Assistant Geotechnical Engineer

Amey plc
13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Amey Consulting

At Amey Consulting, we specialise in intelligent interventions rooted in practical thinking; because uniquely, our plans and designs are shaped by our expertise in delivery. We think – and act – in terms of grounded, everyday impacts. We listen to our clients and immerse ourselves in their world. It’s what we are proud of, it’s what sets us apart, it’s part of our heritage and our future.

Our agile team of consultants, engineers and designers are united by their desire to champion the infrastructure around us, because ‘better places’ demand better asset innovations: longer lasting, harder working and better performing – as well as more sustainable. It’s about end-to-end solutions with day-to-day impacts. Our team of 3,000 experts are hands on: dedicated to solving client-centered problems by avoiding cookie-cutter solutions. We leverage client insight; real-time data science; asset analytics; smart planning and design; as well as network and asset management capabilities to transform how our transport, utilities, property and public assets perform, day in, day out.

We challenge the ‘why’ as much as the ‘what’. We think about how consumer behaviours – and expectations – are changing and leverage human data as much as big data. We are infrastructure technologists AND futurologists: long-term vision powering lifetime value. We have intelligent heads but our boots are firmly on the ground: challenging, anticipating, solving, inventing. Inspiring with science, not blinding by it. Passionate about seeing our cutting-edge contributions played out in the real world.

What is the purpose of this role?

We are looking for an Assistant Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing teamin Edinburgh working within the design team to help ensure compliance with all relevant technical standards (particularly Eurocode 7) and delivery of all the specified project outcomes on time and to the quality required.

What will this role involve?

Assist in the planning and execution of desk studies, ground investigations, outline and detailed geotechnical designs
Assist with project planning, programming, cost control and administration Assist in the management and monitoring of the budget for projects
Help maintain good working relationships with the Client and other interested parties
Carry out inspection work, feasibility studies, report preparation, cost estimating Respond to queries and liaise with clients, third parties and other stakeholder groups
Prepare design calculations, drawings, technical documents and project reports ensuring compliance with current standards
Attend meetings with the client and other organisations
Maintain high technical standards, consistent with the project brief
Undertake surveys and site supervision duties Ensure compliance with the Integrated Management System
Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation through the design and work stages
Support the preparation of bids and delivery of services on other contracts, when required
Assist in the implementation of cost effective and innovative design solutions
Report on programme delivery, resources and budgets
Support and supervise junior team members and liaise with the Project line manager to help coordinate the allocation of design team resources
What are we looking for?

BSc, BEng, MEng or MSc in a geotechnical/geological science (or Civil Engineering + Geotechnics) or equivalent
Computer literate and conversant with MS Office suite Knowledge of geotechnical software
A proven ability to work within a team environment with a dedicated approach to meet project deadlines
Self-motivated with good organisation skills
Flexible approach
Good communication skills with the ability to communicate with clients and stakeholders
A desire and willingness to develop career and existing skills, and acquire new technical competence to enhance team capability
Environmental awareness
Tool Box talk
IOSH working safely
What makes this role unique?

You will assist in the planning and execution of desk studies, ground investigations, outline and detailed geotechnical designs

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