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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, Maidstone, UK

Office Location: Maidstone

Salary: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits inc pension, healthcare, life cover, travel insurance

Discipline team: Geotechnical Engineering


Job Description

SLR’s busy European Geotechnical Team has enjoyed continued commercial success working across a range of industry sectors. Consequently, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a graduate engineer to join our established geotechnical team in Maidstone.

Our geotechnical team provides specialist support for a wide range of SLR projects including mining, earthworks, renewable energy, infrastructure, water treatment facilities and many other civil engineering related projects. In delivering this support, SLR uses state of the art software packages to evaluate saturated and unsaturated flow regimes; perform deformation analyses, stability analyses, stresses and strains analyses; and perform soil structure interaction. This position will provide the successful candidate with a wide range of experience and is ideal for someone who is keen to develop their skills and knowledge in geotechnical engineering to become a professional, chartered engineer (CEng or CGeol).

Whilst the role would suit a graduate seeking their first professional role, we would also be happy to hear from candidates who have already gained some degree of relevant post graduate experience in a commercial environment, in a similar geotechnical engineering role.

The successful candidate will be able to avail of on-the-job training from our team of industry leading professionals and will receive full support in working towards professional chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) (or Geological Society of London (GeolSoc) if appropriate).

Along with a competitive basic salary, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days annual leave (excluding public holidays); flexible working arrangements; car allowance; private health cover; death-in-service cover; professional membership subscription; and pension.

Our staff enjoy agile working, which allows them to tailor their working hours around core business hours in a way that works for them and their unique personal circumstances. We have a structured career framework and regular reviews to help ensure our staff can take advantage of all opportunities to progress.


The person joining will provide office-based support to staff in the Maidstone office working on a diverse range of projects. The type of work will help develop the successful candidate towards chartered status and is envisaged to include the following:
• Proposal writing
• Site investigation fieldwork – planning, procurement, supervision
• Installation of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring of readings
• Geotechnical analysis / numerical modelling
• Factual reporting
• Interpretive reporting
• Production of detailed engineering designs and specifications
• Production of tender documents and bills of quantities
• Construction supervision

This role may also support other engineering disciplines within the Maidstone and other SLR offices, such as Land Surveying, Civil Engineering and Land Quality.

Whilst some projects will be based in the local area, the role may also involve supervision of projects in other locations throughout the UK and overseas for periods of up to 3 months at a time.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
• Minimum degree (BEng/BSc/Meng) in Geotechnical / Civil / Mining Engineering or related discipline, or relevant MSc
• Student level ICE membership or above (or equivalent professional body)
• Good understanding of the principles of Geotechnical Engineering
• Relevant work experience is not essential, but any demonstrable experience in civil / mining / geotechnical as part of a sandwich year or post-graduation would be an advantage
• Full driving license


To apply for this position, please use the online application button on this page to submit a CV and covering letter.

SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap..

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