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Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer

Date: July/23/2021

We are recruiting Senior Geoenvironmental Engineers for our Durham & Leeds offices


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 Senior Engineer to join our geoenvironmental consultancy team based in Leeds.  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
  • • The ability to use conceptual models to design and justify the nature and scope of site investigation works
  • • Experience in undertaking factual and interpretative Phase I & II assessments
  • • Experience in business development and tendering
  • • Project management experience and line management of junior staff
  • • Strong experience in liaison and engagement with clients and regulators
  • • Basic computer literacy and experience with standard MS packages such as MS Word and MS Excel.  Knowledge of CAD and Holebase desirable.

Key Tasks:

  • Project management focusing on technical delivery and financial performance
  • Writing and reviewing of 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.
  • Prepare quotes/tenders for potential projects
  • Engaging in client liaison and business development
  • Liaison with regulators
  • Providing technical advice and support to clients
  • Providing technical support and advice to other parts of The Sirius Group
  • Line management of junior staff.


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 or Leeds office / on-site / home working
  • 35 hours per week
  • 21 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • 5% Employers pension contribution
  • Must have a full, clean driving licence
  • Mileage rates to be paid in line with HMRC fuel rates
  • Company car or car allowance available
  • Salary negotiable, dependent on experience
  • Access to the Sirius Benefits+ schemes and Employee Assistance Program.


To apply:

Please email your CV and letter of application to:



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