Graduate Engineer Geotechnical - Glasgow

Vacancy type
Full-time, Permanent
Salary scale
How to apply
by email to with CV and covering letter
Closing date
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

To help with the continued growth of the Glasgow Office, MHB Consultants is delighted to announce the opening for the position of Graduate Engineer/ Junior Engineer for our Geotechnical department. The successful candidate will become part of a dynamic and forward-thinking business that aims to develop pragmatic solutions that save money for our clients.

As an employee-owned business, MHB Consultants is passionate about ensuring that all employees share in the success of the company. As co-owners of the business, they are entitled to receive a share of the firms operating profit each year.

The candidate

The ideal candidate will have some design experience in civil/ geotechnical engineering consultancy, actively working toward achieving chartership status with the Institution of Civil Engineers and be looking for an opportunity for career progression.

The job will require a dynamic and motivated individual who is technically capable as well as a good communicator.  Some relevant work experience would be an advantage, however 2022 graduates are also encouraged to apply.  It would also be beneficial for applicants to have a knowledge of Autocad, general design software and MS Office. Rail experience would be an advantage but not essential.

The job

The job will principally involve the following tasks:

  • Prepare desk studies, ground investigation scopes and specifications.
  • Identify the key geotechnical risks that could affect our projects and propose appropriate management measures.
  • Undertake concept & detailed design.
  • Prepare technical reports (e.g. Ground Investigation and Geotechnical Design repots).
  • Manage the commercial side of the project to ensure achieving good balance between technical excellence and project profitability.
  • Prepare fee proposals and help the company to win work and maintaining good relationships with clients.
  • Able to communicate design via clear and well-presented drawings and sketches.
  • Work with fellow colleagues to meet deadline and support less experienced engineers.
  • Have the ability to learn and expand his/her knowledge.


  • Degree qualified in civil engineering (MSc in geotechnical engineering is advantageous).
  • Clean driving licence.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual profit related bonus (up to £3600 tax free)
  • Total 30 days annual leave (inclusive of 8 days public holidays) with an option to purchase an additional 5 days)
  • Continuous training and development
  • Company Group pension
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Private Medical Insurance

Why consider this role

  • Company has a “can do” attitude.
  • A chance to develop technical skills and for career progression at a growing company.
  • First class career development opportunities on technically challenging projects.
  • ICE approved graduate training scheme.

About the Company

MHB Consultants was established in 2006 and currently has 50 staff based in four offices (Glasgow, Edinburgh, York and London). Workload is 70% design work in the rail industry with the balance in transportation, energy, heavy civil engineering and structural sectors. Our company aim is to provide practical solutions to save money for our clients.

MHB became an Employee Owned company in July 2020, as an employee owned business MHB is always looking for capable and self-motivated team members who want to join a successful business and share in our future success.

To apply please email your details to