Graduate Engineering Geologist wanted by Atlkins in Dubai

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Atkins global

Geomatics, Geotechnics

Atkins is one of the worlds’ leading engineering design consultancies. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, we are committed to planning, designing and enabling excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combines innovation, imagination and best practices.

Ground Engineering is one of the most exciting and demanding sectors in civil and environmental engineering. It encompasses disciplines such as, engineering geology, geotechnical engineering and tunnel engineering. The services of qualified professionals in these disciplines are in great demand in the design and construction of new and innovative infrastructure (such as mass transit systems, tunnelling and power supply), geohazard, underground storage and offshore geotechnics. There is also an increasing requirement for such areas of expertise as the world responds to a changing future with its emphasis on the energy sector, ‘low carbon’, sustainability and greater management of resources.

The Middle East Atkins Ground Engineering team offers a structured graduate training programme and career path for Graduates wishing to pursue a career in ground engineering. We currently have Graduate opportunities in our team based in Dubai.


Responsibilities shall include but not limited to the following:
Perform tasks assigned independently with minimum guidance from the seniors in the discipline.
Be excellent communicators and maintain the ability to work individually or as part of a team.
Be proficient in site investigation data manipulation, interpretation and evaluation of geohazards and risks.
Develop idealised geological cross-sections based on an understanding of site history, evaluation and interpretation.
Managing one’s own time and time of others reporting to them.
Responsible for compliance with Atkins QA/QC procedures and implementation of procedures.
Keep abreast of latest trends and technologies related to engineering geology.
The drive and self-motivation to achieve chartered status and to continuously develop your technical & behavioural skills.
Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions.
Able to work and communicate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Flexible approach to work.
Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgements.

Mandatory Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Geology from a recognised Institute and a Masters in Engineering Geology or equivalent.
Have an understanding of geological processes and how they impact major construction activities.
Desirable Requirements:
Experience of working on international standards is an added advantage.
Graduate membership of institutes such as GeolSoc and working towards chartership.
Additional Information (if any)
Shall possess valid passport and full driving licence.
Salary & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
A competitive salary
22 working days annual leave
Medical and life insurance cover
Company gratuity scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultant
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

Apply and the Process:
Candidates will be screened based on the above criteria and contacted accordingly

Engineering Geologist wanted by ATKINS in Dubai

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Atkins global

ref: ME-005897
Buildings, Geomatics, Geotechnics, Infrastructure
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We have an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Engineering Geologist. This is an excellent opportunity to take a pivotal role in our very successful Geotechnical engineering team in Dubai. The candidate should be experienced in engineering geological and geohazard investigations, particularly for civil engineering purposes. This experience should be applicable to a wide range of ground engineering environments and preferably include work in the Middle East.
As one of the world’s leading geotechnical consultancies Atkins offers a comprehensive service in ground technology. With more than 300 professionals, Atkins’ geotechnical reputation is built on the skills, excellence and commitment of our people in all aspects of geotechnical engineering.

Atkins has an impressive current portfolio of prestigious geotechnical projects in the Middle East and internationally. Our engineering geologists make an important contribution to our projects and are the lead geotechnical discipline when there are particularly challenging geological conditions and geohazards. We need to increase our resources to meet the growing demands from our clients, especially in the infrastructure sector (particularly rail, highways & water) and the energy sectors.

The successful applicant will be an Engineering Geologist with a proven technical track record in major international projects.

Candidates should have:
A strong academic background with good academic qualifications – as a minimum first degree in geology or geography and a second degree in engineering geology or with a large component of engineering geology / geomorphology.
Approaching or working towards Chartered status
Excellent technical experience. Experience of engineering geological and geohazard investigations of sites for civil engineering purposes, ideally with experience of working in the Middle East.
The candidate’s technical experience should range from terrain evaluation of large areas to the detailed investigation of specific sites. It should include (as a minimum) landslide investigations and the assessment of ground conditions for particular projects. An ability to use engineering geological software would be an advantage, particularly GIS for mapping and 3-dimensional terrain and geological modelling.
Experience in the following sectors would be advantageous: rail, highways, nuclear facilities, onshore and offshore pipelines and oil and gas facilities.
Good interpersonal skills and the experience of developing and leading investigation and design teams
Good communication skills – able to liaise effectively at project manager and project director level and with clients.
Good report writing skills and the ability to self-check and to produce high quality and accurate work.
Able to demonstrate good people skills and fit within the current team dynamic.
A clear willingness to travel on short assignments in and around the Middle East.
An international or equivalent driving licence.
Rewards & Benefits

Atkins’ competitive core benefits package includes:

A competitive salary
Accommodation allowance
Transportation allowance
22 working days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
Medical and life insurance cover
Company gratuity scheme
Discretionary bonus scheme
Annual flight allowance to point of origin

Next Steps

All applications will be reviewed against the above criteria and contacted accordingly.