Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental Engineer

Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineer
Sheffield - S11
Experience: 3 years +

The Role: We are looking for an experienced Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineer who would like to join an established team to work on a variety of projects.

The team of fourteen Geotechnical and Geo-environmental professionals has a wide range of experience, from fresh graduates to 40 years in the industry, and is led by a Director and two Associates who adopt a hands-on approach. The team prides itself on being friendly, supportive and promoting a learning environment to progress all of its members, which provides excellent internal career progression. Finally, the team prides itself on the ability to work together to deliver timely and effective consultancy services to a wide range of different clients within the construction industry and are looking for a similar enthusiastic individual to join them. 

Competitive Salary and Benefits: We review our salaries twice a year and apply a personal approach to rewarding staff based on merit. We offer a contributory pension scheme and life insurance alongside a generous holiday allowance of up to 26 days. We also offer a discounted health cash plan which can assist with a number of every day medical costs e.g. dental and optical.

Academic Requirements: We are looking for our ideal candidate to have a strong Degree or Masters in Geology, Geography or Civil Engineering and be working towards chartership with the Geological Society, Institution of Civil Engineers, or similar.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Visiting sites to carry out trial pitting, soakaway testing, supervising borehole investigations, verification of capping etc.
  • Supervision of construction works which may include inspecting foundations, drilling and grouting of mine workings, earthworks or remediation of contaminated sites.
  • Preparing Phase 1 and 2 geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation reports.
  • Preparing coal mining risk assessments, earthworks strategies, verification reports etc.
  • Liaising with clients, regulators, site staff and other staff within the company.
  • Advising on geotechnical parameters for foundation design, slope stability etc.
  • Carrying out detailed quantitative risk assessments.

A full driving licence is essential. The candidate must have a car for work purposes to which appropriate mileage will be paid to accommodate maintenance costs.

Our Wider Team: Established in 1972 and with historic links to the University of Sheffield, Eastwood & Partners employ some of the best talent within the civil engineering industry, and because of this our working environment is different. Client projects are managed by our eight Directors who carefully select a team with the right skills and expertise to deliver the best possible solution.

We encourage an open plan, open door office culture exposing staff to a variety of projects and offering an engaging and rewarding working environment. We are client focused, reactive and work hard at Eastwood & Partners. We work as a team, talk to one another, discuss ideas and most importantly deliver creative solutions for our established client base.

Employing around 80 staff across two offices, we have a low voluntary turnover rate (8% in 2016) and our average length of service is over 10 years. We are proud of the fact that when people join our organisation, they don’t tend to leave.

Our Projects: We work on a variety of projects ranging from Commercial and Retail, High Rise and Low Rise Housing Developments and Public Buildings. Some of our most recent projects have been with the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Tata Steel, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, alongside many of the major house builders. We pride ourselves on longstanding relationships with many of our clients who enjoy our personal and reactive service.

Our Location: Sheffield is a popular vibrant city and is home to over half a million people, including more than 60,000 students. The city is bordering the beautiful Peak District National Park. Eastwood & Partners’ office is nestled in the leafy south west of the city which is a 5 minute walk from Ecclesall Road, known for its vast range of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops and boutiques, with the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park nearby.

Applying: Interested applicants should send a CV and Covering Letter to