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Recruiter:RSK Group plc

Location:Glasgow, Strathclyde, United Kingdom


Closes:28 Feb 2017 at 16:00

Posted:22 Dec 2016 at 15:33


Contact:Kate Hart

Sector / Specialty:Environmental Geology



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 Senior/ Principal Geo-environmental Engineer to join the growing team in Glasgow.  Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of development projects.

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. 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. The company has a strong portfolio of clients in a wide number of sectors including rail, energy, property and construction, and the public sector). Current projects we are delivering from our Glasgow office include support to the Shotts Rail Electrification, gasworks investigation and remediation, local authority Part IIA, environmental permitting and regeneration-related projects.



Senior/ Principal Geo-environmental Engineer

Location: Glasgow



As a Senior member of the team you will be expected to lead or assist in the delivery of geo-environmental projects and will therefore be able to demonstrate strong technical, commercial and project management capabilities. It is expected that employees working at this grade will have keener project finance awareness, be client facing, self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, and work well within a team environment. More specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing geo-environmental projects through PRA and site investigation phases, including the production of high quality interpretive reports, adhering to RSK procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and timescales agreed with the client
  • Mentoring staff and checking relevant technical reports
  • Design and management of site investigation works and projects in the sectors above
  • Effectively communicating with clients and colleagues to build strong working relationships with the aim of meeting and exceeding client expectations, and contributing to a strong team ethic
  • Manage projects to meet both commercial and technical requirements and working with technical and projects leads to deliver appropriate solutions wherever necessary
  • Supporting business development, developing new leads and managing the completion of tenders
  • Stewardship of health and safety in accordance with company standards


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
  • Preferably a Chartered Geologist, Scientist or Engineer (essential at Principal grade)
  • Knowledge of contaminated land and planning legislation in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK is essential
  • Practical experience in designing, supervising and managing site investigations
  • Knowledge and experience of basic geotechnical testing and assessment of constraints and foundation design preferable
  • Proven work winning experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise workload
  • Client driven with the ability to motivate and engage with immediate colleagues and those across the wider RSK business
  • Prepared to work as part of a team or as an individual
  • 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, which enables to staff to apply one year earlier than normal.


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 2016), and number 81 in the Sunday Times Fasttrack 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 Kate Hart, HR Advisor on 01442 416631 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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