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Geoenvironmental Engineer

  • Location:Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Closing date:24/09/2019

Patrick Parsons have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Geoenvironmental Engineer to join our forward thinking multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. This role is based in the Newcastle office and reports to the Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer. 

The ideal candidate would have a first degree in geology, earth sciences, civil engineering or similar and preferably a higher degree in engineering geology, geotechnical engineering or similar. Experience is required in site investigation design, management and supervision including a range of investigatory techniques and in-situ sampling and testing methods as well as assisting with scheduling of geotechnical and chemical laboratory testing and report writing. An ability to log rock and soils to BS5930:1999 and BS EN 14688:2002 is essential. Experience is essential, although further training and development will be provided for bright personable candidates where knowledge or experience is lacking, as the ability to work as part of a team is the most important asset sought.

This is an opportunity to join a growing team and the right candidate will be exposed to a varied selection of projects and have to take on project responsibility.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • To work within a team, undertaking desk studies, ground investigations, data analysis, factual and interpretative report writing in support of development and infrastructure projects throughout the UK.
  • To ensure that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.
  • To coordinate field service subcontractors and fully supervise ground investigations.
  • To collect soil and groundwater samples/data during assessment and remedial action activities at sites.
  • To coordinate with laboratories to secure appropriate analysis and in a timetable consistent with project requirements.
  • To complete exploratory hole logs and engineering drawings.
  • To compile and interpret field and analytical data into accurate and comprehensive conceptual site models.
  • To learn the Patrick Parsons quality management system and ensure its effective implementation.
  • To assist project managers in developing proposals for ground investigations and remediation projects if appropriate.

Person Specification

  • First degree in Earth Science related discipline.
  • Experience in field investigation including exploratory investigation and management of subcontractors.
  • Proven technical experience commensurate to the role in either geotechnical or contamination aspects, with applied knowledge of both.
  • Experience collecting groundwater vapour samples / gas monitoring.
  • Good understanding of field sampling, soil logging and data quality assurance (QA).
  • Good understanding of contaminated land regulations and assessment.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Working knowledge of Autocad
  • Familiar with developing and implementing health and safety risk assessments.
  • Strong team player, able to listen to requirements and work well with others.
  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work.
  • Strong communication skills at all levels.
  • Excellent report writing skills is essential.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new tasks.
  • Numerate and confident.
  • Driving licence is essential and must have use of own vehicle.
  • Please note this role will require occasional work away from home.


An excellent benefits package will be offered to the successful applicant which will include;

  • Flexi Time
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Birthday off work!
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace pension
  • Training and development
  • Sponsorship of professional membership

To apply

Please send your CV and covering letter to


Patrick Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.