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30+ days ago

Description

The Geosciences division within RSK Group plc, is one of the UK’s largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies.

The company now has an exciting opportunity for a Geo-environmental Consultant to join the growing team in Derby. Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of development projects.

Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people. Working for RSK is an opportunity to evolve as a professional, to innovate and to make a difference. We have developed a strong philosophy of collaborative working within alliances and other project teams, together with implementing innovative systems and techniques to drive environmental excellence and wider project efficiency.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

Geo-environmental Consultant- Derby

A Geo-Environmental Consultant responsible for site investigations for both geotechnical and environmental content, seeing the project through from commencement to completion. All project work to be carried out adhering to RSK Group procedures and completed within budget and timescale. Good communication skills needed plus financial management experience. The candidate must work well within a team environment and be self-motivated.

The successful candidate will be predominantly responsible for assisting with projects in the East Midlands (but could be in other areas of the UK). More specifically you will be:

  • Running and/or supportingPhase I & II geo-environmental ground investigations for all scales of projects and types of site with senior support as necessary
  • Undertaking site works using a variety of intrusive investigation methods;
  • Soil logging to current UK standards, including laboratory scheduling;
  • Undertaking ground gas, vapour and groundwater monitoring;
  • Writing factual and interpretative reports including quantitative risk assessment;
  • Supervising remediation and earthworks projects (training provided);
  • Liaising with clients, regulators and internal specialists (as necessary).

These particular roles would be suitable for applicants who are looking develop their career to the next stage. Critically you will understand the importance of building strong working relationships by delivering a successful service on time and within budget.

Person Specification

  • BSc or equivalent in Geology, Environmental Science or similar;
  • MSc desirable but not essential;
  • Working towards Chartered status with a relevant institution;
  • Typically requires at least 2-5 years specific relevant experience;
  • An understanding of geology, ground investigation works, contaminated land, geotechnics;
  • Basic knowledge of planning legislation;
  • Able to complete factual and interpretative assessments to a basic level;
  • Able to deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy;
  • Track record in managing time and resources effectively and within budget.

Salary and benefits

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Training by senior team members to enable technical and managerial progression
  • Significant support and encouragement to enable career progression
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays

We encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.

For more information please call Kate Hart, HR Business Partner on 07793 365859 or email

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We operate an open, welcoming and relaxed management culture that nurtures the continuous improvement and innovation of our workplace and employees. Our positive management culture has enabled us to achieve a staff turnover rate that remains consistently below the industry average.

Adopting a proactive growth strategy enables us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all. As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor will work besides you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We further encourage Continuous Professional Development by opening opportunities for a promotional fast track, providing staff with a rewarding and challenging career and promoting employees to reach their full potential.

RSK recognises the importance employee retention has on establishing a successful organisation. With this knowledge in mind, we intend for all employees to maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects. RSK also prides itself on supporting the health and wellbeing of our employees.

Listed as being one ofthe top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst)and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join RSK.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer