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Senior/ Principal Geo-Environmental Consultant, Newcastle




Geo-Environmental / Geotechnical

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Full time

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Senior or Principal Geo-Environmental Consultant 

Exciting opportunity for a Senior or Principal Geo-Environmental Consultantto join our team in our growing Newcastle office, as part of our successful national Geo Division.

As an experienced Senior or Principal Geo-Environmental Consultant, you will be responsible for the design, implementation and management of geo-environmental assignments including (but not limited to): desk studies, ground investigations (factual and interpretative), human health, groundwater and gas risk assessments, coal mining risk assessments, preparation of remediation method statements and validation of remedial works. You will also help support the wider team working with junior colleagues to mentor and develop their professional understanding. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to support the production of fee proposals and business development.

Your role will include working in a day-to-day management role as part of integrated project teams of specialists. You will be required to review factual report information, undertake project management duties including client liaison and financial aspects such as invoicing as well as both preparing and checking RAMS.

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

  • BSc, BEng or higher qualification in a relevant subject (environmental science, geology, engineering) and a Chartered Environmentalist/Geologist/Engineer (or working towards).
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in a geo-environmental consultancy role.
  • Background in a broad range of engineering geology and geo-environmental engineering work including Desk Studies, Coal Mining and Non-Coal Mining Risk Assessments, Ground Investigations, Remediation Method Statements/Strategies, Remediation Supervision, and ideally a founding knowledge of Waste Classification.
  • Background in undertaking Tier 1 and Tier 2 qualitative contaminated land risk assessments. 
  • Some basic geotechnical knowledge (i.e. assessment of appropriate bearing capacity, settlement analysis, working knowledge of earthworks, etc.) would be advantageous.
  • Proven working knowledge of relevant standards including BS 5930, BS10175, CIRIA 552, 665, 733 & 758, BS8485, BRE-SD1, LCRM and WM3.
  • Ability to soil and ideally core log in accordance with BS5930:2015+A1:2020.
  • Background in scoping, conducting and interpreting ground investigations for a wide variety of schemes, including liaising with sub-contractors and clients assisting in the delivery of projects.
  • Good understanding of Health and Safety requirements for Ground Investigations.
  • Demonstrable skills in writing accurate, concise, clear and well-constructed technical reports, reviewing the work of others, assessing the technical approach and determining compliance with relevant guidance and the client’s requirements.
  • 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.
  • Believes in our ethos.

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, accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too! 
  • Flexible office start times and an earlier finish on Friday (1hr earlier!)  
  • 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  
  • 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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