RSK Group plc

  • Geo-environmental or Geotechnical Engineer (All Levels)

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  • Overview

    The Geosciences team within RSK Group is one of the UK’s largest geotechnical and contaminated land consultancies with ambitious plans for growth in the future. The Geosciences team provides consultancy and design services to a range of external clients including engineers, house-builders, oil companies and local authorities. Our current workload includes major infrastructure projects, housing developments, landfills and commercial warehouses.


    RSK is currently recruiting for Geo-environmental or Geotechnical Engineers to join our well-established and experienced Geosciences consultancy team in our Kent office. RSK prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and allowing employees to reach their full potential.


    Geo-environmental or Geotechnical Engineers – Tonbridge, Kent (All levels)


    The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the geo-environmental or geotechnical elements of projects in the southeast of England (but could be in other areas of the UK) as directed by the Team Leader or other project staff. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with other project staff and the client with updates and any issues raised. More specifically you will be:


    • Managing a variety of geo-environmental and geotechnical projects for both external clients and for other teams within RSK;
    • Providing technical support at all stages of assigned projects and controlling project costs;
    • Overseeing ground investigations;
    • Contract administration and preparation of specifications;
    • Soil and rock logging to current geotechnical standards, including laboratory scheduling;
    • Geotechnical and contamination interpretation;
    • Preparing and checking technical notes, drawings and reports (depending on experience);
    • Prepare proposals and tenders and contribute to business development activity (depending on experience);
    • Travel to other offices and sites within the UK (as needed).  

    In addition you will:


    • Mentor and support new team members as appropriate, providing guardianship and imparting your knowledge and expertise to less experience employees;
    • Establish and develop strong working relationships with new and existing clients, which is integral to the growth of the Geosciences department in Hemel Hempstead and the wider business;
    • Provide technical leadership in the day to day delivery of projects.  

    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


    • BEng or BSc or equivalent in Geology, Geotechnics, Environmental Science or similar;
    • Typically a further degree in Soil/Rock Mechanics, Engineering Geology, Geotechnics or equivalent would be desirable
    • Chartered Engineer/Geologist with a relevant professional body or working towards Chartered status with a relevant institution (e.g. CGeol, CEng, RoGEP);
    • Typically requires at least 1-10 years specific relevant experience;
    • A thorough understanding of geology, ground investigation works, engineering geology and geotechnical engineering;
    • Significant and demonstrable experience of geotechnical inspections, studies, design and reporting, preferably on residential developments;
    • Able to complete factual and interpretative assessments;
    • Able to deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy;
    • Able to write proposals that are both technically sound and commercially accurate;
    • Provide strong technical leadership and mentoring skills to junior staff;
    • Strong track record in managing time and resources effectively and within budget. 

    Salary and benefits 


    • £ commensurate with experience;
    • Contributory Pension Scheme;
    • Free life assurance cover;
    • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care;
    • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and, as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society or Institute of Civil Engineers, we are committed to supporting candidates along the pathway to Chartership.

     All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter. If you have any further questions about this role, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Murphy, HR Manager, on 0117 3004 295 or


    RSK has a wide portfolio of clients in a number of sectors including rail, transport, water and property. In addition, we are particularly proud of the work that we have undertaken in the nuclear sector, where over the last 5 years we have been involved with the preliminary and main/intermediate phase site investigations at Hinckley Point and Wylfa on Anglesey.  This culminated in winning two prestigious awards at the 2017 Ground Engineering Awards:  Ground Investigation Project with a Geotechnical Value of over £500k and the Health and Safety Award.


    RSK prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies and ranked first for contaminated land and remediation consultancy (Environmental Analyst, December 2016), 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. 


    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. In the rail sector, 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.


    RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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