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Geoenvironmental Engineer

Date: May/31/2024

Job Title: Geoenvironmental Engineer – Durham

Note: We are also recruiting a Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer.

About Sirius

The Sirius Group offers a wide range of services to the built environment. From planning and geoenvironmental consultancy, our expertise extends to demolition, remediation, drilling and grouting and civil engineering projects.  Our renewable energy assets provide green power to industry across the UK.


Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Engineer to join our geoenvironmental consultancy teams based in Durham.  You will have post graduate experience in geoenvironmental or geotechnical consulting.


To be successful in your application you must demonstrate:

  • A strong academic background in a relevant subject e.g., Engineering Geology/Environmental Engineering with knowledge of both geotechnical engineering and contaminated land risk assessment
  • Working towards chartership/achieved chartership with a relevant professional body
  • Experience in carrying out Site Investigations
  • A good understanding of contaminated land regulatory and legislative framework
  • A good knowledge of the principal soil and rock strata encountered in the UK and are able to log samples using the descriptions contained within BS EN ISO 14688-1&2: 2018, BS EN ISO 14689: 2018 and BS:5930:2015+A1:2020
  • Experience in undertaking factual and interpretative Phase I & II assessments
  • Basic computer literacy and experience with standard MS packages such as MS Word and MS Excel.  Knowledge of CAD and Holebase desirable.
  • Experience in undertaking cover soil and gas protection measures verification is desirable.


Key Tasks:

  • Supervision of site investigations.
  • Preparation of risk assessments and method statements
  • Management of health and safety on site.
  • Soil / rock logging to relevant British Standards.
  • Collection of in situ data and geotechnical/environmental sampling.
  • Groundwater/ground gas monitoring.
  • Writing of / input into factual and interpretive reports – e.g., Desk Studies, Preliminary Risk Assessments, Phase 2 Ground Investigation Reports, Mining Risk Assessments, Hazardous Ground Gas Risk Assessments, Remediation Strategies etc.

The above is not exhaustive and is subject to change due to changes within the organisation.

Conditions of Employment

  • Full-time position based in our Durham office / on-site / home working.
  • 35 hours per week.
  • 21 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days.
  • Death in Service.
  • 5% Employers pension contribution, and 3% Employee Salary Sacrifice.
  • Must have a full, clean driving licence.
  • Mileage rates to be paid inline with HMRC fuel rates.
  • Pool vehicle available for business use.
  • Salary negotiable, dependent on experience.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for you and your family members.
  • Access to the Sirius Benefits+, offering a range of salary sacrifice schemes and instant discounts.


To apply:

Please email your CV and letter of application to:


The Sirius Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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