Chris Brown

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

"I have received a large amount of on-the-job training, Construction (Design Management) training, and attended several lunchtime talks from various external and internal speakers."

University attended: Newcastle University

Degree Course(s): MEng Civil Engineering

Current Location: York

What does your current role involve?

During my first year as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer within the Technical Consultancy division I have undertaken a broad range of projects and tasks.  These have included:

  • Undertake Desk Study Reviews
  • Direct and arrange ground investigations to my specification
  • Supervise, direct and site engineer ground investigations
  • Write Geotechnical Factual reports
  • Write Geotechnical Factual and Interpretative reports
  • Work to Geotechnical and Environmental laboratory testing schedules
  • Shallow foundation design
  • Pile design   
  • Micro-pile design – Grouted and Driven
  • Retaining Wall calculation checks
  • Slope Analysis for Earthworks
  • Settlement Analysis
  • Phase 1 Geo-Environmental Reports
  • Ground Gas risk assessments

What training have you received since joining Tata Steel?

I have received a large amount of on-the-job training, Construction (Design Management) training, and attended several lunchtime talks from various external and internal speakers.

Do you have any hints/tips/advice you would give to someone applying to Tata Steel?

My main advice is to be yourself; the workplace is a friendly environment and this is mirrored during the recruitment process. Nothing is there to trip you up so just relax and show Tata Steel who you really are.

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