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Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Sustainability
  • Nottingham

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  • You need a degree in Geotechnical/Civil/Mining Engineering, good technical skills, willingness to work on-site in all conditions, flexibility to travel, and motivation for CPD. Show initiative, leadership, and be a team player to succeed in this role.
  • You will support tendering, plan site investigations, oversee geotechnical instrumentation, conduct numerical modeling, produce reports, designs, and specifications, and supervise construction activities.


  • Essential:
  • Minimum degree (BEng/BSc/MEng) in Geotechnical / Civil / Mining Engineering or other related engineering subject, or relevant MSc
  • Graduate level ICE/IMMM membership or above (equivalent for overseas candidates)
  • Good understanding of the principles of engineering and/or mining
  • Appreciation of importance of a safe working environment
  • Full UK driving license
  • Good numerical skills are required.
  • Good at both verbal and written communications.
  • Flexibility to work away from home for extended periods of time.
  • Willing to work on site in all conditions
  • Motivated for Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Embraces SLR’s ‘one-team’ culture
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge of numerical modelling using geotechnical package GeoStudio, Plaxis or any other industry standard software.
  • Experience in using CAD, GIS and BIM.
  • Knowledge of standard forms of contract, specifications and bills of quanities
  • Graduate membership of either ICE or IMMM (or equivalent professional engineering governing body for overseas candidates)
  • Can demonstrates previous examples where initiative has been used to solve a problem
  • Can demonstrates previous examples of leadership
  • Confidence to express an opinion and raise queries / concerns where appropriate
  • Ability to lead on projects and when required instruct
  • Willing to take on task outside of their normal role, such as organising / present at a lunch and learn
  • Willingness to learn another language


  • Support tendering activities / proposal writing
  • Planning, procurement and management of site investigations
  • Oversee installation of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring of readings
  • Numerical modelling
  • Factual reporting
  • Interpretive reporting
  • Production of detailed designs and specifications
  • Production of tender documents and bills of quantities
  • Construction supervision


What qualifications are required for the Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste position at SLR?

The minimum qualifications required for the position include a degree (BEng/BSc/MEng) in Geotechnical/Civil/Mining Engineering or a related engineering subject, or a relevant MSc. Additionally, graduate level ICE/IMMM membership or above is necessary.

What kind of work will the Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste be involved in at SLR?

The Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste will be involved in office-based support, tendering activities, procurement and management of site investigations, overseeing installation of geotechnical instrumentation, numerical modeling, reporting, production of designs and specifications, and construction supervision.

Are there opportunities for professional development and chartership support at SLR for the Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste?

Yes, the successful candidate will receive on-the-job training from industry-leading professionals and full support in working towards professional chartership with the ICE or IMMM.

Is it necessary to work away from home for extended periods of time in the Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste role?

The role may involve supervision of projects in other locations throughout the UK and overseas for periods of up to 3 months at a time, so flexibility to work away from home for extended periods is required.

What are some desirable skills and qualifications for the Graduate Engineer - Mine Waste position at SLR?

Desirable qualifications and skills for the role include knowledge of numerical modeling using geotechnical software, experience in using CAD, GIS, and BIM, knowledge of standard forms of contract, and the ability to lead projects and demonstrate initiative and leadership.

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