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Tunnelling Engineering Graduates - Croydon (23-24)

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3d ago

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  • You need a civil engineering degree (2:1 or above), MSc/MEng in related field, construction experience, willingness to obtain professional qualification, interest in tunnelling projects, communication skills, commercial awareness, teamwork, initiative.
  • You will apply civil, structural, geotechnical knowledge to design buried structures, conduct feasibility studies, design tunnels in hard & soft ground, resolve engineering problems, lead small projects, & provide support to team members in tunnel engineering.

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  • Another recent example was Thames Tideway where AECOM carried out the detailed design of the Central London section of tunnel and shafts. With eight large diameter shafts connecting to an 8m diameter tunnel underneath the Thames, the works also included vast underground valve chambers and culverts which were highly challenging from a technical perspective and combined with the landscaping and river wall structures has led to the delivery of a project that is changing the face of London.


  • A degree in Civil or Civil & Structural Engineering with a 2:1 classification or above (or equivalent)
  • An MSc/MEng in Soil Mechanics/Structural/Tunnelling Engineering would be an advantage
  • Any previous construction experience would also prove advantageous
  • Willing and able to work towards a professional qualification (ICE or IStructE)
  • Demonstrable interest in tunnelling projects and an understanding of tunnelling activities in the transport and utility sectors
  • Commercial awareness to satisfy client and business expectations and to 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.

Education requirements

2:1 or higher

Area of 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
  • Application of civil, structural and geotechnical knowledge gained throughout your degree to design buried reinforced concrete structures
  • Feasibility studies & optioneering, through preliminary and detailed design; in particular the importance of understanding how designs can be constructed safely
  • Tunnel, shaft and cavern designs in hard & soft ground using a variety of construction methods
  • Identifying and resolving complex engineering problems using finite element software backed up by solid empirical methods
  • In time you will be required to lead small projects or elements of larger projects and provide support and advice to other members of the team


Work type

Full time

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