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Geotechnical Engineer

BN6, Hassocks, West Sussex

Our client is an award winning geotechnical and environmental consultancy offering a comprehensive range of services to the housing developers, public sector development, commercial construction, road, rail and utilities sectors.

These vary from desk studies through to on-site intrusive investigations, which are used to provide ground models for contaminated land assessments, foundation, pavement, road and drainage designs. In addition we undertake slope stability analysis and design, basement impact assessments, contamination remediation strategies and validation reports together with earthworks specifications and material management plans. The company has been grown from a sole trader to £2.4M turnover consultancy that has grown by 100% over the last 10 years. To date they have undertaken over five thousand investigations for a wide range of projects including; investigations of former gas works, petrol stations, landfills, chemical works, government sites, airports and railways, as well as schools, hospitals and green field sites.

Role Description Current projected turnover for the 2020/21 financial year is anticipated to be in excess of £2.6M and as a result we need to further expand our team with the addition of a Consultant Engineer to meet the growing workload in our Rail, Road and Utilities team.

In particular the utilities sector has grown from a very small percentage of the Company’s revenue to 20% of its revenue in 2019/20 and is continuing to expand. The role would report directly to the Head of Rail, Road and Utilities. This role would suit an engineer with 2 to 3 years experience.

Candidates need to understand that as an organisation we place a great deal of emphasis on client satisfaction.

Our success has been built on listening to and understanding our client’s requirements, allowing our highly qualified engineers to utilise their experience and knowledge of the latest legislation, investigation techniques and technologies to meet their needs. Candidates that can demonstrate this client focus on relevant projects will be preferred.

Candidates also need to understand that travel is an important part of the role, given how our geographic coverage has expanded over the last 6 six years.

In summary the role will include a range of site investigation and daily tasks encompassing but not limited to the following:

• Consulting geological maps, environmental maps and other relevant data to advise on site risks; • Geotechnical and geo-environmental analysis of site data using specialised computer software or calculations; • Supporting experienced staff on-site; • Collating data and producing interpretive geotechnical and geo-environmental reports; • Overseeing the progress of specific contracts, pricing new jobs and corresponding with clients;• Planning detailed site investigations by drilling and analysing samples of deposits/bedrock; • Supervising site and ground investigations; • Environmental monitoring, predominantly gas and groundwater monitoring; • Making visits to new project sites; • Advising on and scheduling testing for a range of construction materials, for example sand, gravel, bricks and clay, as well as a range of contaminants; • Making recommendations on the proposed use of a site and providing information; • Advising on problems such as subsidence, gross contamination etc; • Managing staff, including other engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, consultants and contractors; • Attending professional conferences and representing the company or organisation at other events.


The competencies of a Consultant Engineer are:

• Be able to apply academic knowledge and display a reasonable level of knowledge of geotechnical and environmental technical disciplines. • Carry out a range of routine site implementation activities. • Contribute within a team to the design and execution of a wide range of activities. • Ability to take instruction and meet deadlines. • Understanding of the importance of meeting customer needs. • Identify opportunities to create technical solutions to problems. • Appreciate the role of their areas of ground engineering expertise within a project and in relation to other disciplines. • Relevant degree/masters degree in an appropriate geological/environmental/civil engineering discipline. • Willing to grow their experience and develop their capabilities.

Salary • £22,000 to £27,000 + Performance related bonuses, up to 10% of salary + £750 benefits allowance + Pay rises based on performance and competence.

Benefits Pensions are now standard with all companies following auto-enrolment, but in addition to this Geo-Environmental offers an allowance towards benefits which include: • Performance related bonuses, up to 10% of salary • Employee Assistance Programme

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