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At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is 'people first', and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You'll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people's lives. You're encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Reporting to the Team Leader, you will be accountable for managing components of projects, working in collaboration with other design disciplines and providing technical inputs to projects. The role will involve building relationships with clients on projects, gaining experience in commercial aspects of projects together with developing your own skills, and those of the team, to ensure you all reach full potential.

Role accountabilities:
  • Supporting the development and implementation of engineering solutions.
  • Independently drive routine projects and non-routine tasks with guidance.
  • Participating in the resolution of technical issues.
  • Collaborating with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design.
  • Providing technical input and support to project teams and championing quality and innovation.
  • Ensuring compliance of produced deliverables, including drawings, reports, specifications and studies with project requirements.
  • Gaining experience in commercial aspects of projects (contract, invoicing, debt management, client management etc) relating to projects for which responsible.
  • Building relationships and liaising with the Project Director or Manager and the Client.
  • Preparing geotechnical calculations, drawings, specifications, reports and other project documentation as required in line with company and client requirements as well as national standards and codes of practice.
  • Assisting and participating in developing yourself and other team members.
  • Gaining experience and complying with relevant H & S regulations and promoting a culture of awareness within the team.
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your line manager and Team Leader.

Qualifications & Experience:
We are seeking candidates with the following credentials for this role:

Essential Experience & Competencies:
  • Well-rounded geotechnical design including foundations (shallow foundations and piles), retaining walls and slope stability assessments.
  • Growing (post-graduate) experience in most aspects of projects, including planning, supervising and designing, together with examples of applying standards and technical knowledge in projects.
  • Earthworks design, specification and implementation.
  • Good written communication skills and ability to prepare significant elements of technical reports.
  • Ability to self-check and prepare accurate deliverables.
  • Good verbal communication and motivational skills.
  • Experience in ground investigation design and implementation.
  • Experience in the use of routine geotechnical design programs such as VDISP/PDISP, WALLAP, SLIDE, REPUTE and SlopeW.
  • Good motivational and people management skills with an ability to influence staff and clients particularly regarding technical issues.
  • Ability to work within large multi-disciplinary engineering teams.
  • Knowledge and some experience of commercial aspects of projects.
  • Team player, self-starter and problem solver with a "Can-do" attitude.
  • Fully familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Flexible to travel in UK.
  • Full and valid driving licence.

Minimum Academic Qualifications:
  • BEng in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical bias
  • MSc / MEng in Geotechnical Engineering or similar

Desirable Professional Qualifications:
  • Currently progressing towards becoming a Chartered Engineer or Chartered


Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people's lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients' most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it's not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

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