Geotechnical/Geo-Environmental Engineer

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Obsidian Geo Consulting Ltd
Birmingham, West Midlands
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Obsidian Geo-Consulting Limited

Obsidian Geo-Consulting Limited is a specialist consultancy providing ground investigation and assessment consultancy services. We provide expertise in the area of ground investigation and assessment for the development and construction industry and pride ourselves in our ability to respond to our clients needs with agility and flexibility, tailoring our investigations and assessments to meet the needs and specific requirements of our clients.

Position Description : Geotechnical/Geo-Environmental Engineer

The position of Geotechnical/Geo-Environmental Engineer within Obsidian requires an agile and flexible approach to all aspects of ground investigation and assessment with the desire for continued, professional development. You will be based in our Birmingham office and will be required to travel to project locations throughout the UK. You will report directly to senior members of the team and will be expected to work both independently or as part of a project team maintaining the core values and professionalism that is required of an Obsidian Engineer.

The core skills and experience required for the position are as follows:
  • BSc. / MSc. in an Environmental/Geotechnical related subject.
  • 3 - 5 years of relevant experience in ground investigation and assessment in the UK.
  • A strong technical background in the investigation, remediation and validation of contaminated land.
  • Technical Report writing experience of Phase 1, 2, 3 and 4 stages of investigation.
  • Knowledge of generic and site-specific contaminated land risk assessments.
  • Experience of geotechnical assessments for foundations.
  • Experience of designing and managing geotechnical and geo-environmental ground investigations.
  • Experience and understanding of current UK legislation for contaminated land.
  • Experience of logging soils to BS5930/Eurocode 7.
  • Experience of using AutoCAD and Holebase SI packages.
  • Membership of a professional body (Geological Society of London/CIWEM).
  • Full UK drivers licence.

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:
  • Provide geotechnical/geo-environmental expertise and advice on a wide range of projects.
  • Produce Phase 1 Desk Studies.
  • Design and supervision of Phase 2 Intrusive Geotechnical and Environmental Investigations.
  • Production of Phase 2 Assessment Reports.
  • Production of Phase 3 Remediation Strategies.
  • Design, supervision and validation of Phase 4 Remediation works.
  • Liaising with clients regarding all aspects of Obsidians technical services.
  • Liaison with Contaminated Land Officers, Environment Agency etc.
  • Maintaining an appropriate level of continuing professional development (CPD).


You will be offered a competitive salary commensurate with experience with a generous annual leave entitlement and company pension. You will also be supported with assistance in maintaining continued professional development and with the provision of a comprehensive training programme. A company vehicle will be made available for site works and where required business mileage will be paid where you are required to use your own vehicle to travel on company business.