Derrick Chan has joined in September 2017 for a six month secondment from Network Rail. Derrick is a graduate civil engineer with a year's experience since completing his studies at the University of Aberdeen. Derrick will be working in our bridges and structures department.
MHB have a position for a chartered or near chartered Geotechnical Engineer.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years design experience in civil/ geotechnical engineering consultancy and be looking for an opportunity for career progression. The job will require a motivated individual who is technically capable as well as a good communicator.
The individual will be a geotechnical engineer or engineering geologist with design experience in some or all of the following: slope stability, foundation design, pile design, soil nailing, ground anchors, retaining wall design and report writing as well as a knowledge of the relevant design standards. Rail experience would be an advantage. A good knowledge of Autocad is required as well as general design and MS Office software.
It’s a Client facing role so the job will appeal to good communicator who likes working with people.
Degree qualified in civil engineering or a first degree in geology plus MSc in geotechnical engineering.
Clean driving licence
Annual discretionary bonus
21 days annual leave + 8 public holidays
Company Pension Scheme
Why Consider This Role
Company has a “can do” attitude.
A chance to prove yourself at a growing company.
Lots of opportunities to gain business experience, dealing with the full cycle of business activities from winning work, carrying it out, as well as developing and running a design team.
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James Chang has started as a Graduate Engineer on 4 September 2017, working in our Civils and Geotechnical Department. James has an MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Glasgow having graduated in 2017. He has gained industrial experience during his studies with Sir Robert McAlpine and McLaughlin & Harvey.
As part of Network Rail's plan to introduce electric services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow Central via Shotts Line, BAM Nuttall were appointed to carry out route clearance works. This involves works to bridges to ensure that the power cables can run under structures on the line. MHB Consultants have designed temporary works associated with a number of these structures over the last year. An example is the removal and replacement of a road bridge carrying the A71 over the railway in West Calder. The temporary works designs carried out by MHB included:
• Working Platforms for grouting mine workings - Working platforms were required at the four corners of the bridge to carry out the grouting of the historic mine workings. The existing embankment required to be extended to provide a platform for the drilling rigs to reach the extents of the grouting works. The design involved slope stability analysis and settlement calculations.
• Temporary Footbridge Foundations – To maintain access for pedestrians and a service route, a temporary bridge was designed by Jansons. MHB designed the foundations including bank seats and tower foundations.
• Crane Outrigger Foundations for various stages of the works.
• Piling Platforms.
• Abutment Stability Analysis during various stages of the demolition.
• Temporary excavation support adjacent to the track to enable the construction of the permanent bridge foundations.
• Temporary stability of proposed precast units during installation.
• Platform Hoarding throughout the works.
• Precast concrete lifting anchor checks for the proposed bridge units.
The works were successfully completed in early 2017 by main contractor, BAM Nuttall.
photos courtesy of BAM Nuttall
MHB were appointed by QTS in January 2017 to carry out drainage and earthworks design on a railway cutting at Castlecary near Cumbernauld. The line carries the Edinburgh to Glasgow Main Line through a 6m deep cutting which is at risk of soil slippage in periods of wet weather. The site was classed as an Adverse Weather Site which requires frequent inspections and has in place automatic slope monitoring sensors along the track to alert Network Rail of any landslides. The project involved outline and detailed design work to implement a scheme which stabilised the vulnerable parts of the slope and removed the site from the Adverse Weather register. Following site investigation works, scoped by MHB, a scheme was developed which included regrading unstable areas with rockfill and installation of drainage systems at the top of the slope to intercept surface water flow prior to it reaching the railway cutting. Due to the presence of the Antonine Wall which borders the site, as well as absence of suitable outfall locations, it was not possible to install crest drainage throughout. A rockfill blanket was used where required to ensure that the regraded slope remained stable in the absence of a conventional cut off drain. The works were successfully completed by QTS.
MHB services included topographical surveys, slope inspections, outline and detailed design, and technical support during construction.
photos courtesy of QTS