Assistant Geotechnical Engineer – Warrington, UK

Hello, future! Here we come. CH2M is now Jacobs. Today is the day when everything about our industry changes. Today, our two great companies join together to deliver more: The promise of a more connected, sustainable world. As our two great companies unite, you may see legacy branding, language or processes and you may be hired into either CH2M or Jacobs as legalities and situations require. Regardless, know that you will be part of an exciting industry change: Everything is possible.

JACOBS is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical and management services, offering a full spectrum of consultancy support to commercial, government and industrial clients.  As part of that support, Jacobs has developed one of the leading and longest-standing geotechnical and tunnelling consultancy capabilities in the UK, with over 400 geotechnical and tunnelling engineers delivering practical and innovative solutions to ground-related problems.
We are continuing to grow the geotechnical and engineering geology team in our Warrington office.
The Warrington geotechnical team is part of our ground engineering group in the Europe, which in turn forms part of a global practice. Members of these groups are linked by close technical and project delivery networks, which enhance the opportunity to develop your technical skill and engineer a rewarding long-term career.
You will work within a team who deliver geotechnical services within a large variety of civil engineering and infrastructure projects, including highways, rail, water, ports and bridges. Your main role will be to provide geotechnical design calculations, support project delivery through desk studies, design/supervision/ interpretation of ground investigations and, potentially, support during construction.
This varied workload provides exceptional prospects for career development, as the team is involved with some of the largest, most complex and prestigious civil engineering projects.
Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities
The Assistant Geotechnical Engineer will work within project teams and will report to project / package managers. The priorities of the role are likely to include:
•Undertaking a wide range of geotechnical studies and assessments.
•Undertaking elements of geotechnical calculations and design work: e.g. earthworks and slope stability
•Assisting with planning, procurement, design and supervision of ground investigations
•Assisting with the preparation / delivery of technical notes, desk studies, feasibility studies, interpretative reports, drawings and engineering geology / geotechnical reports
•Assisting with preparation of technical specifications
•Liaising with contractors and clients, both external and internal
•Managing budgets for tasks on behalf of project / package managers
•Undertaking site based assignments
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
The minimum qualification is:
•First degree in civil engineering, engineering geology (or an appropriate closely related discipline, with good geotechnical engineering coverage
•A post-graduate qualification (MSc or PhD) in geotechnical engineering, soil mechanics or a closely related subject would be advantageous.
A full valid Driving Licence is highly desirable.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
The ideal candidate should possess and be able to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:
•Have a sound academic knowledge and an appreciation of geotechnical design principles and practice (and related fields)
•Have an interest in planning, designing, procuring, supervising / managing and interpreting ground investigations
•Knowledge of geotechnical software and design codes and standards
•Awareness of commonly used forms of contract (NEC, ICE etc)
•Good communication skills with fluency in verbal and written English
•Computer literate in MS Office package (or similar)
•Problem solving & analysis skills
•Team player but with an ability to work independently when required
•Planning & organisational skills
•Motivated to deliver to a high quality and to programme
•Commitment to professional and personal development
Our Culture
At Jacobs we see safety differently – we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.
We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.
When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.
To find out more about our networks, please visit our website;
Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

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