Geo-Environmental/Geo-Technical Graduate

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £15,000 - £17,500 on experience and qualifications
Type: Part Time (3 days per week) 6 month contract in the first instance with potential for full time permanent contract

Ecus Ltd has been providing environmental consultancy services for over 30 years and has gained a reputation for technical excellence, staff development and having a great working environment. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic graduate to our expanding Sheffield Team. The post will be based in our office in Sheffield and the successful applicant's main focus will be to assist the Ecus Geoscience team and other environmental teams as required.

The Role
The role would suit graduates with a geology, geo-environmental or geotechnical degree or higher degree who are seeking to develop their career within consultancy. This exciting role will involve a wide range of work from field and desk-based support to contributing to the delivery of projects including phase 1 site investigations, phase 2 site investigations, sampling etc.

The role will include:
  • Drafting desk-based reviews and assessments.
  • Producing risk assessments and method statements.
  • Assisting with fieldwork and site surveys, including gas monitoring and water sampling.
  • Preparing inputs for reports and tenders.
  • Liaising with clients and consultees.
  • Supporting business development.
  • Delivering work/tasks under supervision, reporting to senior team members.
  • Contributing to routine tasks required for office operations.
Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Ideally educated to degree level in a relevant discipline with a keen interest in geoscience.
  • Ideally 6 months experience.
  • Excellent English and written skills including the drafting and formatting of reports.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, GIS and/or CAD software.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Knowledge/understanding of national Environmental legislation.
  • Membership of a relevant professional organisation.
  • Full UK driving licence.
There will be the opportunity to develop and learn new skills in consultancy, tailored through in-house training and external attendance at workshops/conferences. The role will involve working with our other technical teams as required.

On a personal level, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people with good communication skills and the ability to fit into a lively and ambitious team.

Salary & Benefits
As well as our generous benefits package we are committed to assisting the professional and personal development of our team as recognised through our Investors in People Silver status.
  • Professional annual membership fees.
  • Contributory pension scheme.
  • Healthcare benefit package.
  • Development and training opportunities.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata where appropriate).
  • Employee benefit scheme e.g. Perkbox and Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • PPE provided.
  • Friendly, supportive working environment.
Ecus is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications should be made via email to and should include a CV and covering letter.

If you would like further information regarding this opportunity or have any questions feel free to contact us using the details below.

Closing date for applications 10th March 2017 though early applications are encouraged as an immediate start would be desirable.


posted: 22 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.