Geotechnical / Geo-Environmental Engineer

Cheadle, Cheshire, North West, SK8 1AA
Jun 24, 2022
Aug 05, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
My client is a privately owned contractor based in the Manchester area that specialises in Environmental issues such as investigation and remediation services.

Due to planned expansion, we are recruiting for an enthusiastic Geotechnical / Geo-Environmental Engineer, who can hit the ground running and who is highly ambitious. This interesting and varied role will form an essential link between the office and site teams whilst further developing the capabilities and services of the geotechnical department.

This is a rare chance to be mentored by a highly experienced team with the opportunity for personally development. Ultimately, our client will be looking to train you up as a Senior Engineer with your own team.

The Role:

This is a multi-disciplined role and will encompass a broad range of responsibilities associated with the technical and operational delivery of both site and office-based work.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Looking after a number of sites, demonstrating excellent health and safety standards
  • Overseeing earthworks compliance, reviewing and writing specifications
  • Production of Technical reports and documents
  • Assisting in the design and planning of remediation schemes
  • Planning and undertaking Preliminary Risk Assessment and intrusive investigation works
  • Undertaking geotechnical/remediation verification testing and interpretative reporting
  • Undertaking geo-environmental monitoring (Gas, Groundwater etc.)
  • Liaison with statutory authorities and other stakeholders
  • Subcontractor selection and management
  • Delivery of projects safely and within budget
  • Development of geotechnical department, its capabilities, services and business opportunities.

The Candidate:
  • Hold a relevant Degree in Engineering, Environmental Sciences or Geology
  • 2-5 years' experience within the geotechnical, remediation and/or geo-environmental consultancy/contracting industries
  • Geotechnical information interpretation and works specification design
  • Have experience or knowledge of geotechnical engineering including exposure to soil mechanics, geotechnical validation and foundation design
  • First class analytical and technical writing abilities
  • A flexible and collaborative attitude to solving problems in a non-hierarchal environment.
  • Sound communication and writing skills (English)
  • Full valid UK Driving License

Key Information and Benefits
  • Competitive salary - dependent on experience
  • Direct mentoring from experienced chartered engineers/geologists with encouragement to achieve chartered status
  • Non hierarchal company structure
  • Bespoke training programmes
  • Flexible working hours and locations
  • Holidays: 33 days (including bank holidays)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Death in Service Benefits
  • Discretionary bonus scheme

Preferred but not essential (training will be provided)
  • CSCS competency card
  • SMSTS/SSSTS certification
  • First Aid and Health and Safety certification
  • AutoCAD software experience (take offs, volumetric, basic drawings)
  • Chemical analysis interpretation for both human health risk assessment and waste classification
  • Production of Method Statement and Risk/COSHH Assessments
  • Maintaining/developing environmental/quality management systems
  • An understanding of remediation and soil stabilisation technologies
  • Setting out/Surveying experience.