic opportunity for a permanent Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Amey Consulting team in Scotland. We have design hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Motherwell, Perth, and Aberdeen together with additional office space in Dumfries, Ayr, Dundee, Nairn and Huntly.

Our Amey Consulting Scotland Team are involved in designing some of the largest civil engineering and associated infrastructure projects across Scotland with cumulative values in excess of £1bn.

Amey manages both the Southwest and Northeast Trunk Road Network Management contracts, with the Southwest being awarded in 2020 and the Northeast in 2022. These are 8-year contracts, extendable up to 12 years. In addition to these long-term contracts, we also have a diverse portfolio of major roads, bridges and transportation and civil design projects with Transport Scotland, Local Authorities, and established contractors across the country.

These long-term contracts provide excellent opportunities for technical, engineering, and professional design staff at all stages of their careers to be involved in some of the most exciting and challenging engineering projects associated with Scotland's arterial road network.

As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you will play an important part in taking a leading role in project design and delivery, influencing the way that we deliver our geotechnical services to shape societal and environmental needs.
The standard hours of work are
40 hours per week.

Work-life balance and flexibility are key for our success. We empower our people to make choices that are right for them, with hybrid, part-time and flexible work patterns. And with a network of offices across Scotland, we're open to discussing working options that suit you.
You will be responsible for
  • Undertaking a wide range of geotechnical design work associated with new infrastructure and maintenance of existing assets. Geotechnical design verifications of reinforced earthworks, retaining walls and structure foundations.
  • Scope, plan and manage effective ground investigations to facilitate all project design requirements
  • Assisting in mentorship, development, and supervision of project team members
  • Representing the ground engineering team on multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Assisting in the preparation and monitoring of the budget for projects including the planning, management and reporting of project resources and finances
  • Reviewing and approving feasibility studies, outline designs and detailed designs, factual and interpretive reports, geotechnical appraisals, drawings and other technical documents as required
  • Development of engineering solutions and presentation of engineering options
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with the Client and other relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant health, safety, and environmental legislation, particularly the CDM Regulations
  • Supervising team members including engineers, senior technicians, and assistant/graduate engineers
What makes this role unique is
You will work in a diverse team across a diverse portfolio of projects. You'll be empowered to challenge yourself, as well as your colleagues. You'll have the opportunity to thrive, and we'll help you shape your career whether through further qualification, learning new skills or whatever else you need to achieve you ambitions.
We want to hear from you if you have
  • BSc/BEng, MEng/MSc in Civil Engineering or a Geotechnical/Geological Science
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng or equivalent)
  • Computer literate with good experience using geotechnical software
  • Previous experience on highways schemes
  • Good experience in geotechnical design
  • Good communication skills dealing with clients, project partners, supply chain, elected representatives, and the public
  • Client-focused approach to service delivery
What we can offer you
When you join us, we can offer flexibility, career development, a choice of benefits and support that help you through all life's ups and downs. It's the reason why Investors in People put us among the top 1% of employers and we have a competitive reward and benefits program
  • Career Development - Exceptional development and progression plan
  • Pension - Generous Pension scheme which we will contribute to
  • Holidays - Minimum 24 days holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Choices - Our flexible benefits scheme is tailored by you, including buying additional annual leave, cycle2work scheme, charity giving and gym membership
  • Save with Amey - Our online voucher portal gives you access to thousands of discounts from leading retailers to help you save on shopping, days out, or nights in. It includes healthcare, free GP service, dental vouchers
  • Social Value - You'll get 2 Community Involvement Days each year to volunteer for a charity of your choice and further opportunities to support fundraising initiatives

We embrace difference and support individuals to work in ways that work best for them.

We are committed to working sustainably and by working in partnership with the communities we serve, so people and the planetare protected.

At Amey, you have freedom to perform because we know if nothing holds you back, together, we can be extraordinary.
Who is Amey?
  • We are at the heart of modern Britain, helping the economy to grow by designing, maintaining, and transforming the nation's strategic assets.
  • Our 11,000 people are behind the critical services the country relies on every day.
  • Our unique engineering and operations experience, together with data driven insight from our consulting business, delivers better results for our clients.
  • We are trusted partners of Government - both national and local - managing assets and complex projects that are vital to the sustainable growth of the country.

To find out more take a look at our website

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