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Geotechnical Engineer

Atkins are seeking Geotechnical Engineers to join our geotechnical teams working in the energy sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to help provide the ground engineering input to some of our most challenging projects.

As one of the UK’s leading geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 250 professionals, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering. We see a bright future as we adapt and strengthen our technical expertise in growth areas, such as Energy, Mass Transit and Major Infrastructure.

Atkins has an impressive current portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects in the UK and internationally. We need to increase our resources to meet the growing demands from our clients, especially in the energy sector, which includes offshore and onshore oil & gas, renewable energy (wind, current and hydro-power), low carbon engineering and nuclear power.

As a result, we’re looking to grow our team and looking for people with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future. We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright future in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector. We have offices throughout the UK and depending on the particular skillset and experience of the applicant we may consider locating the role in one of several of our UK hub offices (London, Epsom, Birmingham, Warrington and Glasgow).

Requirements The successful applicant will be a geotechnical engineer with a proven track record of technical work and project delivery. Excellent technical skills are required relevant to our work in the energy sector.   Candidates should have:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally MSc or equivalent)
  • At or approaching Chartered status
  • Proven experience of acting as a geotechnical engineer in a fast-moving engineering consultancy environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and technical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to liaise with clients
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs
  • Excellent report writing skills with the ability to self-check and produce accurate work
  • A flair for innovation
  • A willingness to travel on short assignments both within the UK and overseas.
  • Candidates would require a driving licence

Also desirable:

Experience of geotechnical work in the energy sector is desirable for this role but not essential if the key transferrable skills can be demonstrated.

Training         

The learning and development experience in our Ground Engineering team is different to that at most other companies.  Here we thoroughly recognise the importance of our people and we invest for the long term to provide them with the technical, commercial and managerial expertise they need throughout their career.  At Atkins our staff continue to learn and develop irrespective of their position or experience.

Our investment includes our acclaimed technical conferences, regular presentations and discussion groups, field trips, bespoke training courses as well as active on the job mentoring.  We also have our Ground Engineering Academy to provide structured support and encouragement to staff in their progression to chartership.  Fulfilling learning and development experiences include the opportunity for international assignments in a variety of countries. 

Rewards and Benefits   Please see our website for full details

Right to Work   The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment.  Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.

Atkins has been named as one of the top 50 employers for women for 2013.  The listing recognises Atkins as an organisation that is committed to making the most of the women in our workforce. 

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