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Consultant Geo-environmental Engineer/Scientist
Ref No:VAC-39485

Greater Manchester
Length of Contract:
£25,000 - 38,000



Job Description:
The Geosciences division within our client, is one of the UK's largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies. The company now has an exciting opportunity for a Geo-environmental/Geotechnical Engineer - Manchester. Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of development projects.

A Consultant Geo-environmental Engineer/Scientist is responsible for undertaking project investigations with both a geotechnical and an environmental 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 procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and time scales agreed. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. It is expected that Consultant grade staff should be 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 Project Management duties and resolving any technical issues

Writing factual and/or interpretative reports

Preparing health and safety documentation, booking subcontractors and scheduling soil and water samples for analytical and geotechnical testing

Person specification:
BSc degree level qualified in Geology or a related subject essential
Knowledge of contaminated land and planning legislation would be an advantage
Experience of undertaking ground investigation for geotechnical purposes
Able to demonstrate knowledge/experience in the field of geotechnics/engineering geology, including an appreciation of the impact of Eurocode 7
Experience of working with geotechnical databases and other geotechnical software preferable
Experience of preparing and assisting with interpretative reports for 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:
Contributory Pension Scheme
A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care

The company encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, they are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.

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