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Geo-Environmental Engineer

Location: Keston, Kent or Cromford, Derbyshire

We are looking for a Geo-environmental Engineer with experience to join our teams in the Southeast and Midlands. Based either in Keston, Kent or Cromford, Derbyshire your work will take you out and about around the country to any number of our clients’ construction sites to work on a variety of projects associated with geo-environmental assessment, earthworks and remediation.

You will be joining a small close-knit team and will have the opportunities for career development in a direction which you will be able to control.

If you are ambitious and have a sense for business as well as technical abilities, then you could be the perfect candidate.

As an ideal candidate you will have already begun your career in this field and will be able to organise and manage site investigations on-site and be able to write reports in the office.

If you want to take that next step up, please get in touch by sending your CV to info.derbyshire@idom.com with the reference GEEAPR21 as the subject.


Job Title: Geo-environmental Engineer

Job Overview: We are a geo-environmental engineering consultancy providing environmental and engineering consultancy services to clients in the construction sector. Many of our projects involve the geo-environmental assessment of land which covers both contamination and geotechnical issues. We are involved from the inception of a development project, undertaking Phase 1 Desk Studies, through to Phase 2 Site Investigations, Remediation and Earthworks Design and on-site Supervision. The ideal candidate will have experience of some of these activities but dependent on experience, on-the-job training will be given where required with the intention of you becoming someone who can perform all of these roles with competence relatively soon.

Duties and Responsibilities: Undertaking Phase 1 Desk Studies; design, management and supervision of Phase 2 Site Investigations; Risk Assessment, Factual and Interpretive Report Writing; Contractor Site Supervision. In the first place you will be reporting to a Project Manager but it is hoped that in a short amount of time you will be managing projects yourself.

Our work is nationwide so you will be spending much of your time out and about on sites around the country. A vehicle and expenses are provided for this. 

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is likely to have a numerate degree and some knowledge and experience of the role described. You will enjoy being out and about, but will be ambitious to take on more responsibilities and to learn more of the risk assessment and report writing skills in order to develop your career.

Some of the work is likely to be lone-working on development sites, and whilst there is always someone at the end of the phone, you will also need to be able to think on your feet and adapt to changing circumstances on site.

Working Hours: The role is Full Time. Normal working hours are 37.5 hours a week, 9am to 5:30pm daily. We operate a weekly flexitime policy with core hours of 10:00am – 3:30pm each day. However, on-site you may well be working longer hours, and there will be a significant amount of travel-time outside of normal hours.

Salary: In the region of £22k – £28k depending on experience.

Probation: There will be a probationary period of three months.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Essential Requirements

  • Proven experience of geo-environmental site assessments.

  • A basic understanding and knowledge of geo-environmental land assessments.

  • A valid driving licence.

  • A willingness to work flexible and sometimes long hours

  • Standard computer literacy: word excel etc

Desirable Requirements

  • A desire to learn and progress a career in geo-environmental consultancy

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to think on your feet and adapt to changing circumstances

  • An awareness of construction site health and safety

  • A numerate degree level qualification