Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Our client has an immediate vacancy for an enthusiastic Geotechnical Engineer to join the established team based in their Leicester office.

The successful Geotechnical Engineer will be involved in a wide range of geo-environmental and geotechnical projects such as Phase 1 desk studies and Phase 2 site investigation and reporting works through to site development including remediation for a wide range of land development sites as part of planning, site acquisition and construction.

Key responsibilities and duties will include:

* Phase 1 Ground Condition Assessment Reports (Contaminated land) desk studies including Tier 1 qualitative risk assessment
* Field sampling and monitoring of land gas, ground and surface waters
* Ground investigation procurement, specification, supervision and management
* Geo-environmental data assessment, analysis and reporting including qualitative and quantitative risk assessments using commercial models including CLEA and RTM;
* Liaison with in-house and external clients on a wide variety of projects
* Specification, procurement and supervision of remedial schemes

As a Geotechnical Engineer you will have a degree in either Environmental Science, Geology or Earth Sciences with modules in Geology and Maths.

The candidate will require:

* A strong understanding of Geoenvironmental principles including soil and groundwater chemistry, and hydrogeology
* At least 2 years’ experience in a consultancy environment
* Soil and rock logging
* Knowledge of soil and water chemistry laboratory methods and scheduling
* Knowledge and interest of contaminated land and remediation
* Computer literacy in MS Office suite and ideally Holebase and CLEA analysis software
* Enthusiastic team player willing to undertake site as well as office based work
* Keen to learn and expand their experience
* Good communication skills are essential to liaise with a broad range of stakeholders. Ideally the candidate is working towards Chartership of at least one professional institution. Training forms an important part of our staff progression and candidates must be willing to take on new challenges.

In return you get a highly competitive salary, Pension scheme and great professional development in place.

For more information on this position please call Stephen Howells of Penguin Recruitment on 01792 365 000 or email a copy of your CV to

published: 30 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.