Assistant Geotechnical Engineer

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South East
£22,950 to £31,450 per annum
Carrington West
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To aid in identifying needs and providing cost effective technical solutions to maintain or improve the geotechnical asset to the standards agreed by the Network Board considering the needs of key stakeholders to the budget and programme agreed with the Schemes Delivery Team and where necessary the Asset Development Team.

Main responsibilities:
•To support monitoring of the performance of the geotechnical asset and identify areas of weakness.
•To understand the condition of the geotechnical asset and support identification of areas where improvements are needed.
•To support identification of schemes that need to be considered in the Four-Year Programme.
•To assist the Asset Development Team in completion of Phase 1B (Scheme Scoping) activities. Including, but not exclusive to; managing technical surveys and studies necessary to support the development of a scheme; identification of schemes with the works undertaken; defines problems; explains options considered; measures success; explains benefits; explains consequences of delaying or not undertaking schemes. Deliver outcomes agreed by the Network Board to programmes and budgets agreed with the Schemes Delivery Team.
•To assist the Schemes Delivery Team in completion of Phase 2A (Design – Pre-Construction Duties). Including but not exclusive to; completion of scheme design employing value engineering techniques to deliver the optimum design solution; mitigates risks; provides outline programme; consults with relevant authorities, stakeholders and other interested parties; prepares scheme information document, drawings and specification, schedules and other deliverables. Deliver the outcomes agreed by the Network Board to the programmes and budgets agreed with the Schemes Delivery Team.
•To provide professional and technical excellence in geotechnical engineering.
•To ensure designs are appropriate and meet the expected levels of technical excellence.
•To report to the Team Leader on a bi-weekly frequency (or other frequency as set by the Team Leader) on scheme performance against budget and programme.
•To monitor the designs produced to ensure they meet the design briefs set by the Schemes Delivery Team and Asset Development Team.
•To seek innovation in the delivery of schemes and techniques used to design and construct them.
•To ensure quality systems are actively applied to all geotechnical schemes.
•To facilitate the Quality and Performance Manager in achieving targets and business improvement.
•Other duties, considered reasonable, may be assigned from time to time to assist in the delivery of business needs.

Where the Assistant Engineer is a graduate:
�To seek every opportunity to gain experience in and extend knowledge of geotechnical engineering with the aim of becoming chartered at the earliest opportunity.
�To be mentored and developed by experienced team members.

Academic qualifications/level of education.
•Membership or working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution (e.g. ICE).
•Relevant vocational qualifications (MEng / BEng / BSc / HNC and HND).
•Basic Project Management Skills.
•Competent in Geotechnical Engineering.
•Understanding of H&S Requirements related to Geotechnical Engineering.
•Broad knowledge of CDM and other H&S legislation.
•Basic knowledge of Designer’s obligations of CDM.
•Basic knowledge of Quality Management.
•Understanding of Quality Management Systems.
•Excellent communication skills.
•Knowledge of the use of computer design tools.
•Strong communications skills to be able to unambiguously communicate targets, and priorities.

If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the salary, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for jobs very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

Even if you are happy in your current job for now, we always welcome calls from Civil Engineering professionals keen to make their introductions for future months or years. Our specialist team has a combined 70+ years’ experience in this market. Please call Simon at Carrington West on 02393 876020 for more information.

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Contact Details:
Carrington West
Tel: 02393 876016
Contact: Adam Butler

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