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Principal Consultant

Date: February/24/2021

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 Principal Consultant to join our geoenvironmental team based in Durham.  You will have plenty of post graduate experience in geoevironmental or geotechnical consulting. About ten years of experience would be desirable, but not essential.


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 carrying out Site Investigations • Experience in business development and tendering • Project management experience • Strong experience in client liaison and engagement.

Key Tasks:

  • Project management focussing on technical delivery and financial performance.
  • Factual and interpretive report writing – e.g., Desk Studies, Preliminary Risk Assessments, Ground Investigation Reports, Remediation Strategies etc.
  • Pricing for and winning work.
  • Engaging in client liaison and business development.
  • Providing technical advice and support to clients.
  • Mentoring junior staff.
  • Basic computer literacy required and experience with standard MS packages such as MS Word and MS Excel.  Knowledge of CAD and Holebase desirable.


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.
  • 37 hours per week.
  • 21 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.
  • Must have full, clean driving licence and own vehicle.
  • Mileage rates to be paid inline with HMRC fuel rates.
  • Company car or car allowance available.
  • Salary negotiable, dependent on experience.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program.
  • 5% Employers pension ccontribution, 3% personal contribution.
  • Immediate start available.


If you would like to join our team, please email your CV to

For an informal chat please call 0191 378 9972

The Sirius Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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