Geologist

UKRI - NERC - BGS
Keyworth, Nottingham
24,435 to 26,560 (depending on qualifications and experience)
Full-Time 37 hours a week
Open Ended

About us

NERC BGS is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is housed in UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey that provides a core science mission to inform government of science related to the subsurface and its interfaces and also undertakes applied research for solutions to earth and environmental processes, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI as well as through research grants and via private sector contracts.

BGS is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Geologist to join the Engineering Geology and Infrastructure team at our headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham.

About the role

With a passion for geology, your work will include:

  • collation and integrated interpretation of multi-disciplinary datasets
  • 3d geological modelling, GIS usage
  • contribution to written scientific outputs including technical reports and peer-reviewed papers, as required
  • geological fieldwork and synthesis: primary geological observation and recording, data integration and interpretation, in UK and potentially on international projects. The successful candidates must be able to demonstrate good 3d acuity and fieldwork experience
  • providing geological input to a range of multidisciplinary team-based BGS projects across a range of scientific and applied geological themes, including engineering geology, urban geoscience, geo-energy, minerals, groundwater and radio-active waste

About you

You will have an undergraduate degree in Geology (or related subject) and either a related Master's degree or substantial industry experience. You should also be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of UK geology and have the geological knowledge and flexibility to be able to work within a range of spatial scales and types of geological terrain.

You should be able to demonstrate an ability for performing field-based work, be capable of synthesising your observations and data into coherent, 3-dimensional interpretations of the rock mass and its superficial cover.

You will be able to undertake independent and team-based studies, develop innovative solutions to geological challenges and link these to applications and impacts for BGS clients and wider stakeholders.

As a confident communicator and team worker, you will be able to contribute positively to areas of your work, interacting with non-specialists, scientists and experts in other disciplines. You will also be a confident writer and be able to contribute effectively to written outputs (e.g. technical reports and papers). The post is based in Nottingham, UK, but at times involve fieldwork in the UK away from our centres, and sometimes overseas. You must be able to travel and be able to work in remote, sometimes challenging environments. A driving license valid for use in the UK is essential.

What we offer

BGS provides a range of flexible working options including flexible working patterns, compressed hours and home working so if you have a need for flexibility, please raise this in the recruitment process when your needs, balanced with the requirements of the role, will be fully considered.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 31st August 2018.


posted: 23 July 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.