Graduate Opportunity

Ground Engineering & Geology Graduates

Civil/Geology/Geotechnical/Construction.

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Job Summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges.

Around the World AECOM

A bird's eye view of AECOM at work around the globe, delivering a better world.

From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. 

Our Ground Engineering UK&I team comprises 200 staff and provides services ranging from project management, feasibility studies, detailed design, contract administration and construction supervision for geotechnical works in UK&I and overseas.

We support internal and external clients on a wide variety of projects, but predominantly in road, rail, airports, ports and harbours, flood alleviation, nuclear power and waste management, commercial and industrial developments, landslip investigation and remediation.

We work for leading UK clients including Highways England, Network Rail, Homes England, Local Authorities, as well as for leading contractors and developers and for overseas clients. We have an impressive portfolio of regional and national projects including Thames Tideway, Lower Thames Crossing ground investigations, HS2, Mersey Gateway, Hinkley C nuclear power station, M6 21a to 26 Smart motorway, A303 Stonehenge road improvement.

Our Ground Engineering graduates at AECOM will work on a range of projects, involving work such as:

  • Desk studies, site inspections, rockface surveys and geomorphological mapping
  • Contribute to the planning and procurement of ground investigations
  • Supervise ground investigation fieldwork
  • Geological interpretation and preparation of interpretative reports
  • Analysis of geotechnical data, preparation of ground models, design and reporting on foundations, retaining walls, soil slope stability, earthworks, rock slope stabilisation
  • AECOM has a range of 2D and 3D numerical analysis software, candidates with an interest in this area will have the opportunity to develop modelling skills.

Minimum Requirements

  • A degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology with a 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above
  • A masters in Soil Mechanics or Geotechnical Engineering would be an advantage for our engineering roles
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office is essential, and competent use of ACAD/ Civil 3D software is desirable
  • Candidates with Geotechnical or engineering geology work experience would be preferred although this is not essential
  • Willing and able to work towards professional qualifications (ICE, IOM3 or The Geological Society)
  • Demonstrable interest in ground engineering projects and in promoting ground engineering activities with our internal clients
  • Flexible and willing to work away from home on sites and occasionally in other offices
  • Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions
  • Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing
  • Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole
  • Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership.

Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Leeds, Basingstoke, Bedford, Birmingham, Chelmsford (Essex), Chesterfield, Croydon, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Newcastle and St Albans (Hertfordshire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Geology
  • Geotechnical

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