Geotechnical Engineer
WYG Group Ltd - Leeds

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A Geotechnical Engineer is required to join the Geoenvironmental Capability to be based in Leeds. The successful individual will form part of a busy team in a vibrant office with plenty of scope to develop their career. Working across the Geotechnical Design, Site Investigation, and Geoenvironmental teams, this will be a varied role with scope for progression and experience across a wide client base.

They will be expected to be fully involved in all aspects of allocated projects, from the initial pricing and proposals, resource allocation and management through to reporting, design and sign off.

The role is client facing, and as such an amount of business development will make up the working week.

Duties will include the following:
Scoping of geotechnical and environmental investigations

Project Management and Site Supervision

Communicate effectively with clients and contactors

Lab test scheduling and interpretation

Compile factual and interpretative reports

Geotechnical assessment / design

Compile earthworks specifications

Financial control of projects and fee estimation

Business Development


Responsible for maintaining computer / office / project records

Acts as a point of contact for the department / project

Conducts site visits / surveys

Delivers specific project work




Team Working

Personal Effectiveness

Planning and Problem Solving

Commercial and Customer Focus

Knowledge Management


Financial Acumen


A relevant amount of experience of Site Investigation and ideally be working towards Chartered status and experienced in the following areas:

A degree in BSc (Hons) in Engineering Geology, BEng / MEng Civil Engineering or a relevant environmental discipline are required

Desk studies

Intrusive Investigation Techniques

Logging soils and rocks to BS5930

SI design and management in the UK

Geotechnical Design

Contaminated Land/Brownfield investigations and remediation experience preferably

Interpretative reporting

Monitoring and sampling protocols

Use or knowledge of Holebase III and Digital AGS data Production

Scheduling and testing to BS1377

Design Risk Assessment