Geo-Environmental Technician

Job Reference No. 6873
Permanent / Temporary Permanent
Salary / Rate of Pay £20,000
Location Hampshire
Sector

Industrial

 

Days / Hours Monday to Friday / Around 40 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION

Geo-Environmental Technician

Location – Alton, Hampshire (field based)

Do you love the outdoors and want a job that satisfies this passion? We are looking for an enthusiastic, cheerful, trustworthy and reliable technician to provide critical/fundamental support to our team of engineers. You’d have high standards and show an eagerness to learn and be described as mature, courteous and a relaxed team player. From the outset you will be thrown in at the deep end, supervising drilling works, obtaining/collecting samples, logging soils, validation visits, ground-gas and groundwater monitoring; to name a few. Please don’t worry though; you will be given the appropriate training. You will develop into an integral part of the family, with the potential to obtain industry recognised qualifications. As you grow with the Company you will be in charge of training and mentoring future technicians. You will also have the opportunity to manage your own workload and take full ownership of particular tasks within the Company.

The Company

Established in 2009, Our client are highly skilled, independent, specialist geotechnical engineers, geo-environmental consultants and site investigation contractors with experience and resources necessary to manage geo-environmental projects from conception through to completion and provide geotechnical analysis and design services for all ground engineering problems. They are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive and sustainable solutions to all their engineering and environmental needs.

The Role

The role is for an engineering technician, which would involve mostly of site-based work. This could include (after appropriate training) the setting up and overseeing drillers, on-site logging of soil samples to BS5930/Eurocode 7, ground-gas and groundwater monitoring, sample collections, site visits for remediation/validation purposes). Head office-based work will mainly include logging of soils samples, upkeeping and organising the sample store, basic maintenance/cleaning of all site tools and kit, loading/unloading of site vehicles in preparation for their next use and generally assisting the engineering team as required. All in-house and external training with soil logging and Health and Safety (CSCS, Asbestos awareness) will be provided where necessary.

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications:

➢ Educated to GSCE level;

➢ A-Levels or equivalent would be advantageous but not essential;

➢ Previous experience within the construction industry would be advantageous but not essential;

➢ Familiar with geotechnical/geo-environmental aspects of site investigation would be advantageous but not essential;

➢ Full thorough training provided

Key Responsibilities:

➢ Carry out site work, e.g. hand trial pitting, soil logging of trial pits and boreholes to BS5930/Eurocode 7, groundwater/ground-gas monitoring, sample collections, appropriate sampling and scheduling of testing of soil/water samples;

➢ Assisting the Engineering team on-site and within the office, e.g. soil logging of boreholes BS5930/Eurocode 7, upkeeping and organising the sample store, basic maintenance/cleaning of all site tools and kit, regular checks and upkeep of fleet vehicles, loading/unloading of site vehicles in preparation for their next use and generally assisting the engineering team as required;

➢ Phase 3 remediation strategies and validation work, including on-site supervision of remediation and carrying out on-site verification of remediation.

Key Requirements:

Core Skills:

➢ Reliable, committed team player and takes responsibility;

➢ Flexible, proactive and self motivated with the ability to be self-directed when needed;

➢ A problem-solver;

➢ Accuracy, attention to detail and follow-through;

Role Competencies:

➢ A strong work ethic is essential;

➢ Adaptable and capable of managing own workload;

➢ Able to work to timescales;

➢ Doesn’t mind working outside in all weathers.

Benefits

• Able to continually learn and develop from a very experienced, professional team;

• 23 days holiday plus English bank holidays;

• Use of company vehicles to get to sites;

• Pension scheme;

• Autonomy to do your job and deliver results;

• Small company with excellent growth prospects;

• Casual dress policy;

• Paid leave (2 days) on top of your annual entitlement to help in our local community through charity work;

• Free parking;

• Free fruit for the office;

• Company social events throughout the year;

• As much tea and coffee as you can drink.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to £20,000.00 per year

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