Geo-Environmental Engineer

Appoint Group
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Geo-Environmental Engineer

Location: Reading

Salary: £21K - £26K

We are looking to recruit a Geo-Environmental Consultant / Engineer to provide site supervision and factual reporting to support our growing geo-environmental business in the South East and nationally. You will be working as part of a team, with focus on delivering strategic land consultancy services primarily to the commercial property sector across the UK.

Job Description

1. Desk studies and walkovers

2. Safe planning of work programmes (Heath and Safety & Risk Assessments and Method Statements)

3. Designing and supervising Ground Investigations

4. Scheduling laboratory testing

5. Factual reporting

6. Interpretative reporting (with support from senior staff)

7. Supporting the consulting team deliver a broad range services around site investigation, contaminated land assessment, geotechnics, flooding and drainage.

8. Structured training and mentoring will be provided to support your personal development. Your project time is likely to be split between office and site work throughout the UK and flexibility to travel and work away from home, sometimes for extended periods of site work, will be important.

Person Specification


1. Educated to degree level (BSc/BEng) in physical geography or geology graduate (or similar).

2. Be working towards achieving chartered status with a relevant institution (CGeol, CEnv, CEng or CIWEM).

3. Positive and pro-active attitude to team work.

4. Strong personal desire to learn and develop your career.

5. Good technical understanding of geology and site investigation works and an appreciation of their application to ground engineering and contaminated land.

6. An appreciation of engineering geology in the context of brownfield site reclamation and remediation.

7. Excellent communication and writing skills.

8. Full UK driving licence.

9. Proficient in the use of spreadsheet and word processing software.


- Masters degree (MSc / MEng) in soil mechanics, engineering geology, environmental geology or related discipline.

- Relevant experience working in a geo-environmental consultancy or contractor background.

- Technical strength in Site Investigation (methods and delivery) and either Contaminated Land and/or Geotechnics (preferably both).

- Working knowledge of GIS and/or CAD.

- Working knowledge of GINT/HoleBASE software.

- Previous experience of developing and administrating Health and Safety plans for intrusive investigation works.

- Experience of work in other related consulting industries (Waste & Compliance, Water, Minerals, Transport and Infrastructure, Energy)

What do you do now?

For more information on this role, please contact David So on or send your CV to: - keep up to date with our vacancies on the Appoint Group Consulting Engineering page on LinkedIn.