Recruitment

Below is a list of our current vacancies. WE DO NOT DEAL WITH RECRUITMENT AGENCIES. Please send us your application direct with a CV and brief covering letter.

PRINCIPAL GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and ambitious consultant to join us as at Principal level, to take the lead on all aspects of the geotechnical activities of the company. The role will be strategic, part of the senior management team, in terms of implementing, planning and developing our capabilities, training and systems. Furthermore, you will be actively engaged in developing and diversifying the business in terms of client sectors and services. There will be the opportunity to represent the company at events, exhibitions, seminars and technical panels.

We are a diverse multidisciplinary team of Engineers, Geologists and Scientists engaged on an interesting and varied range of ground investigation projects in the residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We provide a combination of factual and interpretive reports for a range of clients including self-builders, construction professionals, public bodies, and larger consultancies. Our projects are primarily based in the UK, and range in size from the most basic service for homeowners up to major ground investigation contracts in excess of £100K value.

We strive to innovative, with a focus on productivity and improving the client experience. We are developing and expanding our in-house range of laboratory and contracting capabilities, and diversifying into other site-based consultancy services such as ecology, utilities mapping, etc. It is an exciting time to join the business as we look to expand and build on our excellent reputation for quality and client focus.

The role will provide support for teams engaged on individual projects, planning, mentoring, supervising and reviewing work. You will be client-facing, liaising with clients on scoping, pricing, and initiating ground investigations, helping to manage the project pipeline, and ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the client’s requirements. Therefore, proven experience in the ground investigation industry, and any knowledge of geo-environmental aspects would be highly beneficial.

With strong interpersonal skills and self-confidence, you should have an eye for detail, enjoy seeking solutions to technical challenges, and have an all-round flair and passion for your profession. You will need a relevant science-based degree (and preferably a masters), Chartered (or working towards), with at least 8 year’s experience. A competitive remuneration package will be offered, depending on qualifications and experience.

We are a relatively young company, but with ambitions to become a market leader in our sector; this is an excellent opportunity for a motivated person to grow with us; for the right candidate, the option of a Directorship will be available in due course. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Minimum requirements for the role include:

  • 8 years + geotechnical engineering experience, including a minimum of 5 years direct experience in ground investigation in the UK.
  • Chartered or working towards chartered status.
  • A degree in a relevant subject (Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering or similar).
  • Detailed working knowledge of British Standards and Eurocodes.
  • Experience in working with clients and liaising with regulators.
  • A full driving licence.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Liaising with clients and regulators.
  • Being part of the senior management team.
  • Putting together tenders.
  • Managing larger projects.
  • Providing support for teams engaged on other projects.
  • Implementing, planning and developing our geotechnical capabilities, training and systems.
  • Diversifying the business in terms of client sectors and services.
  • Representing the company at events, exhibitions and seminars.
  • Writing and reviewing factual and interpretive reports.

Please enquire via our website with a CV and a brief covering letter.

Job Type: Full-time. Salary: £40,000.00 to £45,000.00 /year. Experience: 8 years (min)

GEOTECHNICAL / GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER (0-10 YEARS EXPERIENCE)

We are recruiting Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineers, to be based out of our head office in West Sussex. We are looking for candidates with or without relevant experience in the UK ground investigation industry.

We are a diverse multidisciplinary team of Engineers, Geologists and Scientists engaged on an interesting and varied range of ground investigation projects in the residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors. We provide a combination of factual and interpretive reports for a range of clients including self-builders, construction professionals and the public sector. Our projects are primarily based in the UK, and range in size from the most basic service for homeowners up to major ground investigation contracts in excess of £100K value. We are expanding our in-house range of laboratory and contracting capabilities, and diversifying into allied services such as ecology, utilities mapping, geotechnical design, etc. We endeavour to innovate and be leaders in our industry.

In geotechnical projects, we typically provide design parameters and advice for foundation design, basement construction, earthworks, and to assess issues such as subsidence and slope stability. In contaminated land projects, we routinely carry out GQRA and DQRA for soils, groundwater and ground gasses, and we supervise remediation projects and provide verification reports.

Initially the role will provide comprehensive training and broad experience in every aspect of the ground investigation process, including the preparation of desk studies, planning and supervising fieldwork, logging rock and soil cores, preparing testing schedules, gas and groundwater monitoring, preparation of factual data, and facutal report writing. We will offer a combination of formal training and on-the-job experience. We will actively support candidates who want to pursue Charted status.

With more experience you will in due course have the opportunity to run larger or more complex ground investigation contracts, and liaise more directly with clients and regulators. At Senior level you will have the opportunity to manage your own small team of engineers, ensuring projects are delivered on time, on budget, and to the client’s requirements. You will be involved with interpretive report writing and be able to review the work of others ready for authorisation and issue. Other opportunities will include representing the company at seminars and events, developing in-house systems, and taking responsibility for different areas of work.

With strong interpersonal skills and self-confidence, you should have an eye for detail, enjoy seeking solutions to technical challenges, and have an all-round flair and passion for your profession. You will be required to work on your own initiative and take responsibility for delegated tasks, and be committed to quality and safety.

Ground investigation is an interesting and rewarding career in the long term, and it is an exciting time to join our business as we look to expand and build on our excellent reputation for quality and client focus. As a growing SME, we offer the opportunity to experience all aspects of the business, and thus develop your career in a rounded way. There are significant future opportunities for the right candidate to develop with the company, to become a team leader and even set-up a future regional office.

The successful applicant will be a graduate in Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, Physical Geography, Geophysics, Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, or other science related science-based subject. A full, clean driving licence is essential, and applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. It is a mandatory requirement of the role to pass basic safety training on joining the business, and full training is given. Due to the nature of the role candidates are required to offer a degree of flexibility in working hours and occasional travel away from home.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered, depending on qualifications and experience. The role is based on a 37.5hr working week, with a flexible working pattern, 23 days paid holiday, a workplace pension, paid membership of a professional institution, childcare vouchers, and other benefits.

Applicants should send a full CV with a brief covering email.

Job Type: Full-time. Salary: £21,000.00 to £30,000.00 /year

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