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Geo-Environmental Consultant

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    1 year ago
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    March 31, 2023

Do you have a keen interest in the Geo-Environmental industry and looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to get involved with delivering some of the world’s most exciting projects and join a dynamic, growing team who are at the forefront of sustainable design? If so, we want you to join our Geo-Environmental team in London!

Based in our office a stone’s throw from Borough Market in the heart of Southwark’s thriving Bankside, our welcoming and diverse team are working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in the UK and across the world. From sustainability-focused offices and commercial premises to cutting-edge healthcare facilities and from award-winning education schemes to major new residential communities, we are supporting schemes across a huge range of sectors.

The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to join a highly rated professional team with a strong reputation for quality, technical knowledge and providing our clients with commercially focused solutions.

As a Consultant you will be involved in real projects from day one, with exposure to some of the most prestigious schemes in the UK. We encourage and develop our staff and provide them with a varied workload and the autonomy to work individually, as well as giving them the opportunity to make a valued contribution to the team. Reporting to your Line Manager, you will support them in delivering projects effectively to agreed deadlines, whilst maintaining technical performance standards.

Although we’re happy to consider applicants with more or less experience, you’ll ideally have qualifications, experience or skills in the following areas:

  • Supporting the Project Manager and team to ensure projects are delivered effectively on budget and on time;
  • Undertaking design, management, supervision and reporting of geo-environmental assignments including (but not limited to): desk studies, ground investigations (factual and interpretative), human health, groundwater and gas risk assessments and preparation of remediation strategies;
  • Completing fieldwork (rain or shine!) including site inspections (desk study walkovers), supervision of ground investigation works, groundwater and ground gas monitoring, monitoring remediation works;
  • Appointment and management of sub-contractors in undertaking site works;
  • Review Ground Investigation Factual Data including geological logs and laboratory data:

— Providing clients with geo-environmental advice and assistance as required on an ad hoc basis and negotiate and liaise with relevant regulatory authorities (Environment Agency, Local Authority, NHBC etc.) as necessary;

  • Assisting the Project Manager with project finances and invoicing;
  • Ensure that technical performance standards are maintained on projects you are involved in;
  • Support the development and provision of technical work in your areas of expertise; and
  • Always adhere to Health and Safety requirements.

The candidates we are seeking should ideally be:

  • Suitably qualified, ideally with a BSc, BEng, or higher technical qualification in a relevant subject (environmental science, geology, civil engineering, etc.) and will be working towards Chartered Scientist/Geologist/Engineer status. You will also have at least two to three years* of relevant experience, ideally gained in ground investigation, interpretation and reporting;
  • Have a good level of understanding of contaminated land risk assessment including development of the conceptual site model;
  • Have a basic level of understanding of geotechnical testing;
  • Have a basic level of understanding of writing ground conditions chapters for Environmental Statements as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment;
  • A good working knowledge of appropriate British Standards, Eurocodes, Industry Guidance and NHBC Standards
  • The drive and self-motivation to continuously develop your technical and behavioural skills;
  • Be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and to be able to build and develop relationships, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and meet project deadlines;

The role offers excellent career prospects within a friendly and professional team that is proud of the quality of the service it delivers to its clients. The benefits include a competitive salary according to skills and experience, together with an excellent flexible benefits package. Our client is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. The location of the role is London.

This is an exciting time for our client as they continue to support the delivery of a net zero built environment, whilst our own journey to net zero also gathers pace. Our innovative and collaborative culture means that you’ll get to work with experts from across our business to develop your ideas, and you’ll have the chance to put all the latest sustainable design techniques in to practice.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re passionate about Geo-Environmental work , are excited about taking the next step in your career and want to help shape the future of both our company and the built environment.


Joining our team will give you:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package with annual salary reviews
  • 26 days holiday per year, rising to 31 days with loyalty days, plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Fantastic training and development culture
  • Access to mentoring support from industry experts
  • Opportunity to play a key role in exciting and varied projects
  • ICE Training Agreement
  • Opportunity to be client facing and the chance to get involved with business development and marketing activities
  • Fast-tracked career progression for the right candidates


Our client is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing private and public sector clients with sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.


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