Graduate United Utilities Lingley

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

Job Description

Graduate (Geotechnical Engineer) (21645)

Job ID:



Warrington, UK



Working Hours:

37.00 per week

Hybrid Work:

yesJob Purpose

About United Utilities

More than ever before we need inspiring graduates to join us and make the North West greener, healthier and stronger. We all know the challenges of climate change and by joining our graduate scheme you’ll play a role in securing efficient, reliable water resources for customers across the North West.

You may know us for keeping the taps flowing and toilets flushing for customers in the North West, but we’re also a responsible business who cares about delivering great customer service, protecting and enhancing the environment, caring for its communities, and making sure we’re investing in the region to support future growth, address climate change and work in partnership to improve river health.

Whichever scheme is right for you, you’ll be at the heart of bringing innovation and positive change to the water industry.

Ready to live your future?

You’ll be rewarded for your commitment with a starting salary of £30,000, 26 days of annual leave every year, which will increase to a maximum of 30 days after four years’ service, plus bank holidays. Our fantastic benefits include private healthcare, discounted gym, flexible holidays, and award winning pension scheme. We’re proud to be one of the UK’s top inclusive employers.

We are looking for graduates that have the capability to engage with people at all levels of the business and develop into outstanding leaders of the future. We’re looking for inspiring individuals to help deliver our ambitious plans, drive performance and improve customer service in a safe working environment. Sound like your cup of tea? Start living your future today.

Job Accountabilities

  • Our graduate geotechnical engineers are required to develop their knowledge of site investigations, interpretation of detailed geotechnical data, and the geotechnical design of earthworks, foundations, retaining systems and ground improvement techniques for water, wastewater and sludge treatment processes.
  • Our engineers work individually and as a member of a team, with a working knowledge of managing interfaces with other disciplines e.g. process, civil, hydraulics, mechanical, electrical, construction, etc. is required. These are key requirements in order to deliver robust, reliable, repeatable, commissionable, operable, maintainable, safe and cost effective project designs.
  • You will develop your experience and expertise in data gathering and analysis required for the engineering design.
  • You will also develop your knowledge of health and safety techniques and the regulatory environment through a balance of office and site work both of which are important in meeting our objectives.
  • Our engineers are also expected to communicate concepts and ideas, regarding the application of particular design, to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Our graduate geotechnical engineers will have the opportunity to take part in placements within the wider business, and be supported with their initial professional development towards an engineering council approved professional qualification.

Knowledge and Skills

Our team has a strong reputation for excellence and our graduates are an important part of that success.

We require our geotechnical engineer graduates to be master degree level qualified in either:

  • MEng civil engineering including substantial geotechnical engineering content
  • BSc engineering, geology/geotechnical, engineering/civil, engineering/geology combined with an MSc in geotechnical, engineering/engineering, geology/soil mechanics or foundation engineering

You will need to be:

  • Technically competent with good planning, organisational and problem solving skills
  • Great at interpersonal, communication and influencing skills
  • Good team working skills, possessing ambition and drive
  • Desire to pursue personal development and build a career in the ground engineering sector
  • A valid UK Driving Licence

Additional Information

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre which are taking place between 6th-15th December 2023.

We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.

If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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