Engineering Geologist - Landslide and
Geohazards Specialist

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. A vacancy has arisen for an Engineering Geologist - Landslide and Geohazards Specialist based at our headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

You will contribute to shallow geohazard projects on landslides, which form part of the BGS scientific programme in the UK and overseas. In addition, you will assist with the development of BGS's research on landslides within the Shallow Geohazards & Risk Team, including identifying and pursuing research opportunities (grants, research programmes and commissioned work). Other duties include developing collaborations across BGS and externally to deliver integrated multi-disciplinary projects involved with geohazard & environmental geological assessments, together with contributing to scientific papers and high quality technical/scientific proposals and reports to enhance personal and BGS Geological Engineering Science reputation.

You should be educated to 2:1 or higher in a Geoscience subject and have an MSc/PhD in a related discipline. In addition, you must possess excellent project management, people and both oral and written communication skills. The post involves team working therefore you should be able to work effectively with others.

Depending on qualifications and experience, full time starting salary will be 35,222 to 38,254 per annum.

Full time working hours are 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, free on-site parking, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS); to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, Please quote reference number IRC241844.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 20 August 2017.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation and has Athena SWAN bronze award. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

posted: 24 July 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.