Senior/Principal Materials Engineer - Swindon, Bristol or London

KRT Marketing
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.Be a part of something Special: Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas and visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder how' as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them. Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us and greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete and thrive. The role: we are looking for a Senior / Principal Materials Engineer to be based in Swindon (Bristol or London also considered) to help further our resource and expertise within our Asset Management & Materials group. The main purpose of this position is to provide concrete technology and cathodic protection expertise on a variety of projects across power, environment, water, rail, highways, tunnels, marine, ports & coastal. Project work will include specification and materials selection for new and existing structures; to improve durability and corrosion resistance and extended design life requirements for cost effective and sustainable prolongation of asset life. Key Responsibilities: -Providing technical consultancy in concrete technology to projects where CH2M are designing new infrastructure. -Wide variety of new and existing asset types using various modeling tools. -Managing and leading investigation and repair projects to concrete and other forms of infrastructure. -Managing projects with value from £10k - £500k. -Managing projects to targeted budget/profit, and on-time delivery. -Ensuring technical quality and correctness throughout. -Mentoring junior materials technologists. -Interacting confidently with internal/external Clients, managing Client relationships, securing follow-on work. -The role requires reasonably frequent site visits, and there is potential for overseas visits. The opportunity: To be a technical specialist to our business, working alongside passionate colleagues who provide the platform for you to deliver your expertise and knowledge to our clients, where we are a leading consultancy in Transportation/Infrastructure. We continually look to further enhance CH2Mers capability through diverse and challenging work as well as training, development plans & mentorships. This is a great opportunity to widen and deepen your materials technology expertise and experience, working on a very wide range of infrastructure types, in UK and overseas, both in new design support studies using in-house models for durability strategies and early-age concrete behaviour, and also on existing structures involving site condition surveys and developing remedial schemes. Our materials technologists are currently supporting some of the biggest infrastructure development projects underway: Tideway, HS2, Crossrail, Hinckley, A14, Smart-motorways, TEAM2100, Dubai Metro extension, and more. These staff are currently supporting projects across the UK, and also in UAE, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and South America. We have a strong core of materials technologists across concrete, highway pavements, metals and other structural materials, which is centralised to maintain the strength of the centre of excellence and offer variety to these staff. This team also has close links to our asset management consulting staff. The minimum qualifications for this position are:-Background in Civil Engineering or Geo-materials with BSc, BEng or MSc, MEng necessary; or corrosion science background with concrete corrosion experience. -Demonstrable good quality technical report writing, with a high standard of focus and reasoning and accurate use of English language. -Detailed knowledge of concrete technology for new construction and concrete repair, including relevant materials and applicable standards. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:-Understanding of reinforced concrete deterioration processes and mitigation measures. -Experience in deterioration modeling of reinforced concrete and durability design / durability planning for infrastructure projects. -Experience in planning and implementation condition surveys and structural assessments, e.g. bridge assessments, industrial facilities. -Experience in design, specification and supervision of repair and upgrading structures. Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers. Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner Engineers without Borders', Water for People' and Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry. Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.
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