Senior Geo Environmental Consultant Fixed Term (E12)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- West Midlands -- Birmingham

Job Type

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Closing date
31 May 2021 23:59

Service line
Ground Solutions

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a contract Geo-Environmental Consultant or Senior Consultant for an indicative period of six months on a fixed term contract (with the potential to extend this subject to workload and performance) to support our Ground Solutions Team located across our offices at Nottingham, Birmingham and Manchester

The role will be predominantly site-based, with a proportion of office-based work (data compilation/assessment, and reporting) and will involve working as a Geo-Environmental Consultant or Senior Consultant (dependant on experience) within the Service, responsible for managing and overseeing (on site) ground investigations, earthworks and/or remediation activities, including coordination and communication with BWB colleagues (office or site based) and sub-contractors, logging of exploratory holes and ground conditions, keeping good quality site/daily records, scheduling of laboratory testing, data compilation, processing/review assessment and reporting.

You will be given the responsibility for managing aspects of large complex projects as well as small specialist ones.  You will oversee site work and construction ground-work operations (earthworks, ground improvement and/or remediation activities) will be highly organised and technically independent, providing clear and regular communications with colleagues, Clients, and sub-contractors.  The role will be focused on servicing both internal and external clients.

The ideal candidate will be willing to accept the challenges for what they are and thrive within a growing and diverse engineering environment.

About the team

BWB is a leading Engineering and Environmental Consultancy. We have an established reputation for delivering high quality environmental and engineering consultancy services to corporate, industrial, development and financial clients across a variety of sectors. 

The Ground Solutions team is part of the Environment Group which comprises highly qualified individuals with extensive experience in the Geotechnics, Contaminated Land, Ecology, Flood Risk, Heritage, Air Quality and Acoustic disciplines.  The Environment Group works either as part of multi-disciplinary BWB project teams or independently for a range of key clients.  We provide timely and cost-effective ground consultancy services to the development and property sector on projects of any type or size. 

About you

The ideal candidate will have a degree in a geotechnical/geo-environmental related discipline such as civil/geotechnical engineering, geology, engineering geology, or environmental science, and will probably have between 3 and 10 years’ experience with a geo-environmental consultancy and/or ground investigation specialist. Ideally, they will be progressing towards chartership with a relevant professional institution.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate good experience and working knowledge of the following skills/abilities/areas of work:

  • Technical knowledge, experience and demonstrable capability as required for ground investigations, earthworks’ supervision and/or delivery of contaminated land projects, including experience of managing and supervising ground investigations, soil and rock logging, soil and groundwater sampling and in-situ testing.
  • Experience of supervising and validating earthworks, ground improvement and/or remediation projects.
  • Competency with the MS Office suite of programs and ideally experience in compiling exploratory hole records and data manipulation with Holebase are vital.
  • Excellent communicator, both written and oral, with the ability to adapt communication style to suit different circumstances.
  • Proactive approach with drive, positivity and enthusiasm and a strong desire to succeed.
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and manage resources to ensure efficient delivery of projects.
  • Ability to deliver work and tasks on time and within budget with a strong focus on client care is essential, as is a willingness to travel. A full driving license is essential.
  • A basic understanding of geotechnical and geo-environmental aspects of the working environment and developing awareness of how such risks and liabilities can impact upon land ownership and development would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work within a team on multi-disciplinary schemes.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.

Contact information


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