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Mott MacDonald

2020 UK Graduate Engineering Geology Scheme

Salary notes: 
Competitive
Job/scheme locations: 
Altrincham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Norwich & Sheffield
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 
10/11/2019

What will you be getting up to?

We manage and deliver designs for major below ground civil projects and are recognised as authoritative and innovative in ground engineering.  We specialise in all aspects of foundations, geotechnics, and tunnelling, and contribute to some of the largest and most demanding structures in the world. These projects range from Crossrail in London, East London Line, Victoria Station Upgrade, Budapest Metro, Dublin Interconnector, TfL tunnels refurbishment to name a few.
Areas of expertise include value management and value engineering, geotechnical advice, geotechnical information management, site investigation, rock engineering, slope engineering, coastal engineering, and environmental geotechnics. Supporting our civil design capability, we have specialist engineering geology, numerical modelling, seismic and hydrogeology expertise.
 
Work will vary but you are likely to undertake the following type of work:

  • Prepare desk studies
  • Plan, procure, supervise and report on ground investigations to the requirements of EC7.
  • Provide engineering geological input, and parameter derivation, to the design of the following in both soil and rock:
  • Foundations and substructures
  • Slopes and assess stability
  • Earthworks
  • Reinforced earth structures
  • Provide input to of soil and rock mechanics analyses.
  • Classify rock masses using rock mass rating systems
  • Undertake budgeting and cost control
  • Prepare technical reports

Where you’ll be based

We have opportunities in Altrincham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Norwich & Sheffield.

Candidate Specification

We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion for ground engineering, and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.

When you apply you will be asked to choose which sectors you are applying for; your sector choices should reflect where you are passionate about starting your future career. You should be able to demonstrate your interest in your chosen sector through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

To apply for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months experience and have achieved a 2.1 degree in:

  • Engineering geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics, or related discipline. 

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

Equality, diversity and inclusion: 

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how to help. 
 
Flexible working: 

We support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

** Application deadline is the 10 November 2019 **

Job Profile

About this scheme - is it the right one for you?

A graduate scheme should be more than just job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with this programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll also support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution.

What else is involved?

With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online.

You’ll be enrolled onto Accelerate Your Future, a three-year programme which develops your strengths, it also gives you the opportunity to network and meet other graduates in your cohort. The programme is a mix of residential events, classroom-based learning, virtual webinars and business challenges.

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.
You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: in addition to biannual reviews, we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension: we have the best people on our team and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in. From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates at the graduate weekend residential course or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day.

Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.
It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
East of England, London, North West, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber, Aberdeen and North East, Edinburgh and Lothian, Glasgow, Wales

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