JOB TITLE: Graduate/ Project Engineer/Scientist (6 month contract)
DISCIPLINE TEAM: Geology and Geotechnics
OFFICE LOCATION (S): Edinburgh
REPORTING TO: Principal
WORKING HOURS: 37.5hrs
SALARY: Negotiable plus benefits
SLR is an international environmental consultancy with almost 900 employees working from over 6 0 offices in the Europe, North America, Australasia, and Africa. Headquartered in the UK, SLR is one of a very small number of truly international speciali st environmental consultancies.
This position presents an outstanding opportunity to join a team of geotechnical engineers, geologists and contaminated land specialists within a truly multinational consultancy and offers significant potential for career development and enhancement based on performance. Along with a competitive basic salary, the successful candidate will receive a comprehensive benefits package including BUPA health cover, death-in-service cover and pension .
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The successful candidate (once suitably trained) will provide assistance to the Geology and Geotechnics group nationally in the following areas:
Organising site investigation/laboratory testing services in advance of field works.
Developing health and safety plans to cover identified work tasks.
Supervision of drilling/investigation contractors on site.
Taking and logging soil samples.
Collecting soil and groundwater samples for analysis.
Organising transport of samples to laboratory.
Working with Project Managers to ensure suitable analytical testing regimes are undertaken.
Assisting Project Managers with reporting tasks, including desk studies , data entry/assessment, borehole/trial pit log preparation, factual reporting (leading to interpretative reporting as experience grows).
Proven Academic Achievement – the role requires the candidate to have successfully completed a first degree (as a minimum) in Geotechnical Engineering , Geology , Engineering Geology or Geo-environmental engineering and preferably a second degree in an engineering subject (or closely aligned).
Previous Experience – no specific requirement for industrial experience is required, although some post grad experience would be beneficial. A desire to work in the geotechnical sector is essential .
Flexibility – whilst based in Edinburgh , the work will be UK based and we therefore require the successful candidate to travel to wherever required for periods lasting from 1 day to a week or more. A full, clean driving licence is therefore a pre-requisite for the post.
Technical Competence – following a period of training, the successful candidate will be expected to work both independently and as part of small, highly competent team whilst following strict technical and Health & Safety protocols. Within the office, the successful candidate would be expected to demonstrate a high degree of fluency with word processing and data management software.
Proven Written and Verbal Communication Skills – the successful candidate will be expected to develop their written and verbal communication skills to a level where they can actively participate in the preparation of reports and to be able to communicate effectively with field and laboratory contractors.
PERSON SPECIFICATION :
TECHNICAL SKILLS / ABILITIES / EXPERIENCE :
good report writing skills;
Data analysis and interpretation;
ability to work oversees on short term contracts
EDUCATION / QUALIFICATION / MEMBERSHIP :
Relevant first degre e ( Geology, Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering or Geo-environmental Engineering, )
Associated Masters degree ( Geotechnics, Engineering Geology or similar)
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES :
An ability to adjust to normal social circumstances including contact with colleagues, clients and contractors. Ability to work in a team and self. Reliable, conscientious and committed.
IT literacy and proficiency in MS office applications
Full driving licence
To apply for this position, please submit your CV together with current salary details to Human Resources : UKcareers@slrconsulting.com
SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. For details of our equal opportunities policy please contact a member of our HR team on the above email address.
DATE POSTED: April 2012 Monster UK - 12 months ago