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Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (Graduate Mechanical Engineering Job)

Job in Hertford, United Kingdom
Posted

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Engineering

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Deadline

31 Mar 2020 21:59

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About the Role

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think groundbreaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

As a Geotechnical Engineering Graduate at WSP you will have the opportunity to work in our Highways and Bridges team. The team provides opportunities to work on projects such as the M25 widening and Upper Orwell Crossing scheme in Ipswich which includes the design of a new 600m long viaduct.

A typical week would include:

  • We asked our graduates what it’s like to do their job. On a day to day basis, the life of a graduate at WSP starts off in the morning with cups of tea and responding to any urgent client emails.
  • Beyond that, anything could happen! From tunnels, roads and retaining structures the Geotechnical teams have the experience and understanding of the engineering behaviour and associated impacts of soil and rock.
  • Naturally, there is a lot to learn and you are likely to be guided through complex software packages, team briefings and client updates from the start. You will be involved with making projects commercially viable, safe, sustainable and effective investigating issues of strength, stability and durability (and where relevant, contamination). There may even be time for cake.
  • It may also be helpful to know that we have arranged for some of our graduates to attend our assessment centres where they can tell you more about their typical day and what it’s like to be a graduate at WSP.

About You

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • You’ll be passionate with the curiosity and creativity to identify and solve problems
  • You’ll want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have
  • You’ll want to throw yourself in from day one and put your studies into practice
  • You’ll know it is important to keep everyone in the loop and will demonstrate this through excellent communication skills

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About Us

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

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WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. With 39,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

Engineering
London
37,001 employees