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Graduate Job Graduate Geotechnical Project Engineer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Rolton Group
Reference: J1252
Salary: £24,000 - £25,000  

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Rolton Group is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that serves prestigious clients throughout the UK across a broad spectrum of sectors. With an ethos that is rooted in long-term partnership, a high percentage of our work is repeat business, and we enjoy successful professional relationships with globally recognised brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Arcadis, and IKEA that span decades.

Focusing on the challenges posed by shaping the built environment, reducing carbon footprint, and creating sustainable energy strategies, we develop lasting solutions and deliver measurable benefits for clients across many sectors.

Job Description

With the opportunity to work on projects typically ranging in value from £0.5million to £30million, this graduate role is extremely varied and offers the chance to build experience whilst developing your professional portfolio.

Some of the core responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Involvement in and project management of a range of geo-environmental projects from desk studies to intrusive investigations of a variety of derelict and contaminated sites
  • Planning of intrusive works
  • Management of site operations and contractors
  • Sample scheduling
  • Appreciation of geotechnical matters, such as foundation design, road pavement design, and ground improvement
  • Interpretation of chemical and geotechnical data
  • Interpretative reporting

The Individual

The successful candidate will represent the company with confidence to a variety of clients and external organisations. The ability to take initiative as well as working within part of a team within appropriate authority levels is vital and the candidate will be well motivated, innovative and career-minded. As a multi-disciplinary practice, there is also an opportunity to integrate and work with other engineering fields within the business.
In keeping with the level of this role, the candidate will have an academic knowledge of logging trial pits and boreholes, in-situ environmental monitoring, scheduling of chemical contamination testing and interpretation of results in accordance with UK and European recognised guidelines, with good report writing skills. The role will include client liaison, design, interface with project teams, and contract implementation.

Academically, we are looking for a proven academic record from the following disciplines: Civil Engineering, Geology or Geotechnical Engineering. You will have strong communication skills both verbal and written. You will also be:

  • Adaptable
  • Personable
  • Keen to progress and develop
  • Willing to learn
  • Eager to contribute your ideas

Salary and Benefits

  • £24,000 - £25,000
  • 25 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • ‘Sports and Social’ Programme


To ensure you continue to develop both professionally and personally in your career, our Graduate Programme is supported by continuous professional development, mentorship of Rolton Group’s Senior Team and progression to achieving Chartership.

We are committed to our employees’ development and are delighted to have been accredited as an Investor in People in every consecutive year since our first application in 2000.

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: East Midlands

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates
Rolton Group
0121 665 4060

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