RSK Group plc

  • Project Manager (Geotechnical)

    Contract Type
    c£30,000 depending on experience
  • Overview

    Ian Farmer Associates, a member of RSK Group Ltd, is a site investigation contractor with a large fleet of drilling equipment.  It is further supported by a fully accredited UKAS laboratory and together with the Geosciences division of RSK, the company makes RSK Group one of the UK’s largest site investigation service providers.  Due to an increase in workload Ian Farmer Associates currently have an immediate need for an experienced Project Manager to oversee a wide range of ground investigation activities with regard to programming, procurement, managing resources and financial support to geologists and engineers.


    Contract Project Manager – Warrington


    This interesting position will be based from our Warrington office however travel is expected anywhere in the UK supporting contracts at our other offices. 


    Responsibilities include: 

    • Ensure tender handover is completed and contractual obligations are understood.
    • Create and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
    • Liaise with engineers and geologists to identify resources and assign responsibilities.
    • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the ground investigation project(s), including the monitoring the progress of contracts and contractual compliance..
    • Competent in require project methodology and understanding of management hierarchy.
    • Ensure project documents are completed in a timely manner, current, and appropriately stored.
    • Work closely with company staff resources and relevant external stake holders to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project(s).
    • Understand the financial requirements and P/L; meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing a contract budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances and initiating corrective actions.
    • Submit contract progress status reports to senior management and external stakeholders; reviews problems; anticipates and reacts to change.
    • Develop Health and Safety plans, along with undertaking site specific risk assessments. 

    Desired Experience


    The ideal candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a good understanding, and experience of the Health and Safety requirements within the site investigation industry and  have a strong skill set in: 

    • Active Listening, Coaching, Decision Making, Interpersonal Communication, Judgement, Management of Financial Resources, Monitoring, Persuasion, Resource Management, Time Management, Vision
    • Experience of managing a project team.
    • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Project Management, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Civil Engineering/ Geology/Geotechnical Engineering an advantage but not essential
    • Other project management qualifications would also be useful such as Prince2 and a membership of a professional body. 

    Salary and Benefits 

    • £ depending on experience
    • Contributory Pension Scheme  and Company Life Assurance
    • A flexible benefits programme including childcare vouchers and private health care
    • Regular training and development 

    The company 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 top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) 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. 


    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 to Sarah Murphy, HR Manager at  or call 0117 300 4295.


    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 plc is an Equal Opportunites Employer



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