RSK Group plc

  • Field Technician

    Contract Type
    £dependent 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. 


    The company has a wide portfolio of clients in a number of sectors including rail, transport, water and property and due to the planned expansion of a busy geotechnical /materials testing department, we have a position for a Field Technician within the Midlands area.


    Field Technician - Midlands


    The role is predominantly site based and involves, but is not limited to:


    • Sampling of geotechnical materials within earthwork sites.
    • Undertaking MCV testing of samples.
    • Remoulded CBR preparation.
    • Plate Load testing.
    • Core density testing.
    • Groundwater / gas sampling;
    • Surface water sampling;
    • Sampling of stockpiles;
    • Sampling of excavations;
    • Hand-digging of shallow excavations;
    • Assisting and supporting the Site Supervisor as directed.
    • Assisting in the office as required by Senior Staff.

    Initially, the role will involve working alongside a senior member of staff, in order to gain the experience of performing the required duties under their own initiative.  The successful candidate must be able to communicate on daily basis with site mangers, to ensure that client needs are met.  It is essential that all test results and site activities are updated daily, and evidence of accurate record keeping in a previous role would be required.


    This is an interesting and varied role, and will allow the right candidate to expand their knowledge and experience of material testing in a growing department.  We expect the appointed member of staff to accept new challenges and further responsibilities in line with the development of the department.


    The role will involve an element of Manual Handling.


    Person specification: 

    • At least GCSE Maths and English to Grade A to E or equivalent
    • Full driving license
    • Good organisational skills
    • Good communication skills
    • Previous experience within a material testing role would be a distinct advantage 

    Salary and benefits: 

    • Salary will be dependent upon any previous experience and a company van will be provided.
    • Contributory Pension Scheme
    • A flexible benefits programme including childcare vouchers and private health care  

    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.


    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 top 10 UK environmental consultancies and ranked first for contaminated land and remediation consultancy (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.


    For more information please call Sarah Murphy on 0117 300 4295 or email


    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 Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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