Engineering Geologist

Earth Science Partnership has an opportunity for a UK based, experienced Engineering Geologist.

We are a progressive group of engineers, geologists and applied environmental scientists who excel in understanding ground processes and providing effective solutions for a range of public and private clients.

We are a Gold Standard Four Day Week company (four days work, full five day pay), are fully agile with a mixture of home, office and field based project delivery and have a flexi-time system.

We are seeking a knowledgeable and experienced candidate with a desire to apply their skills to site investigation, engineering/environmental geology and land assessments in the UK.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out administrative tasks including desk study information requests;
  • Execution of fieldwork including walkover surveys and intrusive investigations as defined in the ESP Safe Systems of Work;
  • Accurate technical record keeping, factual and interpretive report writing;
  • Production of technical documents and correspondence;
  • Risk identification and management;
  • To occasionally attend external and internal meetings;
  • To undertake briefings to any subcontract staff as required.

The ideal candidate should be educated to MSc level in Geology, Engineering Geology, Earth Sciences or Geotechnical Engineering with some relevant experience. You should be aware of software such as HoleBase/AGS, and be up to date with the latest industry standards, e.g. EC7, BS5930 and BS10175.

You will need to be organised and self-motivated and willing to work away from home and the office. The role will involve regular individual field visits which could sometimes be at short notice and sometimes for extended periods.

Essential Experience, Competencies and Requirements

  • Have between 3 and 5 years direct or similar experience
  • Knowledge of scoping, design, implementation and supervision of investigations
  • Knowledge of analysis and reporting of investigation data (field and laboratory)
  • Knowledge of geotechnical/geoenvironmental investigations
  • Project management and liaison with clients
  • Good knowledge of standards and specifications related to geotechnical/geoenvironmental investigations;
  • Appreciation of engineering geological and geotechnical assessment techniques and reporting;
  • Effective written and oral communications skills
  • A strong team player but also able to work under own initiative as required
  • Have a proven technical ability, commercial awareness and project/people management skills
  • Commitment to meeting client requirements and producing high quality reports
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Able to prioritise workload to deliver to tight deadlines

This is a rewarding role and an excellent opportunity to join our friendly growing company that invests in and encourages staff growth.

ESP are certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 and are a full member firm of the AGS. Most staff have achieved, or are working towards, IOSH and NEBOSH. We have a contributory pension scheme, generous paid annual leave allowance, plus paid Bank Holidays and we pay for all professional membership fees (e.g. FGS/CGeol).

To apply, please email your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to

The deadline for receipt of Applications is 1st May 2024

Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: £25-35k depending upon experience/ability

Please note that we are only able to consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK. Earth Science Partnership is an Equal Opportunities Employer who embraces diversity and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, beliefs, marital status, pregnancy/maternity/paternity, colour, ethnicity, nationality, political opinion or trade union membership/duties (ESP Equality & Diversity Policy applies).