Graduate Geotechnical Engineer

  • Job Reference: 15515
  • Date Posted: 21 November 2020
  • Employer: United Utilities
  • Location: Warrington, Cheshire
  • Salary: £28,500
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (15515)

Job ID: 15515
Location: Warrington, UK
Salary: £28,500.00
Working Hours: 37.00 per week

Job Purpose

United Utilities provides water and sewage services to around seven million people in the North West.  Behind the scenes that means operating enough miles of pipework and sewers to wrap three times round the planet, investing billions of pounds to improve water and the environment across the North West, while taking care of some of the most scenic and environmentally sensitive countryside in the region. We're embracing new technology, thinking outside the box to improve services for our customers and even harnessing the renewable energy potential of the region's water, waste and weather.  

In short, it's our job to bring three million households and 200,000 businesses, clean, clear water and to take their waste water away so our customers can simply get on with their day.

Our projects are focussed on all aspects of the water industry as part of our capital programme across the northwest of England. As an Engineer working on this programme you will gain experience and expertise in all aspects of water industry work from regulation through project development to design and construction. 


Job Accountabilities

  • Our graduate Geotechnical Engineers are required to develop their knowledge of site investigations, interpretation of detailed geotechnical data and the geotechnical design of earthworks, foundations, retaining systems and ground improvement techniques for water, wastewater and sludge treatment processes 
  • Our engineers work individually and as a member of a team and a working knowledge of managing interfaces with other disciplines e.g. Process, Civil, Hydraulics, Mechanical, Electrical, Construction etc is required. These are key requirements in order to deliver robust, reliable, repeatable, commissionable, operable, maintainable, safe and cost effective Project Designs.
  • You will develop your experience and expertise in data gathering and analysis required for the engineering design.
  • You will also develop your knowledge of Health & Safety techniques and the regulatory environment, both of which are important in meeting our objectives. 
  • Our engineers are also expected to communicate to both technical and non-technical audience's concept and ideas regarding the application of particular design. 
  • Our Graduate Geotechnical Engineers will be supported with their initial professional development towards an Engineering Council approved professional qualification.   


Knowledge and Skills

  • Masters degree level qualified.  Either:
  • BSc Engineering Geology / Geotechnical Engineering / Civil Engineering / Geology combined with an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering / Engineering Geology / Soil Mechanics or Foundation Engineering,

or alternatively

  • 4 year MEng Civil Engineering including substantial Geotechnical Engineering content.

  • Technically competent with good planning, organisational and problem solving skills.
  • Great interpersonal, communication and influencing skills.
  • Good team working skills 

Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a virtual assessment centre in late January. Dates to be confirmed.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background. If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.