Company: Wood
Skills: Geochemist, Geotechnical Engineer
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Are you looking to further your career and increase the breadth and depth of your skills by working alongside key market specialists? Wood has an opportunity for an experienced and highly competent Geoenvironmental Consultant / Senior Consultant within our dynamic and growing organisation, which has a market leading pedigree, with the breadth and scale of projects and specialists to challenge and develop you.

Wood is looking for a motivated, highly skilled and solution focused person to join and contribute to one of the largest and most successful risk assessment, remediation and ground engineering teams in the UK/Europe. We are seeking to grow our world class team to ensure we continue to deliver the high calibre of service and technical excellence both we and our clients expect. We are involved in many key projects of regional and national significance, which we deliver alongside our core UK and global framework projects.

This role would suit an applicant in the middle stages of their career, with relevant professional experience, who are willing to undertake a demanding role to deliver and manage environmental assessment and remediation projects. This role will ideally be based in our Newcastle office but with travel across UK and possibly overseas for specific projects or longer-term assignments. However, the office location is flexible, with other flexible working options available including hybrid (mixed office and remote) working.

This position offers excellent career development potential including training and mentoring. A competitive salary and benefits package will be provided.

As part of your package, we offer the following benefits:
  • Generous pension package
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Healthcare
  • Voluntary Flexible Benefits Scheme (dental insurance, cycle to work scheme, technology benefits, just to name a few!)
  • Access to Season Ticket Loan Scheme for travel in and around your base office location.

Key Responsibilities
  • Competent in leading proposal/project technical elements to a high standard, within time and budget expectations
  • Geoenvironmental ground investigation scope and design, inclusive of works specification, bill of quantities and HSSE requirements
  • Delivery of complex geoenvironmental interpretative Phase 1 and 2 reports, along with factual reports, ensuring high quality data assessment, qualitative risk assessment and conceptual site model development
  • Experience of developing Remediation Options Appraisals, Remediation Strategies and Remediation Verification Report preparation, inclusive of defendable data assessment
  • Site based leadership of ground investigations, including supervision of sub-contractors, soil logging and sampling, geotechnical testing, groundwater sampling and ground gas monitoring to ensure a high quality output. Preference is for individuals with Principal Contractor lead experience
  • Ensuring all deliverables are in line with procedures and processes and to the highest quality and safety, health and environmental standards
  • Identifying and securing new work opportunities
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients, colleagues and contractors

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline (e.g. geology, engineering, chemistry, environmental science or similar)
  • A higher degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. contaminated land, engineering geology, environmental science, hydrogeology, geotechnical engineering or similar), is desirable
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, including Chartership with a relevant institution is desirable (or working towards this)
  • Willing to continue to undertake further professional development, including working towards SiLC/SQP and/or SoBRA

  • Experience of delivering and managing contaminated land assessment projects on sites in the UK
  • Detailed understanding of the land contamination regime within the UK with regard to current and future use of a site, development planning, environmental permitting and due diligence
  • Proven experience/ability in the preparation of contaminated land/geoenvironmental Phase 1 and Phase 2 reports, inclusive of risk-based approach to the assessment of land contamination
  • Report writing including presenting complex technical information in a concise and accurate manner
  • Highly competent in planning, designing and managing contaminated land and geoenvironmental ground investigations
  • Competent in made ground and superficial deposits field logging and logging review
  • Leading, planning and designing ground investigations
  • Ability to manage and lead HSSE aspects of projects including the Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations and their application to safe design and implementation of ground investigations
  • Presenting technical information in a concise and accurate manner, inclusive of Regulatory negotiations/liaison
  • Ability to support/deliver bids and proposals
  • Business development and winning work (with support) including prospect generation and proposal/bid generation is desirable
  • Leadership of project deliverables and teams
  • Data handling, including experience in the use of GIS/QGIS is desirable

Skills / Attributes
  • Be eligible to work in the UK and hold a full UK driving licence
  • Be willing to travel and spend periods of time away on site based projects across the UK Possibility of overseas travel for specific projects or longer-term assignments
  • Communicate effectively, listen and engage, including communicating technical information effectively
  • Ability to innovate and develop in your technical area and to continually seek to improve performance in all aspects of your role
  • On site leadership of ground investigation and other similar field works
  • Work collaboratively within a team and provide mentoring to develop colleagues
  • Flexibility to work across the UK and overseas for specific projects or longer-term assignments
  • A full UK driving licence is required

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.