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Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer

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Redruth, South West, TR15 2QB
Closing date
Jan 30, 2023

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Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
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Are you a degree holder in geology or geotechnics or environmental science? Do you have experience in site investigation & management? Do you have great time management & communication skills? If yes, then this could be the right opportunity for you!

In return, the company will empower you to grow, as the company grows, with routes to promotion being open to all from day one.

Key Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Holiday increases with length of service
  • Great working environment
  • Great opportunity to further your career as the company grows

About the Role

Our client is looking for a principal geo-environmental engineer, holding a degree or higher in geology, geotechnics, environmental science (or a similar subject), to provide guidance and leadership to their engineers and senior engineers.

The role will involve scoping, pricing, planning and managing site investigation works, as well as authoring reports.

There will be a string element of helping to develop younger engineers, including reviewing and approving others' reports, as well as mentoring and coaching.

The successful candidate will specialise in at least one of the following three areas of expertise: ground stability, ground contamination or geotechnics. Knowledge of a second area would be a distinct advantage.

The role will involve working under the direct supervision of the managing director and will involve the management of clients and suppliers.

The successful candidate will be somebody who is an excellent team player, and is willing to share their knowledge with our younger engineers, to help them to grow and develop through their career. In return, the company will empower you to grow, as the company grows, with routes to promotion being available to all.

Essential Qualifications / Experience/ Skills:
  • Degree or higher in geology, ground engineering, ground contamination or similar relevant subject
  • Experience of scoping site investigation
  • Significant experience of managing site investigation
  • Significant technical experience of authoring geotechnical engineering; ground stability OR Experience of environmental risk assessments
  • Excellent time management skills

Desirable Qualifications / Experience/ Skills:
  • Chartered Geologist, Scientist or Environmental Scientist
  • Holder of a SMSTS, PTS, EURSA Cards or similar qualifications.
  • First Aid at Work, Level 3.
  • Confidence in liaising with colleagues and subcontractors
  • Experience in winning new work and managing client accounts
  • Excellent arithmetic and communication skills
  • Experience of checking others' reports

Special Conditions:
  • You must hold a full UK Driving license with no more than 3 penalty points as there will be significant independent travel involved in the post between sites

To Whom is the Role Suitable For:
  • This role is suitable for somebody who lives in or is looking to relocate to Cornwall, one of the most beautiful places to live and work
  • The successful candidate will either be a principal geo-environmental engineer, or a senior geo-environmental engineer, looking for a promotion to principal level
  • The role is best suited to somebody who wants to make a difference, and who enjoys helping others

About the Company

Our client works with structural engineers, architects and developers in both the private and public sectors, to understand the ground beneath their site. They identify the hazards and risks posed by that ground, and the steps required to remediate that ground, with a specific view to adding value and mitigating risk.

From a ground contamination study to allow the re-development of a former industrial site to a geotechnical investigation on a steep slope, allowing construction on challenging ground, the company empower their clients with a tailored, cost-effective solution for their sites.

They are a rapidly expanding organisation, and you will be given the opportunity to develop new skills as the company grows. They offer excellent opportunities for professional development through a rewarding working environment.

How to Apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining why you are suitable for the post.

Deadline for Applications:7th February 2023
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