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Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist

  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: £25k - 50k per year + plus package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Construction, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Andy McKenzie
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 02380 21221
  • Expiry Date: 02 May 2023
  • Job Ref: 400993AMC

Our client are seeking a Geotechnical Engineer in Ground Investigation to manage and perform site based works spanning the Northern half of the UK. You should have an academic background in either Geology or Civil Engineering, with experience in the field of ground investigation and site management (a blend of practical and technical).

Your key activities will include:
• Maintain high personal safety and environmental standards.
• Developing and maintaining a good working relationship with the customer, their design team and supply chain.
• Planning and preparation for ground investigations projects, either independently or as part of a team for larger projects.
• Leading and managing the site works (for appropriately sized projects), ensuring high levels of commitment, morale and motivation at all levels.
• Ensure implementation of company safety procedures including preparation, briefing and review of activity plans and risk assessments.
• Soil and rock logging to relevant standards.
• In-situ testing of ground conditions.
• Management of samples and laboratory data.
• Preparation of reports.
• Financial control of projects, ensuring timely reporting and management of the invoicing process.
• Identification of commercial and technical change and addressing these issues with the customer.

Who are we looking for?
The following are prerequisites for the role:
• Technically strong in ground investigation as well as practically aware.
• Experience of various ground investigation drilling techniques.
• Competence in site supervision or preferably management.
• Competence in buried and overhead services clearance.
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
Preferably the candidate will have the following (although training is available to achieve):
• CSCS card holder.
• SMSTS holder.
• PTS holder.
• Professional accreditation to ICE, IOM3 or GeolSoc.

Whats in it for you?
On offer is an attractive salary and benefits package including company car/allowance, matched pension contributions, life and ill health insurance, private healthcare, 26 days holiday, 2 wellbeing days and 1 volunteering day.
There exists occasional opportunity to support the wider company business with international ground risk evaluation. There are also opportunities to gain experience in our other departments - geotechnical construction, drill and blast, laboratories - or even within the wider business.

About the company
Through innovation, collaboration and determination, our client are shaping tomorrow’s world. They want to leave our world a better place than we found it – to engineer a more sustainable future.
Thinking differently to deliver better infrastructure is achievable thanks to their great people – they are at the heart of everything they do. They nurture great teams by encouraging, educating and investing in incredible people.