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Junior Geotechnical Engineer

Salary Description:
£18000 - £24000 per annum
Consultancy Jobs
Location Description:
City of London, London
9th November 2017
Start Date:
Mattinson Partnership
Job Ref:

Ref: 16678


With more than twenty five years' experience of servicing the infrastructure, engineering and construction industries, our client are excited to be developing their consultancy service offering in the London market. You'll be joining a business who have hit the ground running, developing a client base across the city and have an exciting growth plan to deliver over the next 12months.

Applying your existing experience of geotechnical engineering consultancy (ideally 2 years), you'll play a key role in delivering ground investigation contracts in the residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors across the SE, which will likely see you likely split between local sites and the modern London office 50:50.

Your role

You will provide invaluable support to the team leader, taking responsibility for completing site works in good time and using excellent communication skills to liaise with onsite drilling teams and clients. You will receive training, leadership and mentoring from the team leader whilst also benefitting from exposure to a varied workload and being trusted to work autonomously. As the second team member in a growing team, it's important you bring good work ethic and a proactive approach to project work into the team - you'll be setting the precedent for future growth! You will be supported at every turn, with development towards Chartership included, but those demonstrating ability to use their own initiate to apply what they've learnt in the industry so far, will be best suited to this role offering bags of potential to fast track your consultancy career.

As part of your role you'll see yourself completing site works, supervising drilling rigs, undertake sampling, scheduling lab tests and compiling factual and interpretive reports. This role presents the unique opportunity for an early career consultant to get exposure to client management & business development opportunities, so you'll be someone who's ambitious to crack on with your career.

Qualifications and experience you'll need;

* Degree in a relevant subject e.g. Geology, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology
* Post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology, desirable but not essential
* Relevant industry experience including Soil logging to Eurocode 7 - BS 5930 essential
* Experienced with supervising drilling rigs and various site investigation techniques
* Scheduling laboratory testing
* Experience with ground gas and water monitoring
* Competent in geotechnical design for deep and shallow foundations, basements, slopes, earthworks, ground improvement and retaining walls
* Experience writing basement impact assessments and ground movement analysis desirable
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
* Robust understanding of relevant legislation, technical guidance & codes of practice
* Full UK driving licence essential

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