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Recruiter:RSK Group plc

Location:Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Closes:30 Jun 2017 at 18:00

Posted:4 Apr 2017 at 09:19


Contact:Kate Hart

Sector / Specialty: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 company now has an exciting opportunity for a Geo-environmental Engineer to join the growing team in Southampton. Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of development projects.

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.


Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people. Working for RSK is an opportunity to evolve as a professional, to innovate and to make a difference. In the rail sector, we have developed a strong philosophy of collaborative working within alliances and other project teams, together with implementing innovative systems and techniques to drive environmental excellence and wider project efficiency.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.



Location: Hemel Hempstead


This position is to assist the smooth running of the site investigation sector through close co-ordination of operations with the other team members. The role will be both office and site based. The main working location is Hemel Hempstead, but regular travelling around the UK (mainly South East) will be necessary, although not usually working away from home this may be required. This is a full time post working 9.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The management of this position would come under the umbrella of the Site Investigation Managers duties. In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may be reasonably required by the Company. All necessary training and equipment for the person to undertake their role will be provided by RSK.



RSK operates its business within the framework of a documented management system. The management system contains policy statements, procedures, guidance and other information on administration, environmental protection, health & safety, quality management and on the carrying out of project-related tasks. All employees are required to work to the requirements of the management system and to participate in its underlying principle of seeking continuous improvements in the performance of the Company. The management system is accessible to all employees through the RSK Intranet.


The specific tasks are as follows

  • Assisting the Warehouse Supervisor.
  • Maintaining a clean working environment within the warehouse, including sweeping, mopping general tidying.
  • Manual handling including restocking materials on shelves, including bags up to 25kg, sample storage and disposal.
  • Assisting in loading and unloading site vehicles.
  • Assist site works as and when necessary, including delivery and collection of materials/equipment/plant, shallow pitting, reinstatement and general Engineer assistance.
  • Assisting the Warehouse Supervisor with equipment maintenance, repair and calibration.
  • Assisting the Site Works Co-ordinator with vehicle checks.

Person specification

  • Typically requires a second degree in a relevant discipline and be working towards Chartered status. Typically requires at least five years specific relevant experience.
  • Physically fit
  • Organised and motivated self starter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good time keeping
  • Full UK driving licence (manual transmission). Ideally with experience of driving box vans, but not essential.
  • Skills to be developed include:
  • Personal management
  • Basic computer literacy

Salary and benefits

  • £ commensurate with 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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