RSK Group plc

  • Contracts Administrator

    Contract Type
    £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. 


    The company has a wide portfolio of clients in a number of sectors including rail, transport, water and property and we are looking to recruit Engineers at all grades to help supervise and manage site investigations across the UK.


    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.  


    Contracts Administrator – Warrington


    The purpose of the role is to provide administration support to the Geosciences team.  This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours Monday to Friday.



    • Data processing, typing of technical information into proprietary software.
    • Assist project managers with ordering and arranging equipment for site.
    • Arrange training and maintain training records.
    • Arrange servicing, repairs and arrange hire of company vehicles.
    • Oversee departmental equipment and arrange calibration and repairs.
    • Update, maintain and enforce approved supplier list.
    • Chase and collate staff timesheets.
    • Maintain holiday records.
    • Arrange and book staff hotels.
    • Assist with providing audit information
    • Maintain and update purchase order register 

    Person specification: 

    • Computer literate
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Previous experience in contracting or ground investigation works (desirable)
    • Be able to conduct business in a professional manner at all times.
    • Ability to work to deadlines & targets
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Self-motivated with a positive and friendly attitude 

    Salary and benefits: 

    • £depending on experience
    • 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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