Geotechnical Engineer

Location Wakefield
Job-type Permanent
Salary £28000 - 40000 per year
Contact Nicole Keeling
Call 07894 235 609
Reference 75375423NK

Geotechnical Engineer


£28,000 - £40,000 DOE

A main contractor who are renowned for significant investment into their employees, have an exceptional opportunity for an engineer who specialises in Geotechnical works to join their business and work on a series of rail frameworks across the LNE region. This role is positioned uniquely in the market for somebody from any civil engineering discipline involving Geotechnical works. Whether you have worked on Highways projects, Water, Environmental etc…you can be confident that your Geotechnical skills will enable you to break into a new industry and receive all relevant training! A commonly known tough thing to do!

With an aim to create an exciting place to work whilst executing the job well, you can guarantee you’ll be joining an award-winning company which will provide you with a fulfilling career and a successful future. This company have seen tremendous growth over the last few years, becoming one of the most recognisable contractors in the rail industry. Having earnt a status as a contractor who deliver work with the utmost speed and quality, their clients have also given them extra work ensuring the employees will be promised a busy career.

The Opportunity

This is a chance for a Geologist/Geotechnical Engineer to join a successful team and play a key part in the ECI phase of Structures and Enhancements projects. No matter your level of experience, whether you’re a Graduate or a Senior engineer, you will be joining a division which will put you straight on a ladder of progression up to Principal engineer and beyond!

You can expect to see yourself working between both office and site, ensuring Ground Investigation packages are carried out efficiently on rail projects across the company’s Eastern region. Due to the nature of the rail industry, it is essential that you’ll be flexible to travel and lodge on occasion and work a mixture of nights, days, and weekends.

What is expected of me as Geotechnical Engineer?

  • You will oversee Drilling works across sites, operated by specialist drillers who will collect soil and ground samples.
  • You will schedule lab testing and use specialist software to complete visual analysis on what types of ground are based where. Then once results are back from the lab, you will use your expertise to provide a specification report to send to the client or stakeholder.
  • You will log BS5 930 reports (i.e., 25% soil, 30% chalk etc)

The Company

As one of the UK’s fastest growing private contractors, you can be assured to be joining a company saturated with success. Winning contractual awards and industry awards year upon year, the turnover in the business is ever increasing and thanking their employees with exceptional career opportunities and rewards is one of the ways they epitomize their values.

With divisions in both Rail and Construction, the company’s workload stretches across the UK and includes huge schemes for Network rail as well as an extensive portfolio of large civil engineering projects so you can be assured that you’ll always have a busy workload to get your teeth gripped into.


For this position, the company is offering a basic salary £28,000 to £40,000 per annum (dependant on experience and job role), the choice of a company car, van or car allowance (dependant on level), fantastic overtime rates, 26 days holiday + bank holidays with two optional charity days and the option to buy more holidays, funding and support with professional memberships, 4.5% matched pension rising to 7.5%, Life assurance and an Agile working policy.

On top of this generous package, if you are from outside the rail industry you can expect to join and receive full and substantial training where required.  You will also find yourself situated in a fantastic position to progress your career with a company that truly take extra care with their employees and have a proven track record of rewarding people.

About You

It is essential that you have a significant background in Geotechnical works, this could either be in the Rail industry, Highways, Oil and Gas, Water, or Generalist Environmental engineering. You can be any grade of engineer if you can show a proven track record working on GI works of projects within a contractor environment.

You must be flexible with hours and travel as you will be required to works some nights and weekends on the occasion, as well as lodging away on sites when they’re too far to commute.

You will be technically qualified with a degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental, Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Geography, Earth Sciences etc.

You can either apply directly or email your CV to Following your application shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview.

Ganymede is committed to creating a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation