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Associate Geo-Environmental Engineer




Geo-Environmental / Geotechnical

Employment type

Full time

Contract type




Geo Associate (Lead for Southampton)

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Associate Geo-Environmental/Geotechnical lead to join our established Geo team in our Southampton office. Geo is a core discipline within Hydrock – its where we come from with both our CEO and COO having a Geo background!

In addition to your technical and BD capabilities, you will need to be keen to lead and support your colleagues both on project related aspects, as well as their career development through mentoring.   Commercial understanding and financial control will also be something that you have experience in and are looking to further develop and progress.


It is anticipated that you will have in excess of 10 years’ experience, ideally with relevant chartership and have a broad existing knowledge of the UK geo consulting industry. Demonstrable skills in work winning and business development will be a key focus for any successful candidate.

As a Geo leader, you will be responsible for managing and co-ordinating your teams assignments including (but not limited to): desk studies, ground investigations (factual and interpretative), geotechnical, human health, groundwater and gas risk assessments, and interpretative reports. 

You will act as the focal point of contact with colleagues in the Southeast region, including your regional geo colleagues in London and across the range of disciplines represented within Hydrock. You will contribute to work-winning and business development in the SE and represent Hydrock in client meetings.

This is a great opportunity to progress your career and actively help develop a team of professionals.

  • Develops a robust pipeline of opportunities with existing and prospective clients across London and the southeast.
  • Managing/improving existing and prospective client relationships.
  • Collaborate with our national internal marketing department to identify opportunities, campaigns and introduce new clients across London and the southeast.
  • Take a lead on local business development and work winning, championing our brand and relationships in the southeast of England.
  • Prepare scopes of work and fee proposals for projects of various sizes across multiple sectors.
  • Manage geo-environmental /geotechnical projects of various sizes across multiple sectors.
  • Audit and inspect our site operations from a health and safety perspective.
  • Manage geo-environmental /geotechnical teams working on projects across the region both on-site and in the office.
  • Technical review of the teams reporting outputs and deliverables such as desk study reports, ground investigation reports, DQRAs, remediation strategies and verification reports etc. or geotechnical outputs such as geotechnical design reports, earthworks specifications, verification reports etc. 
  • Manage budgets and measure profitability.
  • Support the Regional Director to develop, implement and deliver regional budgets.
  • Support the Regional Director to develop and implement strategic initiatives in the southeast of England.
  • Help to drive profitable and assist in maintaining up-to-date forecasting and input where required for Hydrock and the Division.
  • Manage and mentor staff including setting standards for work ethic with a strong focus on health and wellbeing.

The attributes we expect you to bring to the role and company

  • Over ten years relevant UK geo consulting industry work experience.
  • Demonstrable business developer, proposal writer and work winner.
  • You will be knowledgeable across multiple sectors and have existing relationships in Southampton, the southeast and home counties property and construction market.
  • Self-motivated team player, with ability to lead and support efficiency and growth.
  • Strong communication, analysis and people skills with increased multi-discipline working.
  • Integrity and credibility. People want to work with you (customers and colleagues).
  • Ideally chartered with a relevant professional body (or working towards chartership).

What's great about Hydrock, now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 

What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme 


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 


Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock, now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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