Geo-Environmental Engineer

Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 pa (Dependent of Experience)

Industry: Built Environment & Infrastructure

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Scotland

Reference: 27181-mk

Expiration date: 11 July 2017

*****Previous rail experience preferred but not essential***** A Geo-Environmental Engineer is responsible for undertaking project investigations with both a geo-environmental and geotechnical content as directed by the Project Manager – seeing the Project through from commencement to completion. All Project work must be carried out with due diligence, adhered to by our clients’ procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and timescales agreed with the client. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. It is expected that employees working at this grade will have project finance awareness, be client facing, self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, and work well within a team environment.


  • Undertaking Preliminary Risk Assessments (Phase 1 Desk Studies) and intrusive site investigations for environmental and/or geotechnical purposes in line with national standards and codes of practice.
  • Managing fieldwork activities and subcontractors
  • Undertaking Task Management duties and resolving any technical issues
  • Preparing health and safety documentation, liaising with subcontractors and scheduling soil and water samples for analytical and geotechnical testing
  • Writing factual and interpretative reports

Person specification:

  • BSc degree level qualified in Geology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering or a related subject essential
  • MSc in Engineering Geology/Geotechnical Engineering or Contaminated Land related subjects preferable but not essential
  • Knowledge of contaminated land and planning legislation in Scotland would be an advantage
  • Experience of designing and undertaking ground investigation for geo-environmental and geotechnical purposes
  • Experience of undertaking intrusive site investigations, including leading fieldworks including Health & Safety issues, managing sub-contractors, and undertaking sampling and laboratory scheduling
  • Experience of working with geotechnical databases and other geotechnical software preferable
  • Experience of preparing and assisting with interpretative reports for geo-environmental and geotechnical purposes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prepared to work as part of a team or as an individual
  • Candidates must be willing to spend a significant amount of their working day out on site and away from home.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Salary and benefits:

  • £commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership