Structural Soils, a member of RSK Group, is a 280-strong site investigation contractor with a large fleet of drilling and in-situ testing 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. Over the past year this part of the business has grown by at least 20% and secured some very exciting projects including, several HS2 contracts, nuclear power station New Build ground investigations, the Lower Thames Crossing, along with being awarded a number of Local Authority Frameworks.
High profile contracts and winning several awards at the Ground Engineering Awards over the last five years have highlighted Structural Soils development in terms of their technical, quality and reporting standards. Our increasing workload and success has resulted in an injection of investment in plant, equipment, staff training and support makes the company a very exciting proposition for those looking to develop a career within leading ground investigation company. If you are the right candidate for us we will invest in you and develop you to your full potential.
We now have a unique opportunity for a recent graduate with 1 – 2 years relevant industry experience, to enter a career in the geological sector and join Hemel Hempstead team.
Graduate Ground Engineer – Hemel Hempstead
The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with site investigation work across the UK as directed by the Project Manager or other project staff. All project work must be carried out with due diligence, adhered to by the RSK procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and time scales agreed. Good communication is required to inform/liaise with other project staff and sometimes the client periodically with updates & any issues raised. More specifically you will be:
Undertaking preliminary risk assessments (phase 1 desk studies) and intrusive ground investigations
Soil and rock logging to current geotechnical standards, including laboratory scheduling
Collating data and report writing
Managing site activities and subcontractors
Previous site work experience an advantage (including trial pitting and drilling supervision)
BSc degree level qualified in geology/civil engineering or a related environmental subject essential
MSc in a geotechnical/civil engineering or environmental discipline preferable, but not essential
Be able to log samples to BS 5930+A2 technical standards
A good knowledge of the principal soil and rock strata encountered in the UK
Familiar with and be able to interpret geological maps and published geological data
A basic understanding of water, ground and soil gas monitoring techniques
Ability to follow instruction, be self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, work well within a team environment and willing to be flexible to work nationally or internationally if the occasion arises
Excellent written and oral skills
Full, clean UK driving licence essential
Salary and benefits:
£depending on experience
Contributory Pension Scheme
A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare voucher and private health care
We encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society, we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.
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 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.
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 is an Equal Opportunities Employer