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Geotechnical Engineer

Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

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Geotechnical Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Why Arup?

Arup's expertise in the structure and behaviour of ground conditions helps us to find solutions for our clients in built and natural environments. Our team are leaders in Geotechnics working on a diverse range of projects from building design to infrastructure for water, energy, mining, rail, highways and aviation. Wherever difficult ground conditions, sensitive environments or ambitious projects present geotechnical challenges, we provide robust and advanced solutions.

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The Opportunity

Working within the Ground Engineering team, you will be primarily involved in interpreting and characterising the ground, geotechnical analysis and design, report writing and production of drawings and specifications to help deliver projects across a range of markets and sectors.

You will have a good understanding of soil mechanics principles and geotechnical engineering and their application in the built environment with the critical thinking skills to assess the buildability of the designs you prepare. Your excellent report writing capabilities are underpinned by the strong interpersonal skills which make to effective in working in a team in the buildings and infrastructure sectors.

You will be mentored by senior members of our team in your technical and professional development.

Is this role right for you?

You will hold a Masters in Civil Engineering or equivalent Bachelor with postgraduate qualification in a geotechnical related subject, eg., Soil Mechanics.

Your degree, post-graduate qualification or career experience will have included a basic understanding of structural engineering, allowing you to collaborate effectively as a geotechnical engineer.

Depending on your past experience, you will be developing your emerging geotechnical skills such as:
  • Problem solving using a range of geotechnical solutions to meet project requirements;
  • Characterising the ground for engineering purposes;
  • Design of shallow and deep foundations, slopes, retaining walls, basements, and bridges;
  • Preparing geotechnical documents such as desk studies, interpretative reports, and specifications;
  • Attending site to oversee ground investigations or construction of geotechnical solutions;
  • Using digital technologies such as the use of finite element software, GIS, programming, and data processing

We pride ourselves on developing teams with diverse backgrounds, experience, and capabilities, underpinned by characteristics such as having a logical and methodical approach to your work, whilst embracing pragmatism and flexibility where needed; strong conceptual thinking, numerical, and analytical abilities; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, giving an ability to collaborate effectively within teams and with clients; be flexible and mobile, travelling away from the office as needed.

There will be ample opportunity to develop existing knowledge and capabilities, and potentially a technical specialism within the group framework.

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Rewards and Benefits

We care about you and want you to perform at your best, which is why we offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in our sector.

As a member organisation, everyone shares in our success through a global profit share scheme (payments are dependent on the firm's financial performance).

We also provide Private medical insurance, Life assurance, Accident insurance and Income protection cover. In addition, you'll have access to flexible benefits to help you look after all aspects of your wellbeing and give you the freedom and flexibility to find the best solutions for you, your family, and your individual needs.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks - BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women - provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference - discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

Learn how our Work Unbound initiative is giving all our members greater flexibility in deciding how and where they work

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone's circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

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