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Ground Engineering and Tunnelling Summer & Industrial Year Placement Scheme (2020)

Cities & Development, Environment & Geoscience, Water

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As a Geologist, Geotechnical or Tunnelling Engineering placement student you could be involved in one of the most exciting sectors in civil and environmental engineering. You’ll help to support and deliver the technical aspects of a variety of engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally.

You could help us to design and construct new and innovative infrastructure (such as mass transit systems, tunnelling and power supply), geohazard, underground storage and offshore geotechnics. Together we share knowledge and create a better, more sustainable future for all by safeguarding our natural resources. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, you develop highly sought-after industry skills.

Big thinkers. Inspiring designs. We’re a world-leading consultancy offering an experience like no other. With the Atkins placement scheme, you’re in great company.

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Where could I work?

As a placement student, you could work at the following offices:

  • Summer placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Derby, Epsom (Surrey), Glasgow, Leeds, London, Warrington
  • Industrial year locations: Epsom (Surrey)
  • Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum 2.1 Bachelor’s / BEng or 2.2 Master’s/MEng in Ground Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling or related subject

Ground Engineering – summer placements only
Our Ground Engineering team provides world class geotechnical and engineering geology services to infrastructure and global energy clients, focusing around the engineering behaviour of the ground for complex new build and asset life extension projects. You’ll get involved in a broad range of activities including site investigation, 3D ground modelling, geohazard & terrain evaluation, earth structures, foundation design and ground improvement, in both the onshore and offshore environments.

Tunnelling and Underground Space - summer and industrial placements available in Epsom (Surrey) only
Our Tunnelling and Underground Space team provides technically excellent engineering design of tunnelling, underground, and heavy infrastructure, particularly focused on mass transit, rail and major project programmes. Our team have expertise in assessment of ground movements, design of complex foundations and ‘ground-contacting’ structures, in addition to the assessment of ventilation and fire life safety aspects of utilising underground space. Here you’ll get the opportunity to take on a wide range of interesting activities, including site work, design, asset impact assessments, life cycle/risk assessments and project management.

What are we looking for?

  • Passion and understanding for working in a consultancy environment, with the ability to work with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Drive and determination
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the confidence to work on your own initiative or as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • An interest in developing digital and technology-based solutions

What are the benefits and rewards?

When you join us, you’ll be empowered to be the professional you want to be, working on projects you can feel proud of.

Our benefits, to name a few, include:

  • Dedicated support from your line manager who will create personalised objectives with you, so you can get the most out of your time with us to support you with your studies and beyond
  • Our top performing placement students have the opportunity to be nominated straight onto our Graduate Development Programme
  • A competitive salary

How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunities employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities. 

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on placements@atkinsglobal.com.

Some of our opportunities are incredibly popular, so to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

NB: This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 6th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer, Year-long
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Derby, Epsom (Surrey), Glasgow, Leeds, London and Warrington
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical

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