Geo-Environmental Consultant

Waterman Infrastructure & Environment
Location: Glasgow OR Manchester
Salary: Competitive, according to skills and experience

Do you have a keen interest in the Geo-Environmental industry and looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to get involved with delivering some of the world’s most exciting projects and join a dynamic, growing team who are at the forefront of sustainable design? If so, we want you to join our Geo-Environmental tean.

Based in either our central Glasgow office in the hustle and bustle of Nelson Mandala place! Surrounded by lots of fun eateries, bars and restaurants you will be working in a fun and vibrant location with excellent transport links.  Or in our iconic Manchester office, in a central location which is renowned to be a cultural hub full of fun activities and an excellent work life balance

Our Northern team is small and expanding.  The individuals within our team have a strong reputation for quality, technical knowledge and providing our clients with commercially focused solutions.  The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to join this highly rated professional team and be involved in real projects from day one.

As a small team we encourage and develop our staff and provide them with hands-on training with a varied workload.  The successful candidate will have the autonomy to work individually, as well as giving them the opportunity to make a valued contribution to the team. Reporting to your Line Manager, you will support them in delivering projects effectively to agreed deadlines, whilst maintaining technical performance standards.

The role will primarily be based in either the Manchester or Glasgow office, however there may be a requirement to work nationally providing general support to our wider Geo-Environmental team.

Although we’re happy to consider applicants with more or less experience, you’ll ideally have qualifications, experience or skills in the following areas:

  • Completing fieldwork (rain or shine!) including site inspections (desk study walkovers), supervision of ground investigation works, groundwater and ground gas monitoring, monitoring remediation works;
  • Undertaking design, management, supervision and reporting of geo-environmental assignments including (but not limited to): desk studies, ground investigations (factual and interpretative), human health, groundwater and gas risk assessments and preparation of Remediation Method Statements;
  • Supporting the Project Manager and team to ensure projects are delivered effectively on budget and on time;
  • Appointment and management of sub-contractors in undertaking site works;
  • Review Ground Investigation Factual Data including geological logs and laboratory data:
  • Negotiate and liaise with relevant regulatory authorities (NHBC, EA, LA etc.) as necessary;
  • Assisting the Project Manager with project finances and invoicing;
  • Ensure that technical performance standards are maintained on projects you are involved in;
  • Support the development and provision of technical work in your areas of expertise; and,
  • Always adhere to Health and Safety requirements.

We are seeking an individual who aspires to help shape the future of Waterman.  This role will allow you to put into practice your ability to be creative, motivate a team and impress clients.  You already have a proven track record for delivering high quality designs but are at a stage in your career where you are ready to play a greater role, by managing more complex projects, interfacing with clients and getting involved in business development.

The candidates we are seeking should ideally be:

  • Suitably qualified, ideally with a BSc, BEng, or higher technical qualification in a relevant subject (environmental science, geology, civil engineering, etc.) and will be working towards Chartered Scientist/Geologist/Engineer status;
  • You will also have at least two to three years* of relevant experience, ideally gained in ground investigation, interpretation and reporting;
  • Have a good level of understanding of contaminated land risk assessment including development of the conceptual site model;
  • Have a basic level of understanding of geotechnical testing;
  • Have a basic level of understanding of writing ground conditions chapters for Environmental Statements as part of an Environmental Impact Assessment;
  • A good working knowledge of appropriate British Standards, Eurocodes, Industry Guidance and NHBC Standards

This is an exciting time for Waterman as we continue to support the delivery of a net zero built environment, whilst our own journey to net zero also gathers pace. Our innovative and collaborative culture means that you’ll get to work with experts from across our business to develop your ideas, and you’ll have the chance to put all the latest sustainable design techniques in to practice.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re passionate about Geo-Environmental work , are excited about taking the next step in your career and want to help shape the future of both our company and the built environment.

Joining our team will give you:  

  • Competitive salary and benefits package with annual salary reviews
  • 26 days holiday per year, rising to 31 days with loyalty days, plus bank holidays
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Fantastic training and development culture
  • Access to mentoring support from industry experts
  • Opportunity to play a key role in exciting and varied projects
  • ICE Training Agreement
  • Opportunity to be client facing and the chance to get involved with business development and marketing activities
  • Fast-tracked career progression for the right candidates

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’d be a great fit for our team to, or complete and submit the form below. All applications will be treated in confidence. Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

About Waterman Group:

Waterman Group is a multidisciplinary consultancy providing private and public sector clients with sustainable solutions to meet the planning, engineering design and project delivery needs of the property, infrastructure, environment and energy markets.


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