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Recruiter:RSK Group plc

Location:Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Closes:30 Jun 2017 at 18:00

Posted:31 Mar 2017 at 09:11


Contact:Kate Hart

Sector / Specialty:Environmental Geology

Position:Earth Science


Hours per Week:37.5



The Geosciences division within RSK Group plc, is one of the UK’s largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies.  In addition, it can call on further related resources through RSK Group owning Structural Soils Ltd, the 200-strong site investigation and drilling contracting company. 

The existing team in Castleford provide a full range of specialist services within the Geosciences sector, supported by UKAS accredited laboratories.  Due to a substantial increase in current and projected workload, RSK are now looking for experienced Geotechnical Engineers and Geo-environmental Engineers.   Working alongside a highly respected team you will get involved with a vast array of projects predominately within the housing, energy and manufacturing sector. 


The company has a wide portfolio of clients in a number of sectors including rail, transport, water and property. In addition, the company are particularly proud of the work that they have undertaken in the nuclear sector where over the last 3 years they have undertaken preliminary and main/intermediate phase site investigations at Hinckley Point and Wylfa on Anglesey. In 2014 the team were heavily involved in the detailed onshore ground investigation of the nuclear new-build at Wylfa, Anglesey culminating in winning Ground Investigation Project of the Year at the 2015 Ground Engineering Awards.



Experienced Geo-environmental Engineers

Location: Hemel Hempstead


We are specifically interested in hearing from candidates with around 2 - 10 years experience in a similar role, working either for a contractor or consultancy.



  • Undertaking Preliminary Risk Assessments (Phase 1 Desk Studies) and intrusive site investigations for environmental and/or geotechnical purposes in line with national standards and codes of practice.
  • Managing fieldwork activities and subcontractors
  • Undertaking Project Management duties and resolving any technical issues
  • Writing factual and/or interpretative reports
  • Preparing health and safety documentation, booking subcontractors and scheduling soil and water samples for analytical and geotechnical testing

Person specification:

  • BSc degree level qualified in Geology or a related subject essential
  • MSc in Engineering Geology/Geotechnical Engineering or Contaminated Land related subjects preferable but not essential
  • Knowledge of contaminated land and planning legislation would be an advantage
  • Experience of undertaking ground investigation for geotechnical purposes
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge/experience in the field of geotechnics/engineering geology, including an appreciation of the impact of Eurocode 7 
  • Experience of working with geotechnical databases and other geotechnical software preferable
  • Experience of preparing and assisting with interpretative reports for geotechnical purposes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prepared to work as part of a team or as an individual
  • Candidates must be willing to spend a significant amount of their working day out on site and away from home.
  • Full UK driving licence. 

Salary and benefits: 

  • £depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development



The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top 5 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2014) and number 81 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying. For more information, please call Kate Hart on 0144 241 6631 or email


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain. RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


To apply for this position please follow the RSK recruitment process

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