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Geotechnical Engineer

Mott MacDonald
Peterborough, East Anglia
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Geotechnical Engineer
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Job Description
Mott Macdonald Bentley are recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer to join the Anglian Water Strategic Pipeline Alliance on a permanent basis, based in the Peterborough area.

What will you be doing as our new Geotechnical Engineer?
A site-based role undertaking geotechnical sampling and testing in advance of SPA pipelaying activity to support construction activities and ensure compaction and backfill is undertaken in accordance with the pipeline design requirements whilst maximising the utilisation of excavated material as pipeline bedding and surround.
The role will involve gathering of samples and undertaking site-based testing to support the engineering assessment of excavated materials.
The role would involve close liaison with site teams in undertaking these works and advance planning for pipe laying.
Technical support to be provided through the central SPA geotechnical team.
A little bit about your skills, experience, and behaviours.
  • Relevant degree in geotechnical engineering / soil mechanics
  • Min 2-3 years experience in geotechnical design
  • Experience undertaking physical geotechnical sample testing.
  • Pipe design bedding class requirements.
  • Required temporary trench design based on site test data collected above (temp works design for trench by others).
  • Plan and undertake intermittent earthwork construction trials to validate compaction requirement adjacent to the pipe trench in advance of pipe laying to negate the requirement for compaction validation and man entry into the trench.
  • Plan additional investigations, sampling and testing where required to confirm soil classification.

Candidate Specification
Our ambition is to build a more inclusive environment. We are committed to celebrating and promoting diversity. We must start with recruitment, and we want to attract all candidates.
Sometimes its all too easy to be held back from applying for a job, whether it be lack of confidence or checking that you tick all the boxes. But, here at SPA we are looking for extraordinary people who want to help create a place where everyone can thrive and where people are excited to be part of the team. So, whatever your background and however you identify, please apply if you think this role was made for you.
We support and encourage flexible working where possible, including remote working, part time hours and open discussion on working hours. Our office is based in Peterborough, but we also have several operational hubs across the length of the programme.
What we can offer:
At Mott MacDonald Bentley you will be offered a competitive salary which is commensurate based on your experience. Our core benefits include:
  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Life assurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual professional institution subscription costs
  • Flexible benefits to suit you, including cycle to work scheme and interest free season ticket loans

Job Profile
Other information
This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.
Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.
Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.
This role is employed by Mott MacDonald but will involve working across the joint venture business, both with Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley colleagues.
About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is 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.
We believe that because we care about what we do, we do things better.
We know that our people are our most valuable asset, so we are dedicated to investing in them, through our comprehensive training and development schemes, exposure to the wider design and build business and endless opportunities.
We are committed to creating a workplace where our people are safe, have a voice, can reach their full potential, and everyone shares in the rewards.
We guarantee what we do makes things better for the communities in which we work. Working with us, you will have the opportunity to contribute to projects that will protect local communities from flooding, preserve the UKs canal systems, and help secure water supplies for future generations.
Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
At JN Bentley Ltd we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace where everyone feels included, has the opportunity to thrive, and is treated with respect. So, if you dont meet every single requirement for this role but still feel excited about it, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other roles that we have available. Find out more about our approach to Equality, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion here:
We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment practices are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. This includes making adjustments during the job application process and throughout your future career with us. Please call 01756 691572 or email to discuss any such adjustments that we can make. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy here:
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