Associate Director Geo-Environmental Engineer

Wardell Armstrong LLP
Bolton, England
Jun 02, 2022
Jul 06, 2022
Position Type
Director, Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
Associate Director Geo-Environmental

Wardell Armstrong is a modern, forward facing and successful multi-disciplinary consultancy with 13 offices throughout UK employing over 500 staff. At the heart of our business lies a group of outstanding people delivering environmentally sustainable solutions to our clients' challenging problems. We work with all sizes of clients and projects across the Mining & Minerals, Infrastructure & Energy and Property & Development. Wardell Armstrong prides itself on providing its staff a dynamic environment with a culture of wellbeing and support to allow employees to reach their full potential. We are sincerely committed to diversity and inclusion.


Our vibrant and growing north west regional office is looking for a motivated and ambitious candidate to lead the land contamination aspects of our highly successful ground and environmental engineering team. We would expect someone at this grade to have strong technical, commercial and interpersonal skills, project finance awareness, be client facing, and self-motivated. They must have a proven track record managing and mentoring both junior and senior engineers and experience working within in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Job Duties include:

Ø Project delivery, winning and maintaining high levels of client satisfaction.

Ø Provide support, training and mentorship to junior and senior engineers.

Ø Lead team and client meetings.

Ø Prepare fee bids and proposals for internal and external clients.

Ø Prepare and check a wide variety of technical reports including desk studies, ground investigations, contamination risk assessments, remediation strategies, materials management plans and other interpretive geo-environmental reports.

Ø Prepare project-specific health & safety documentation.

Ø Business and client development.

Minimum Requirements:

Ø Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise technical reports and documents appropriate to with their technical discipline and experience.

Ø Thorough understanding of contaminated land regulatory and legislative framework.

Ø Conceptualisation of the ground to enable and justify the design and scope of site investigation.

Ø Experienced with water, ground and soil gas site investigation techniques.

Ø Experience in preparing and managing environmental risk assessments (human health, gas and groundwater), and in materials management.

Ø Experience in preparing remediation option appraisals and in the design, implantation and verification of remediation works.

Ø A good knowledge of the principal soil and rock strata encountered in the UK and their

associated geohazards.

Ø Experienced in logging soils and rock to current British Standards.

Ø Able to deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy.

Ø Experience with working for various organisations e.g. house builders, private developers, contractors and utilities providers.

Ø Minimum of 10 years' experience.

Ø Chartered status

Ø Full UK Driving Licence.

We offer

Ø Membership of the Firm's Group Personal Pension Plan, with Employer's contribution of up to 5%.

Ø Payment of relevant professional subscription.

Ø 24 days annual leave per year, with the option to buy additional days.

Ø Membership to the Firm's Private Health Care Scheme.

Ø Critical Illness cover.

Ø Inclusion in the Firm's Life Assurance Policy given as 3 times annual salary.

Ø Mobile phone with inclusive tariff including personal usage.

Ø Flexi-Time Working Schedule including home working.

Ø Long service awards.

Ø Cycle to Work Scheme.

Ø Travel Loans.

Ø Recruitment Bounty Scheme.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.