Geo Environmental Consultant (ENVGeoEnConsNot)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East Midlands -- Nottinghamshire -- Nottingham

Job Type

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Closing date
30 Jun 2021 23:59

Service line
Ground Solutions

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for an aspiring experienced Geo-Environmental Graduate or Consultant to join our Ground Solutions Team at either our Nottingham, Birmingham, or Manchester office. 

The role will be a combination of site-based and office-based tasks and will comprise working as a Geo-Environmental Graduate or Consultant (dependant on experience) within the Service on a range of interesting and often complex schemes.  You will be responsible for undertaking allocated tasks in relation to Phase I and Phase II ground investigations and assessment, and/or remediation activities, including (office and site-based) coordination and communication with BWB colleagues and sub-contractors. Site work will include supervision of ground investigations, logging of exploratory holes and ground conditions, keeping good quality site/daily records. Office-based work will include compiling and reviewing desk-study information, scheduling of laboratory testing, data compilation, processing, analytics, and reviewing, geo-environmental assessment and reporting, and possibly design depending on qualifications, experience, and ability.

You will be given the responsibility for managing tasks and elements of large complex projects as well as small specialist ones.  You will oversee site work and construction ground-work operations. You will be highly organised and technically competent, 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. We continuously strive to create a working environment that encourages and enables our talented and ambitious people to develop creative and innovative solutions to complex challenges, something for which BWB has become renowned. 

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 geo-environmental related discipline such as geology, geography and geology, engineering geology, or environmental science, and will probably have between two- and five-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:

  • Autonomous in the delivery of ground investigations including management and supervision, including soil logging, sampling and in situ testing.  Technical knowledge, some experience and demonstrable capability for, geotechnical and/or geo-environmental assessment/design, including experience, soil and rock logging, soil and groundwater sampling and in-situ testing.
  • Ideally, experience of supervising and validating earthworks, ground improvement and/or remediation projects.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience with the MS Office suite of programs and ideally some knowledge in compiling exploratory hole records and data manipulation within Holebase.  Experience of use with QGIS and/or surfer and curiosity with digital solutions is also beneficial.
  • 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 communications and building relationships 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

As an Employer of Choice, accredited by Best Companies and Investors in People Platinum Standard, we are passionate about ensuring that BWB remains a great place to work.

We are genuinely committed to our people becoming the best they can be and provide award winning learning and development opportunities that enable them to achieve valuable professional and personal fulfilment.

We are now the Consultant of Choice for a growing portfolio of major Clients. We are exceptionally proud of the significant impact that our expertise has had in shaping the built and natural environment over the past 25 years. We are equally proud of our established and hard-earned reputation for pragmatic, value-driven, and technically strong consultancy services.

We continually strive to develop and maintain good relationships, not only with our Clients, but also with the numerous stakeholders involved in the planning, design, procurement, and construction of development projects.

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 in which you live; the communities with which you engage; 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 will 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.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity

Contact information


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