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Graduate - Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineer


Position: Graduate - Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Engineer

Location: Higham Ferrers

Reporting to: Senior Engineer

Rolton Group is an established, award-winning, multi-disciplinary engineering practice with a passion for excellence, innovation, and environmental sustainability. Throughout every project, we use our construction and engineering experience and our knowledge of the client's business to add value. Our multi-disciplinary teams work alongside clients and developers.

“We are striving to help deliver the most significant capital projects in the UK, to influence our future society for the better”.

Due to a healthy forward workload and continued team growth we are looking for an ambitious and motivated graduate to join our Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental team.The chosen candidate will have opportunities to develop and grow their experience within a multi-disciplinary company which provides support for projects primarily within the automotive, advanced manufacturing, commercial, industrial, retail, education, and residential sectors. The candidate will be responsible, under the leadership of a Senior Engineer, for assisting and managing ground engineering tasks on numerous schemes around the UK. This will include numerous geotechnical and geo-environmental services elements, working with other team members and project teams across our multi-disciplinary construction consultancy, together with direct liaison with other design team professionals.

A self-motivated person will have ample opportunity to improve their knowledge, skills, experience, and to work with some of the world’s greatest businesses across a wide range of industry sectors. You will be expected to contribute your ideas, add value, play your part and progress in a consultancy that is ‘Engineering the Future’ TM

We offer an internal graduate mentoring and training program aimed at developing the individual as well as the “Engineer” with a view to progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status or similar.

Our Geotechnical & Geo-environmental engineering graduates will cover a range of projects. Key responsibilities and accountabilities associated with the role are as follows:

  • Desk studies, site inspections and surveys
  • Planning and supervision of ground investigation fieldwork
  • Logging of soils and rock to latest industry standards
  • Preparation of laboratory testing schedules
  • Gas and groundwater monitoring
  • Preparation of geotechnical and contaminated land factual reports, working towards interpretation and assessment

Person Specification:

  • A good degree in Earth Sciences, Geology or Civil Engineering is required.An MSc in Geotechnics or Engineering Geology or a related subject would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Have at least one [1] year post-graduate experience in a similar or skill transferrable role.
  • A good working knowledge of soil and rock logging to current industry standards, is desirable but not essential.
  • Excellent written English and verbal skills to be able to effectively communicate, with a keen eye and high level of attention to detail.
  • High level of organisation with the capability to coordinate on multiple tasks and projects.
  • A creative problem-solver, with the ability to provide solutions to engineering problems.
  • A fast learner with the enthusiasm to learn new skills in design and engineering consultancy.
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload.
  • To handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Flexible approach with the ability to adapt in fast-paced environment.
  • Enjoy working outside as well as in an office environment.
  • A valid and clean UK drivers’ licence – the successful candidate will be required to work with clients throughout the UK and therefore the ability to travel to client sites is essential.
  • A proactive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A good understanding of Information Technology (IT) systems and processes

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Rolton Group are an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate our inclusive and diverse work environment and encourage all people irrespective of age, sex, marital status, pregnancy and maternity status, disability, sexual orientation, gender, race, colour, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, to apply.

We are committed to having an inclusive and transparent environment where every voice is heard and acknowledged. We embrace our differences and know that our diverse team is a strength that drives our success.