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Tunnelling Engineer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £30000.00 - £42000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

My client, a global Consulting Engineers, has asked me to assist in identifying and placing a Tunnelling Engineer within their West Midlands hub.

Based in their Birmingham office, they have a dedicated tunnelling team working on some of the most challenging tunnelling projects across both the UK and abroad.


Current and recent portfolio of projects are wide ranging - these include:

High Speed Rail between Birmingham and the north of England Heathrow Terminal 2 A303 Stonehenge Tunnel Thames Tideway Sewer Belfast Sewer NEOM Spine Jeddah stormwater Sewers Hinkley Point C Power Station and, RWM Geological Disposal Facility.

They are actively looking to expand our core tunnelling business with the appointment of an Engineer with a civil/structural bias within the tunnelling team. They offer the opportunity to work on some of the largest and most challenging tunnelling projects in a supportive team environment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a young professional to further develop with our core team in Birmingham, whilst also playing an active role in expanding the business within the UK and overseas. This is a challenging role involving the technical delivery of complex tunnelling projects. The role will require a range of skills including technical excellence, excellent aural and written communication, innovative approaches to problem solving.


Job responsibilities:

Work within a wide range of sectors offering a challenging and varied workload, including: Water transfer tunnels Highway tunnels High Speed, Standard & light rail Mining Airport infrastructure Onshore & offshore tunnels Power tunnels

Apply civil, structural and geotechnical knowledge gained throughout your degree

Undertake feasibility studies & optioneering, through preliminary and detailed design in particular the importance of understanding how designs can be constructed safely

Complete and be mentored in tunnel, shaft and cavern designs in hard & soft ground using a variety of construction methods

Identify and resolve complex engineering problems using finite element software backed up by solid empirical methods

Be required, in time, to lead small projects or elements of larger projects and provide support and advice to other members of the team

Identify opportunities to expand the existing business through client managers to build a broad and influential network through effective communication.

Performs specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer.

Gathers and correlates basic engineering data using established and well-defined procedures.

Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations and relatively simple tests.

Proposes approach to solve new problems encountered.

Identifies discrepancies in results.

Provides guidance to entry level engineers.

Performs work in accordance with agreed upon budget and schedule with moderate supervision.


Minimum Requirements:

Demonstrable interest in tunnelling projects and promoting the tunnelling activities

Capability to satisfy client and business expectations and be able to consider the wider financial and commercial implications of their actions

Communicate effectively to internal and external clients, both verbally & in writing

Structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole

Ability to work independently without losing initiative & focus


Preferred Qualifications:

A degree in Civil or Civil & Structural Engineering or Engineering Geology

Willing and able to work towards a professional qualification (ICE, IStructE)

An MSc/MEng in Soil Mechanics/Geotechnical/Tunnelling Engineering would be an advantage

Any existing construction experience achieved through the degree/work placements would also prove advantageous.

Core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.


If your skill/experience matches closely with the above, send your CV now for immediate attention.

Please only apply if you have the relevant qualifications and you live within a commutable distance of Birmingham.

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