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Recruiter:RSK Group plc

Location:Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Salary:Competitive

Closes:1 Feb 2017 at 16:00

Posted:22 Sep 2016 at 09:09

Ref:72

Contact:Sarah Murphy

Sector / Specialty:Engineering Geology

Position:Engineer

Level:Assistant

Hours per Week:37.5

Contract:Permanent

 

 

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.

 

Geo-environmental Engineer

Location: Southampton

 

Main Function: A Geo-environmental Engineer is responsible for undertaking project investigations with both a geo-environmental and a geotechnical content as directed by the Project Manager – seeing the Project through from commencement to completion. All Project work must be carried out with due diligence, adhered to by RSK procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and timescales agreed with the client. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. It is expected that employees working at this grade will have project finance awareness, be client facing, self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, and work well within a team environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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 Task Management duties and resolving any technical issues
  • Preparing health and safety documentation, liaising with subcontractors and scheduling soil and water samples for analytical and geotechnical testing
  • Writing factual and interpretative reports
  • Person specification:
  • BSc degree level qualified in Geology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering 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 in Scotland would be an advantage
  • Experience of designing and undertaking ground investigation for geo-environmental and geotechnical purposes
  • Experience of undertaking intrusive site investigations, including leading fieldworks including Health & Safety issues, managing sub-contractors, and undertaking sampling and laboratory scheduling
  • Experience of working with geotechnical databases and other geotechnical software preferable
  • Experience of preparing and assisting with interpretative reports for geo-environmental and 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
  • 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 and ranked first for contaminated land and remediation consultancy (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 smurphy@rsk.co.uk.

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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