Graduate - Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd (GDG)

Project: Major Infrastructure (superprojects)

Company profile

GDG is a specialist geotechnical engineering consultant that aims to become the market leading expert in this field in the UK. We specialist in the analysis of soil-structure interaction and we offer innovation to projects involving particularly challenging ground conditions or complex construction sequences. We aim to provide value engineering and more efficient designs through innovative design approaches.
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Graduate Location – Ireland: Dublin

Graduate Location – Overseas: Edinburgh, Scotland

Role Purpose

The graduate’s role primary role is to accelerate our approach into the UK market through detailed analysis and business development support for major infrastructure schemes, e.g. HS2. 

A detailed assessment of our technical capabilities is required, which will then allow the graduate to establish a potential pipeline that GDG can target. The graduates will also have a function in the development and implementation of a refined market access strategy including client specific marketing.

At a more general level, enhanced brand awareness will also be required and a series of campaigns shall be developed over the next 12 months to increase name recognition.

Graduate Tasks / Key Deliverables

The graduate’s main tasks will include the following:

  1. Market Definition – research into the market dynamics. The market definition for these superprojects will include investigation of the technical delivery teams, the JVs, consortia and in general how the various stakeholders are aligned.
  2. Procurement Research – Develop an understanding of rules of engagement for public and private bidding. 
  3. Pipeline – Develop a pipeline for GDG prioritising opportunities in major projects that are well aligned with GDG’s technical skillset
  4. Marketing and UK branding – develop and implement a strategy to increase name recognition the UK in the two main sectors mentioned previously. This strategy should be focused toward our potential client base
  5. Structure a tendering procedure for the UK – this will involve the design and implementation of an efficient and streamlined tendering process that allows GDG to increase bidding without using excessive resources.

Skills / Knowledge Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • A civil/structural/marine engineering degree and wish to pursue a career in business development / marketing of an engineering company
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good communication skills (written, presentation, etc)
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Flexible work attitude (ability to adapt to different challenges and daily tasks)
  • Excellent IT and software skills

Desirable Qualities

  • Ability to progress projects independently
  • Strong technical understanding of geotechnical engineering concepts
  • Understanding of the civil engineering sector and sub-disciplines

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