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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

Van Elle
Nottingham, East Midlands, NG16 6JA
Closing date
Apr 26, 2024

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We have exciting opportunities for Graduate Geotechnical Engineers to join the UK's largest and most diverse geotechnical and ground engineering contractor.

The role will be challenging, demanding, varied and a fantastic opportunity to begin your career alongside the support offered from our vastly experienced team.

What you'll be doing:
  • Undertake geotechnical analytical work, from planning, execution and reporting of Geo-Environmental and Geotechnical site investigations
  • Assist with various field activities including assessment and analysis of geotechnical conditions and investigations
  • Involvement in laboratory testing programmes for soil and rock samples
  • Prepare and assist with reviewing, analysing and interpreting geotechnical data
  • Assist with report writing and technical notes
  • Undertake Research & Development projects including developing innovative engineering tools and solutions
  • Implement operational quality control measures and quality assurance processes
  • Take a proactive approach in the responsibility for Health and Safety
  • Attend regular meetings with internal and external parties
  • Undertake contaminated land assessment and site remediation using appropriate technical skills
  • Conduct soil and groundwater risk assessments, liaising with clients and regulators
  • Working collaboratively with engineers and other technicians to deliver quality evidence led reports
  • Conduct self in a way that reflects and promotes the Van Elle company values.

Who we're looking for:
  • A minimum 2:2 BSc (Hons) in Geology, Civil Engineering or related subject
  • Previous practical construction experience (desirable)
  • Experience with AutoCAD preferable
  • IT competent in Microsoft packages
  • Valid CSCS would be beneficial.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively to deadlines and under pressure.
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Effective planning and organisation skills
  • A structured approach to problem solving.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the relevant legal and safety regulations

Other Requirements:
  • Eligible to work and live in the UK.
  • Flexibility to travel in the UK.
  • A full driving licence, that is valid in the UK (essential)

What you'll get in return:
  • Competitive salary depending on experience.
  • Hours of work are 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday however flexibility is required
  • 25 days holiday plus bank/public holidays.
  • Permanent position
  • Benefits include access to Company pension, bonus scheme and Healthcare Cash Plan with family option.
  • Onsite Training Centre offers ongoing training and development opportunities.
  • Onsite Canteen.
  • Access to our 24-hour confidential employee support line.

About Us

Over the past 39 years, Van Elle has grown to have an unrivalled range of techniques and reputation for delivering high-quality foundation and ground engineering solutions.

The distinction is in the breadth of our expertise in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. From underpinning housing and off-site modular precast solutions on highways to pile raft foundations in London.

Van Elle has a track record of developing innovative equipment, services and geotechnical solutions to improve the accuracy, quality and sustainability of projects across a wide number of sectors, from housing and infrastructure to general construction, benefitting customers, stakeholders and communities.

With expert support from Strata Geotechnics ground investigation, ScrewFast (the UK's leading helical piling and steel modular foundations provider), piling specialist Rock and Alluvium, along with Van Elle Construction Training with its dedicated training and assessment centre, Van Elle offers unrivalled capabilities and support to the construction industry.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this type of role. The list is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this type of role


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