Ground Investigation Site Assurance Engineer

Fusion People Ltd
London (Greater)
16 Feb 2019
02 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am recruiting for a Ground Investigation Site Assurance Engineer, working for a consultancy, based in London, paying

up to £350 per day/.

Role objective:

The Ground Investigation Site Assurance Engineer is part of a team responsible for the ground investigation and is a member of the Construction Workstream.

The Ground Investigation Site Assurance Engineer is responsible for carrying out field assurance activities regarding the proposed Ground Investigation (GI) that include land, near-shore and over-water intrusive investigation, in-situ testing, geophysics surveys, sampling and laboratory testing.

The ground investigation technical specification and quality requirements are prepared/defined by Ground Investigation team within the Ground Engineering (GE) Workstream.

It is acknowledged that the GI is a dynamic process and therefore the scope of the investigations is bound to continually evolve and change.

Therefore, the Ground Investigation Site Assurance Engineer, under the leadership and direction of the Ground Investigation Site Assurance Manager, will be required to work in close collaboration with the GE Workstream, in particular, its Ground Investigation, to ensure that the likely changes in the GI scope are adequately implemented in the field.

The delivery of the GI will be driven by the aim of achieving the highest quality first, followed by timely delivery and then cost.


Responsible for overseeing the Contractor's site supervision team (led by the Ground Investigation Supervisor Manager) to provide assurance that the technical objectives and quality of the investigation are met;

Working with and developing RAMS for team on site;

Carry out quality audits of site investigation teams in relation to their management plans and specification requirements;

To provide liaison with the ground investigation design team to review and confirm design and assessment goals to be achieved;

To assist the Contractor's site supervision team in managing the progress of the ground investigation within the programme and cost constraints;

To assist the Contractor's site supervision team in ensuring that the Contractor satisfies the requirements of landowners and approval and consenting bodies agreed in relation to the scope of investigation;

To respond to technical queries, review method statements and oversee production of site records by Investigation Supervisor's team;

To hold health, safety and welfare (HSW) as a key project value.

Skills, knowledge, previous experience:

Ground Investigation professional with experience of quality assurance supervision of major ground investigation campaigns for linear infrastructure projects, with a significant proportion of time spent on site;

Proven experience of supervision of:

- Land, near-shore and over-water intrusive investigation (cable percussion, rotary, sonic boreholes, trial pits, window sampling, etc);

- In situ testing (SPT, CPT, pressurmeter testing, in-hole geophysics, cross-hole geophysics, etc);

- Groundwater and Geo-environmental/Contamination samplings, testing and monitoring (pumping tests, packer tests, soil, groundwater, leachate and gas sampling and monitoring, etc)

- Active and passive geophysics surveys (geo-electric, seismic, GPR, etc)

- core logging and sample selection;

- samples handling and storage;

- basic, advanced and specialist laboratory testing.

Knowledgeable and experienced in the quality requirements set up in Eurocode and other relevant standards and best practice (e.g. CIRIA) including those from by Association of Association of Geotechnical and Environmental Specialists AGS, British Drilling Association BDA, Federation of Piling Specialists FPS, etc;

Knowledge of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering design processes and experience of applying appropriate materials, methods and tests to achieve information to inform design and assessment goals;

Team oriented engineer with the ability to liaise closely with peers, with the ability to motivate and empower teams;

Ability to work with diverse external stakeholders / landowners to ensure agreements and constraints on access etc. are maintained.

Registered Ground Engineering Professional under the ROGEP scheme;

Chartered or nearly chartered Geologist or Civil Engineer;

Hold at least one of the following H&S certifications:

IOSH safe supervision of geotechnical sites (preferred);

Ideally would hold one of the following:

Basic Sea Survival Certificate;

First Aid at work emergency

If interested, please send your CV


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