2023 - Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

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  • Title:
    2023 - Graduate Geotechnical Engineer
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  • Employment type:
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2023 - Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (3175)

Job Title: Graduate Geotechnical Engineer  

We're looking for bright and committed graduates who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry.   

 

Role Overview 

Expanded Geotechnical is a member of the Laing O'Rourke construction group. We are a leading specialist ground engineering contractor. Our involvement in delivery of the most prestigious and complex projects demands that we design and install a broad range of best value foundation solutions for our clients. Key to achieving our strategy for continued profitable growth is investing in our geotechnical team. We have opportunities for ambitious graduate geotechnical engineer's keen to join an energetic, stimulating and rewarding environment. 

Our graduates will work within the geotechnical engineering team under the guidance of design and project engineers and alongside site supervisors and managers.  

We are looking for high calibre professionals with ambition, enthusiasm and drive to make an impact. You must have strong technical acumen coupled with a positive interest in foundation engineering. You will also have a professional approach and a keen eye for detail; excellent communication and IT skills are also vital for the role. 

Our graduates are given the opportunity to gain a broad experience within our business. The role will involve a period in one of our design/work winning teams, which are located at our main regional offices. Plus, a period in project management with our operation team, which will be project based. 

 

 Key Deliverables and Accountabilities 

  • To be an active & contributory member during their periods in the design/work winning & operation teams. 
  • To understand and deliver the client's requirements and liaise with designers/client/ main contractors to optimize the best engineering solution.  
  • Ensure the appropriate selection of piling technique is chosen to suit the project ground conditions. 
  • To undertake geotechnical analysis/design using in-house and commercially available software in accordance with the relevant codes of practice and prepare detailed geotechnical design reports for submittal to clients and respond to technical queries raised during the approval process.   
  • To cost, budget, tender, negotiate and secure orders for a variety of such systems, whilst maximising the business profits.  
  • Preparation of settlement packs for review by the business at settlement meetings. 
  • Preparation of contract design documents, drawings and schedules. 
  • To design with awareness of risk including, H&S, geotechnical and commercial aspects. 
  • To liaise and provide design support to the operation team during the installation phase to ensure correct design is fully implemented.  
  • To produce as built documentation post construction.  
  • Develop long lasting relationships with clients to encourage repeat business. 
  • Co-ordinating and responding to client's requests by gaining experience from colleagues. 
  • Collaborative working with other LOR business units to achieve shared end goals. 
  • To continue your professional development. 

 

Location  

Dartford Head Office – to start  

 

Degree Subjects   

A degree in a Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology and Geotechnics or other construction related degree.  

 

Professional Accreditation  

 ICE  

 

The Laing O'Rourke Graduate Development Programme - what can you expect? 

Our graduate programme is designed to embrace and develop your capabilities. Most importantly, you will be encouraged to continue learning throughout your career. You will be stretched, challenged, and supported by a business that views your personal development and the achievement of professional accreditation as a priority.  
   
Our programme will give you the practical experience, technical learning and professional development while being part of the some of the most exciting construction and infrastructure projects in the UK.

  

Entry requirements 

We are looking for graduates who meet the following criteria:  

  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable 
  • Full mobility as you may be required to relocate for your role 
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills 
  • A degree course with a clear route to professional accreditation  
  • Your degree classification should be 2:2 or higher  
  • Entry degrees will be listed within each of our graduate vacancies and differ from     role to role

 

**The Graduate Development Programme will commence in September 2023**

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

 

 


 
 
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Benefits

Private Medical Insurance
Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Company Car / Car Allowance (*Role dependant)
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Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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