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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 16:18


Contact:Kate Hart

Sector / Specialty:Geotechnics



Hours per Week:37.5




The Geosciences division within RSK Group plc, is one of the UK’s largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies with ambitious plans for growth in the future. In addition, it can call on further related resources through owning Structural Soils Ltd, a market leading site investigation and drilling contracting company.

RSK is currently recruiting for a Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist to join our well-established and experienced geotechnical consultancy team in our Hemel Hempstead office.


The geotechnical consultancy team provides consultancy and design services to the rest of the RSK Group, as well as servicing a range of external clients. Our current workload includes anything from major infrastructure projects for downstream oil and gas clients in the Middle East to housing developments for UK national house builders.

RSK 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 won Large Firm Business Excellence Award 2015 (Environmental Analyst) and winning Ground Investigation Project of the Year Winner at the Ground Engineering Awards 2015, there has never been a more exciting time to join.



Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist

Location: Hemel Hempstead


The successful candidates will be responsible for assisting with geotechnical projects across the UK as directed by the Team Leader or other project staff. All Project work must be carried out with due diligence, adhered to by the RSK procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and time scales agreed. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with other project staff and sometimes the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. More specifically you will be:


  • Undertaking preliminary risk assessments (phase 1 desk studies) and intrusive ground investigations
  • Undertaking and supervising site activities and subcontractors
  • soil and rock logging to current geotechnical standards, including laboratory scheduling
  • Geotechnical analysis and design of slopes, earthworks, foundations, basements and retaining structures
  • Gaining a working knowledge of contaminated land issues
  • Collating data and report writing
  • Travel to other offices and sites within the UK and to occasionally undertake assignments overseas for periods of up to 2 months
  • This particular role is an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of public and private sector clients on some key and major projects offering the opportunity for you to gain broad consultancy experience at an early stage of your career

Person Specification 

  • A BEng or BSc degree in civil engineering; engineering geology, geology or a related discipline. 
  • Typically requires a second degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Aspiration to obtain Chartered status with a relevant institution (eg CGeol/CEng) and membership of the Geological Society of London or be working towards corporate membership of another appropriate professional institution (eg ICE, IMMM).
  • Proven post-graduate professional experience
  • A thorough understanding of geology, site investigation works and ground engineering
  • Good report writing skills
  • Computer literate. Good level of using MS-Words and Excel
  • Experience in GI specification and contract documentation, and site supervision

Salary and benefits 

  • £commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free life assurance cover
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.



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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