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Senior Geoenviromental Engineer

  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Building & Construction, Civil Engineering & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: car allowance

  • Contact:

    Kyle Armstrong

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    08 Nov 00:00

  • Startdate:


Senior Geoenviromental Engineer
Location: Newcastle
Salary: £40,000 plus car allowance
The Company

Their Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering team pride themselves on their exemplary track record of providing innovative and sustainable geotechnical engineering solutions focused on ensuring the best possible construction design advice that improves and protects the environment in which we live, while providing the facilities for day-to-day life. The Geotechnical Engineering team is an award-winning source of expertise and offers a pro-active and collaborative approach to skill development and professional excellence.

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Geoenvironmental Engineer to join our specialist team in Newcastle, to work on the design of some of the most exciting construction projects in the UK and worldwide. Working closely with colleagues across our multi-disciplinary practice (in particular, our Civil and Structural Engineering teams), you will provide specialist consultancy input on projects across all sectors including Education, Healthcare, Critical Systems, Industrial, Residential and Retail.
In this wide-ranging role, you will undertake detailed geoenvironmental analysis, lead site investigation and risk assessments (including Phase I and II land quality risk assessments and environmental due diligence) and undertake remediation design and verification.
You will be expected to liaise with other specialists within our multidisciplinary design team, and, you will also be required to manage junior staff, manage subcontractors and main contractors, and undertake detailed technical reviews of reports.

The Skills

  • Ideally holding chartership and with significant demonstrable relevant experience, along with a BSc degree (or equivalent) in geology, engineering geology, earth sciences, geochemistry or environmental science
  • Have extensive experience in a broad range of geoenvironmental engineering work including Phase I and Phase II assessments, remediation method statements/strategies, remediation supervision, and remediation verification
  • You have also carried out Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessment (DQRA) for Human Health and/or Controlled Waters
  • have extensive experience of scoping, conducting and interpreting site investigations for a variety of schemes including for large/tall buildings in complex urban environments.
  • To succeed in this role you will also bring proven working knowledge of BS 5930/Eurocode 7, BS10175, CIRIA 665, 552 and 733, BS8485, BRE-SD1, CIRIA C758, and WM3 and the ability to produce detailed, robust and defensible ground models and conceptual site models.
  • Experience of undertaking Tier 1 and Tier 2 qualitative and semi-quantitative contaminated land risk assessment is also essential.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a track record of a collaborative and open approach to working within a multi-faceted environment, show experience of managing staff and subcontractors, and, be able to demonstrate an eye for detail.
  • Some basic geotechnical knowledge (i.e. assessment of appropriate bearing capacity, settlement analysis, working knowledge of earthworks, etc.)  and education to MSc would be advantageous.
The Benefits

  • Car allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • 23 days holiday (with the opportunity to obtain more)
  • Competitive Salary

If you want more information, call Kyle Armstrong at Akton Recruitment on 0161 233 0034 or send your CV to