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Recruiter:RSK Group plc

Location:Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


Closes:1 Feb 2017 at 16:00

Posted:5 Sep 2016 at 17:05


Contact:Sarah Murphy

Sector / Specialty:Engineering Geology

Position:Engineering Geologist

Level:As Defined

Hours per Week:37.5



Structural Soils, a member of RSK Group plc, is a 200-strong site investigation contractor with a large fleet of drilling equipment. It is further supported by a fully accredited UKAS laboratory and together with the Geosciences division of RSK, the company makes RSK Group one of the UK’s largest site investigation service providers. We now have a unique opportunity for an experienced Engineering Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer to join the team in Hemel Hempstead. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates with a solid understanding of UK geology and previous consultancy/contracting experience, looking for an opportunity to take on more challenging projects and responsibility.

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.

High profile contracts like these have enabled Structural Soils to make huge developments in our technical, quality and reporting standards, making the company a very exciting proposition for those looking to develop a career within the geological field.




Location: Hemel Hempstead


You will be expected to lead or assist in the delivery of geotechnical projects and will therefore be able to demonstrate strong technical, commercial and project management capabilities. More specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing sizable ground and site investigation contracts including the production of interpretive reports
  • Reviewing geotechnical studies at feasibility stage of projects
  • Mentoring staff and checking technical reports related to geotechnical engineering
  • Design and Supervision of site investigation works and projects in the following sectors: house builders, commercial property developers, public sector bodies, manufacturing and industrial
  • Effectively communicating with clients and colleagues to build strong working relationships with the aim of meeting and exceeding client expectations
  • Manage projects to meet both commercial and technical requirements and delivering appropriate solutions wherever necessary
  • Assisting with identified and generation of new business opportunities
  • Stewardship of health and safety in accordance with company standards and guidelines


Desired experience

  • Bachelors and Master degree in geology/civil engineering or a related environmental subject essential
  • Practical experience in supervising and managing Ground Investigations.
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills
  • Able to plan and prioritise workload
  • Client driven with the ability to motivate and engage with immediate colleagues and those across the wider RSK business
  • Knowledge of contaminated land and planning legislation an advantage
  • Full, clean driving licence essential
  • Chartered status a benefit

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
  • 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 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 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 with their CV and covering letter. For more information please call Sarah Murphy on 0117 300 4295 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.



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