2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We’re happy to talk flexible working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace. We offer a range of options depending on your role, so please discuss this with your recruiter.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald Bentley (MMB) are looking for an Engineering Geologist with a desire to develop innovative and pragmatic ways of working, reduce carbon and protect the environment. This role is predominantly working with United Utilities based in North West England to deliver a range of water and wastewater treatment projects as part of their frameworks in AMP7 and beyond.

We are successfully working alongside companies such as; Yorkshire Water, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, Severn Trent Water, Anglian Water, United Utilities, Northumbrian Water, Thames Water, The Coal Authority, Cadent, Rolls Royce, and Canals & Rivers Trust which has allowed us to progress as a leader in the construction and civil engineering sectors whilst developing and maintaining an excellent reputation with our clients.

You will be supported by an existing Geotechnical team distributed across multiple national MMB framework contracts with some of the UK’s largest water companies. On occasion it may be necessary to support other framework teams across the wider MMBC business unit and as such may on occasion be required to travel out of area.

As an Engineering Geologist within MMB, you will:

  • Undertake geotechnical desk studies, design of ground investigations, compilation of ground investigation tender documentation and contract administration.
  • Support in the technical supervision of ground investigation fieldworks and liaison with ground investigation contractors.
  • Interpretate and verify of ground investigation data including presentation of appropriate ground model, development of geotechnical design parameters and clear presentation of ground risks.
  • Production of ground investigation reports and geotechnical design reports in accordance with EC7.
  • Liaise with wider non specialist project team members (design and construction) to develop best-value engineering designs and clearly communicate identified project ground risks and suitable mitigation.
  • Undertake various geotechnical analyses and design, produce calculation packages, input to works specifications and drawings for construction.

What you can offer:

  • Degree in geotechnical engineering or engineering geology (MEng/MSc).
  • Strong engineering geology and geotechnical design competencies, ideally in the water/wastewater sector.
  • Experience in the field of ground engineering in the UK, with a full understanding of the geotechnical lifecycle of construction projects.
  • Previous experience undertaking project desk studies, identifying key ground risks, planning and supervising ground investigations, developing ground models, undertaking ground interpretation and delivering elements of geotechnical design.
  • Working towards or have achieved Chartership through a relevant Institution (ICE/IOM3/GeolSoc).

The role is nominally based in in North West England within the clients offices in Warrington, operational site design offices across the region within an existing geotechnical team. Projects will be distributed throughout United Utilities operational area. Flexible and agile working means that the right balance between office, home and site working can be agreed.

We will support your development and actively encourage working towards professional qualification - you will have control of your own career path. This role will provide you with excellent long-term potential to advance your career in an innovative and collaborative environment.

What we can offer:

At Mott MacDonald Bentley you will be offered a competitive salary which is commensurate based on your experience. Our core benefits include:

  • Pension matched by employer up to 7%
  • Option to purchase, sell and carry over annual leave
  • Life assurance / Private Medical Insurance / Critical Illness Insurance and Health Screening options
  • 26 weeks maternity leave, enhanced paternity and adoption leave/ Shared parental leave
  • Payment of annual professional institution subscription costs
  • Gym Membership discounts UK wide
  • Cycle to work scheme, interest free season ticket loans and discounted dining cards also available

Other information

This is a Mott MacDonald Bentley role, employed by Mott MacDonald.
Mott MacDonald Bentley is a joint venture business, established in 1999 between civil engineering contractor JN Bentley and global management consultancy, Mott MacDonald.

Mott MacDonald Bentley offers fully integrated design and build services to its clients, combining the contracting expertise of JN Bentley and the design specialisms of Mott MacDonald.

This role is employed by Mott MacDonald but will involve working across the joint venture business, both with Mott MacDonald and JN Bentley colleagues.

About Mott MacDonald
Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence.

We believe that because we care about what we do, we do things better.
We know that our people are our most valuable asset, so we are dedicated to investing in them, through our comprehensive training and development schemes, exposure to the wider design and build business and endless opportunities.

We are committed to creating a workplace where our people are safe, have a voice, can reach their full potential, and everyone shares in the rewards.

You’ll have the opportunity to contribute to projects that benefit our communities – from helping to secure water supplies for future generations to protecting homes and businesses from flood risk – our projects make a real difference.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A Mott MacDonald Bentley we welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We are dedicated to building a diverse workplace where everyone feels included, has the opportunity to thrive, and is treated with respect.

Even if you don’t meet every requirement for this role but are excited about the opportunity, we encourage you to apply. Find out more about our approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion here: https://www.mottmacbentley.co.uk/people.

We are committed to ensuring that our recruitment practices are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible. This includes making adjustments during the job application process and throughout your future career with us. Please call 01756 691572 or email recruitment@jnbentley.co.uk to discuss any such adjustments that we can make. You can read more about our Equal Opportunities Policy here: Equality, diversity and inclusion - Mott MacDonald

Agile working
We are committed to providing a flexible and agile working environment that supports both our employees and the needs of the business.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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