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Graduate Geo-Environmental Consultant - Northampton




Geo-Environmental / Geotechnical

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Full time

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 Geo-Environmental Consultant

An exciting opportunity has emerged for a geotechnical / geo-environmental Consultant to join our highly successful team based in our Northampton office.  

Geotechnical and geo-environmental consulting is one of our core disciplines at Hydrock. It is where we came from (both the CEO and MD have a ‘Geo background’) and it accounts for a wealth of our business today by seeding other disciplines.  

The Team: We are a close-knit team that works collectively towards challenges. We value the input of all members of the team and encourage everyone to bring ideas to the table. The Hydrock Northampton team consists of a Geo-focused team comprising a mix of engineering geologists, and geo-environmental and geotechnical specialists.  We undertake projects across the Midlands region independently, and in collaboration with our colleagues in Birmingham, which is a multi-disciplinary office offering Geo services as well as Civil & Structures, transport planning, MEP, Fire Risk and acoustics. 

Local Projects

We have a diverse portfolio of work, typically delivered alongside a number of our other consultancy services. Recent projects delivered from the Northampton team include Northampton Gateway (a rail freight interchange) with input from ground investigation to geotechnical design and earthworks supervision; commercial/ industrial developments at Lutterworth, Thrapston, Rothwell and Biggleswade, along with residential developments at Bedford, Stamford and Morton, as well as Ministry of Justice work in Leicester. 

Your role:

In brief, the work includes the delivery of geo-environmental / geotechnical services including, but not limited to: design and management of site investigations (including on-site supervision, logging and sampling); factual and interpretative report writing and qualitative and quantitative risk assessment.

The role includes working as part of integrated project teams of geo-environmental and geotechnical specialists, and an understanding of related disciplines (civils, structural, transport, air quality, acoustics and flood risk), will be beneficial.

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

  • A BSc, BEng or higher qualification in a relevant subject (geology, civil engineering, environmental science etc).
  • 1-2 years of experience in a geo-environmental consultancy role.
  • Experience working for a Contractor and/or geotechnical experience would also be highly desirable.
  • Good working knowledge of relevant and up to date British Standards (eg BS EN 5930), Industry Guidance (eg EA LC:RM) and NHBC Standards.
  • Supervision, reporting and management of geo-environmental assignments.
  • Monitoring of gas and groundwater levels and groundwater sampling.
  • Liaison with sub-contractors and clients assisting in the delivery of projects.
  • Technical report writing (including Desk Studies and Ground Investigation Reports).
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements for ground investigations.
  • Self-motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A proactive and independent thinker with an enthusiastic approach to work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Full UK Driving Licence.

What's great about Hydrock 'in a nutshell'

We are a British-owned integrated 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.  

Our welcoming and friendly culture is something we are proud of and has gained us recognition with 9 years in the Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Check out some of our incredible projects which have been awarded: 2022 Net Zero Award for Bay Technology Centre, Integration and Collaborative Working Award for YGG Tan-y-Lan primary school, The Deaf Academy awarded for its Universal Design at the 2022 Civic Trust Awards and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living making a double win at the Bristol Property Awards!  To top off, here’s our 2022 wrap up video!  

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 early finish on Fridays (4pm!)  
  • An opportunity to give back: ’Day off for good causes‘ (on a workday)  
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme  
  • Our biggest event of the year: Annual Challenge Day!   


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.   

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