30+ days ago


The Geosciences team within RSK Group is one of the UK’s largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies with ambitious plans for growth. In addition, it can call on further related resources through ownership of Structural Soils Ltd, Ian Farmer Associates, Central Alliance and CJ Associates to provide market leading site investigation and drilling contracting company.

RSK is currently recruiting for Geotechnical Engineers/Engineering Geologists to join our well-established and experienced geotechnical consultancy team in our Hemel Hempstead office. We are specifically looking for candidates that have a minimum of at least two to three year’s relevant experience in the planning and supervision of ground investigations.

The geotechnical consultancy team provides consultancy and design services to the rest of the RSK Group, as well as servicing a range of external clients. Our current workload includes anything from major infrastructure projects for downstream oil and gas clients to housing developments for UK national house builders.

Geotechnical Engineer/Engineering Geologist

The successful candidates will be responsible for assisting with geotechnical projects across the UK as directed by the Team Leader or other project staff. All Project work must be carried out with due diligence, adhered to by the RSK procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and time scales agreed. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with other project staff and sometimes the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. More specifically you will be:

  • Undertaking desk studies
  • Overseeing ground investigations and subcontractors
  • Earthworks supervision
  • soil and rock logging to current geotechnical standards and laboratory scheduling
  • Collating data and writing factual and interpretative geotechnical reports
  • Prepare earthworks documentation in accordance with DMRB HD 22/08 ‘Managing Geotechnical Risk’
  • Exposure to geotechnical analysis and design of slopes, earthworks, foundations, basements, retaining structures and ground movement assessments
  • Travel to other offices and sites within the UK and to occasionally undertake assignments overseas for periods of up to 2 months

This particular role is an excellent opportunity to work with a wide range of public and private sector clients on some key and major projects offering the opportunity for you to gain broad consultancy experience at an early stage of your career. The role will involve a mix of site-based supervision of geotechnical investigations and / or earthworks supervision but will also include some office-based time for analysis and reporting elements of projects. (Office based time may be remote / home based in line with government guidance during the Covid-19 pandemic).

Person Specification

  • A degree in engineering geology, geology, civil engineering or a related discipline
  • A second degree in geotechnical engineering would be advantageous
  • Aspiration to obtain Chartered status with a relevant institution (eg CGeol/CEng) and membership of the Geological Society of London or be working towards corporate membership of another appropriate professional institution (eg ICE)
  • Proven post-graduate professional experience
  • A thorough understanding of geology, site investigation works and ground engineering
  • Good report writing skills
  • Computer literate. Good level of using MS-Words and Excel
  • Experience in GI specification and contract documentation and site supervision

Salary and benefits

  • £commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free life assurance cover
  • 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.

If you have any further questions about this role, please do not hesitate to contact Kate Hart, HR Business Partner, on 07793 365859 or at

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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