Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

North Yorkshire
£25000 + excellent tailored benefits package
11 Jun 2014
09 Jul 2014
Job Type

Our client is a leading international consultancy with expertise in Geoscience, operating for more than 50 years, they are well known in the market for deep technical skills. Their specialist technical knowledge and market leading innovations have established our client as a leader in geotechnical and environmental engineering.

They are specialist in Geotechnical civil engineering (design) providing geotechnical services, advice, design of ground improvements, site investigations, geotechnical interpretations, analysis, design and construction advice.

Our client now has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer with 12 months experience.

The types of projects you will be involved In is Emirates new development, Bus routes for cities, high rise buildings, tunnels, and near shore structures.


MSc Geotechnical Engineering

M-Eng Civil Engineering or equivalent

Job Description


  • Good knowledge of the ground engineering industry. 
  • You will be technically minded  in geotechnical engineering

Our client has specialist knowledge of modern ground improvements and construction techniques to enable the projects to not only proceed, but to proceed in timely and cost effective manner therefore you will be involved in research and develop of new techniques to help the clients  overcome challenging conditions, develop strong relationships and a team approach with leading specialist contractors.

You will have some knowledge of the following – Soil Anchors, soil nailing, dowels, fore poling, rock bolts, rock anchors, and rock cable bolts.

You will be involved  in ground improvements include grouting, dewatering, freezing, ground replacement including jet grouting, dynamic replacement, and preloading techniques. Comprehensive ground models commencing with the collection of data through desk top studies, and geomorphological assessment’s supplemented by;

  • Ground investigations
  • In situ testing
  • Groundwater modelling
  • Collection of samples for laboratory testing

Geotechnical interpretation is fundamental in understanding how engineering and construction will impact on site. This goes beyond the extrapolation of factual data to overlaying geological models as well as applying local knowledge. The results of the geotechnical interpretation are used in tandem with each client’s individual needs to provide relevant advice and tailored solutions.

Our client use a range of analytical techniques to identify the specific geotechnical design requirements and specifications needed for construction activities.

Advanced numerical technology such as finite element analysis and boundary element analysis is followed up by methods that check and verify our analyses to provide accurate and reliable data to clients.

Where needed, they develop new methods or modify existing analytical methods to improve the quality of the solutions we develop for our clients.

Geotechnical design needs to consider the properties of the ground and the impact infrastructure will have on the surface and sub-surface.

  • foundations
  • slopes, seismic risk and slope stabilization
  • retaining structures
  • roads
  • rail formations
  • pavements
  • dams and reservoirs
  • marine and near shore structures
  • tunnels and underground infrastructure
  • quarries and landfills
  • Mines and tailings dams.

As a graduate geotechnical engineer with the appropriate experience, seize this opportunity to take on a geotechnical role, develop areas of technical expertise and be part of the wider Companies environment.  This is your chance to define your career, take your knowledge to the next level and path the way for your future.


Our client offers a range of benefits that suit individual needs. As an on- going training and development programme offered by our client (university courses, private, and internal courses) you will have then chance to travel overseas and design international projects. 

We require UK citizens for this post or with UK experience.