Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

Employer: Cundall
Job location
London, Newcastle and Edinburgh
Job salary
£25,000 per annum plus excellent benefits (£29,500 in London)
Job term
Full Time - Permanent
Job closing date

The Team

Cundall’s Geotechnical Engineering team pride themselves on their exemplary track record of providing innovative and sustainable geotechnical engineering solutions, focused on ensuring the best possible foundations for construction design that improves and protects the environment in which we live.
The Geotechnical Engineering team are an award-winning source of world leading expertise, bringing together their technical knowledge in the disciplines of environmental science, environmental engineering, engineering geology, foundation engineering and geotechnics.

The team now looks for an enthusiastic graduate to join them and be a part of future projects – some of the award-winning projects they’ve already completed include a challenging regional sport and leisure facility, a BMX track, and Lee Valley White Water Centre.

The Role

Offering a pro-active and collaborative approach to skill development, and professional excellence, becoming a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer at Cundall will see you work on the design of some of the most exciting construction projects in the UK and worldwide.
Working closely with colleagues across our multi-disciplinary practice (in particular, our Civil and Structural Engineering teams), you’ll provide specialist consultancy input on projects across all sectors including Education, Healthcare, Critical Systems, Industrial, Residential and Retail.
As a Geotechnical Engineer, you’ll carry out detailed geotechnical calculations and analysis, prepare site investigations and risk assessments, and formulate geotechnical designs (shallow strips/pads, piled foundations, slope stability, retaining structures), specification and procurement.
Assuming greater levels of responsibility and autonomy as your professional skills develop, you’ll also be well supported towards Chartership.

The Skills

Accredited with a post graduate qualification in Geotechnical Engineering (or related subject), you have a real passion for great geotechnical design and analysis for the built environment. Ideally, you’ll have already supplemented this interest with a relevant work placement/internship.
Digital engineering is a big focus at Cundall, so ideally, you’ll have an understanding of Parametric Modelling Techniques (Grasshopper or Dynamo), or at least one modern programming language (e.g. Python, C#, VB). An understanding of Engineering Optimisation Techniques, the principles of structured programming and basic knowledge in the application of Machine Learning would also be desirable.
You are organised and methodical in your approach to managing your tasks and priorities, you strive to meet deadlines and have a close appreciation of the commercial factors which affect design solutions.
Collaborative in nature, you’ll be able to empathise with your clients’ needs and utilise excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbally, with internal and external stakeholders. You’re used to using your initiative to overcome challenges and have a positive, can-do attitude.
What’s in it for you?
We offer a competitive starting salary which grows as you develop, as well as many training and development opportunities to make sure you keep progressing.

Aside from this, those who successfully join our graduate scheme also enjoy:
•    A one-off joining bonus of £1,500, payable during your first week of employment
•    A £2,000 bonus on gaining chartered status with a relevant professional body
•    23 days' holiday per annum (plus statutory holidays)
•    A flexible benefits package which enables you to select additional benefits to suit your personal circumstances.
Cundall values equality and diversity, and welcomes applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. 

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