Senior Engineering Geologist

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Senior Engineering Geologist

  • Post Date:5th March 2019
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  • Offered Salary £30,000 +
    Experience 5 Years
    Qualification Master’s Degree
  • Salary £37,789 to £41,988 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Job Description

Senior Engineering Geologist


Keyworth, Nottingham

£37,789 to £41,988 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)

Full-Time – 37 hours a week (a range of flexible working options may be available)

Permanent Appointment



About us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that is housed in UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

BGS has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people.  It has two main sites, a head office in Keyworth near Nottingham and the Lyell Centre, which is a collaboration with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh.

BGS has an opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced scientist to assume the role of Senior Engineering Geologist based at our headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham.

About the role

With proven scientific experience and a passion for Engineering Geology, your work will include:

  • interpretation of geotechnical data
  • attribution of 3D geological models with geotechnical data
  • provide Engineering Geology expertise to feed into ground performance models
  • knowledge of geotechnical laboratory testing
  • to provide geotechnical expertise to external enquiries.

About you

With an MSc or a PhD in Engineering Geology or a related subject, you will have at least five years post MSc experience working in the field of Engineering Geology, either as an academic or in industry.

You will be an enthusiastic team player, able to lead and contribute to our commercial and research-driven portfolio of work by securing new funding and collaborations

Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

What we offer

A generous benefits package is also offered, including a very competitive pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, free parking and access to flexi-time.

We also offer the ‘Bike to Work’ scheme, free parking, health and wellbeing support, social clubs and on-site sports facilities.

Please note that any internal BGS staff applying for this post would, if successful, be appointed to new UKRI Terms and Conditions and pay.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process.  A well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a generic covering letter and CV.


Applications are being handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please go to


Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.



Closing date for receipt of applications is 4th April 2019.


BGS provides a range of flexible working options including flexible working patterns, compressed hours and home working so if you have a need for flexibility, please raise this in the recruitment process when your needs, balanced with the requirements of the role, will be fully considered.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity across our organisation as well as across all areas of our science community.

We will actively seek to avoid discrimination.

The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation and has achieved Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognises an organisation’s commitment and progress in developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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