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Senior Engineering Geologist


UK / North West

Civil Engineering



Isabel Walder
020 8892 0115

Isabel specialises in the recruitment of mid to senior level professionals within the Civil Engineering and Infrastructure sectors. She began her recruitment career in 2005 after graduating at Kingston University with a Masters in Accounting and Finance. Isabel currently recruits for Se


Job Description

REF: 12737
Posted: 07 September 2017
Closes: 07 October 2017

We are working with one of the UK’s leading geotechnical contractors specialising in all elements of ground investigation and stabilisation. They offer Ground Stabilisation, Site Investigation, Drilling, Grouting, Laboratory Testing, Specialist Drilling and Environmental Engineering services across the UK.

The company are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineering Geologist to join their team covering the north of England. Based out of their Leeds office, the successful Senior Engineering Geologist will be involved in some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects.


  • Management day to day operational control of multiple contracts of all sizes, focusing on safety, quality, productivity, cost control, performance to programme and customer service.
  • Assisting the Contracts and Operational Management in allocating rigs and labour to contracts and ensuring efficient use of resources.
  • Directing, where required, borehole location and sampling, specifying and interpreting in-situ testing, preparation and review of laboratory test schedules, control of samples, preparation and checking of contract technical output
  • Directing, where required, drilling and grouting contracts (including specialist grouting techniques), establishment of grid/borehole locations, execution of grouting works, grout production, quality control, sampling, preparation and review of laboratory test schedules, preparation (where required) and checking of correct technical output (drilling & grouting records).
  • Building good client relations and ensure all client requirements are met, to maximise opportunity for repeat business
  • Supporting and mentor junior and senior level engineers.
  • Meeting clients/clients representatives at pre-contract stage where required by attending pre-contract meetings.
  • Procurement of plant and equipment for contracts.
  • Monitoring weekly progress against programme requirements, establishing weekly contract values, costs and sub contract liabilities.
  • Identifying and pursuing cost reduction and efficiency initiatives with subordinate engineers and site teams.
  • Reviewing monthly applications for payment and final account applications.

Key Skills:

  • Civil Engineering / Geology related Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Significant experience within the geotechnical industry with solid understanding of ground conditions, Drilling and Site Investigation works.
  • Good understanding of geotechnical processes and contract management.
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft office, database maintenance and reporting.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking to join a leading geotechnical contractor offering plenty of career enhancement opportunities.

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