Geotechnical Engineer

Location Leeds
Job-type Permanent
Salary £28000 - 40000 per year Car + benefits
Contact Lee Burrows
Call 07583 008 777
Reference 12093845LB2

Geotechnical Engineer (Geologist)         

Leeds. Yorkshire

£28-40K + company car + Benefits

The investment by the UK government into the rail network continues to increase and opportunities with our client come with that investment. If you are an experienced Geotechnical Engineer looking for a new and exciting opportunity in a thriving organisation with a healthy pipeline of projects and work, that is constantly winning national tenders, then this may be for you!

The Role:

The Geotechnical Engineer will play an essential role in the ECI phase of projects. Ground investigation will need to be delivered to internal and external client satisfaction levels. Works could range from the East of England to Scotland and will mainly consist of groundworks surrounding structures and improvement projects. The candidate will need to be flexible in terms of travel and working hours and will sometimes be required to lodge out. There will also be weeks where you will be working from the office based in Glasgow.

Overseeing drilling on site will be a key part of this role, collecting samples using state of the are drilling machinery.

The Geotechnical Engineer will use specialist software to schedule lab tests and create a visual representation to what type of ground is expected in each location. When results are back these must be sent to the client and other stakeholders and expertise and reports must be provided.

BS5 930 reports will be logged with discoveries made about the ground and its consistency. This work is essential and will dictate the costs required to complete a project.

The company:

One of the UK’s largest privately owned Tier 1 contractors in the Rail Industry is experiencing a period of huge growth after being awarded several key contracts in the Midlands. They also have an excellent pipeline of future projects, and as such they are growing their team. This means there is a superb opportunity to join a national business at an extremely exciting time.

They also invest heavily in the future of the business, whether it is on professional qualifications (for example Chartership) or state of the art complex machinery. Their objective is to ensure they have the best people and machinery to ensure contracts and deadlines are met to the highest possible standards.


Basic salary is subject to experience and is accompanied with generous holiday entitlement. They will also upkeep funding for any relevant required tickets and qualification and a path that can lead to becoming Chartered or up the Engineering ladder.

There will be opportunity for future and further career development for the correct candidate as the client is committed to ongoing learning and improvement of their staff to assist with maintaining high standards and winning future bids.

The right candidate will also receive a vehicle or car as transportation of equipment from site to site will be part of the role.

About you:

A Geotechnical Engineer has a background and 2 -3 years’ experience in Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Rail, Highways or Water? A minimum bachelor’s and a master’s degree in environmental, Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Geography, Earth Sciences or similar is required

You will also require a full and clean UK driving license.

Next Steps

Interviews are scheduled for the end of September. With this deadline in mind, you need to act fast not to miss this opportunity. This is a great chance to join a growing team, with contracts and projects secured for the long-term future offering job security. Apply using the apply button or send your CV to  for your chance to make a great career advance!

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

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