Geo-Environemental / Geotechnical Engineer


Our client has an immediate vacancy for an enthusiastic Geotechnical Engineer to join the established team based in the Peterborough area.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with site investigation work across the UK as directed by the Project Manager or other project staff. All project work must be carried out with due diligence, adhered to procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and time scales agreed. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with other project staff and sometimes the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. More specifically you will be:

Undertaking preliminary risk assessments (phase 1 desk studies) and intrusive ground investigations

Soil and rock logging to current geotechnical standards, including laboratory scheduling

Collating data and report writing

Managing site activities and subcontractors

Desired experience:

* Previous site investigation experience (1-5years), including trial pitting and drilling supervision
* Strong project management skills, including the ability to liaise confidently with clients and subcontractors.
* Commercial awareness, with the deliver a project on time and in budget
* Good reporting writing skills with the ability to produce high quality work

Person Specification:

* BSc degree level qualified in geology/civil engineering or a related environmental subject essential
* MSc in a geotechnical/civil engineering or environmental discipline preferable, but not essential
* Be able to log samples to BS 5930+A2 technical standards
* A good knowledge of the principal soil and rock strata encountered in the UK
* Familiar with and be able to interpret geological maps and published geological data
* A basic understanding of water, ground and soil gas monitoring techniques
* Ability to follow instruction, be self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, work well within a team environment and willing to be flexible to work nationally or internationally if the occasion arises
* Excellent written and oral skills
* Valid UK driving licence essential

Salary and benefits:

* Salary depending on experience
* Contributory Pension Scheme
* A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
* We encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.

If this role is of interest to you or if you are searching for other roles relating to Geotechnical or Geoenvironmental Engineering please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Howells on 01792 365 000 or E-mail .

We have many more vacancies available on our website at This is a permanent role. Penguin Recruitment is operating as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this position.

published: 09 November 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.