Engineering/Environmental Geologist

Earth Science Partnership has an opportunity for a UK based graduate Engineering/Environmental Geologist.

An MSc/MEng in a relevant subject is required.

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

We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced candidate that has relevant experience with a proven track record or desire to apply their skills in site investigation, engineering/environmental geology and land assessments in the UK. Daily responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out administrative tasks including desk study information requests;
  • Execution of fieldworks including walkover surveys and intrusive investigations as defined in the ESP Safe Systems of Work;
  • Accurate technical record keeping, factual and interpretive report writing;
  • Draft production of technical documents and correspondence;
  • Risk identification and management;
  • To occasionally attend external and internal meetings and relevant Customer/Supplier 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 a minimum of 2 years’ 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 be at short notice and for extended periods.

Personal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Strong team player;
  • 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;
  • Able to work under own initiative.

Essential Experience and Competencies

  • Knowledge of scoping, design, implementation and supervision of investigation and assessment programs;
  • Knowledge of analysis and reporting of investigation data (field and laboratory);
  • Knowledge of geotechnical/geoenvironmental investigations;
  • Knowledge/experience of management and interpretation of data from 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.

This is a challenging and rewarding role and an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, progressive and developing company that invests in and encourages staff development.

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

The deadline for receipt of Applications is 18th December 2019

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with ability and experience

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).