Contaminated Land / Geotechnical Consultant

18 Sep 2017
16 Oct 2017
Daniela Brazza
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Contaminated Land / Geotechnical Consultant

Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Job Role:

Our Client is an independent integrated environmental, health and safety, energy consulting and engineering firm, and was established in 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland. Since then, the firm has grown to employ 35 motivated engineers, scientists and supporting professionals across the U.K., and over 35% of their staff are now shareholders in the firm. They have regional offices in: Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Liverpool.

Rising enquiries in land and planning-related projects has opened up this opportunity for an experienced professional with a great technical track-record and a business network.

Our Client is seeking to recruit an experienced Contaminated Land Consultant to join their growing team in the Glasgow office. The position may require travel, occasional overnight stays throughout the U.K., and potentially work trips to Ireland, Europe and further overseas depending on project requirements. A positive place to work, the firm aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that they do.

Qualifications/Skills Required

The ideal candidate will possess:

* A BSc or MSc in e.g. Soil Science, Geotechnical Engineering or other relevant discipline;
* Full membership of an appropriate professional body and/or be a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv);
* Experience in contaminated land site assessment and remediation, including site works and driller supervision;
* A successful track record of Project Management and delivery;
* A thorough understanding of the regulatory system in Scotland is required;
* A network of business, client and regulatory contacts;
* Excellent presentation and influencing skills with the ability to win projects;
* Excellent report writing and client liaison skills;
* Successful business development experience.
* Experience of working within an integrated consultancy environment; and
* Adaptable and flexible combined with technical excellence.

The following is desirable:

* A knowledge of planning/EIA, including best practice guidelines, planning processes and environmental assessment methods.
* Experience in geotechnical engineering, including project planning, regulatory/planning agency co-ordination and delivery.

The successful candidate will:

* Be self-motivated with a desire and enthusiasm to be successful.
* Have excellent personal interface and communications abilities.
* Have excellent oral, listening and written communication skills.
* Have strong analytical skills.
* Be a ‘self-starter’ with significant commercial awareness.
* Have effective project delivery skills – delivering to the right quality, on time and in budget.
* Be proficient in Microsoft Office Professional software packages; AutoCAD experience is also desirable for this position.
* Have a full U.K. driving licence.


The successful applicant will work within the Firm’s Environment team. Responsibilities will include:

* Leading business development and marketing activities to win projects.
* Preparation of fee proposals and bids.
* Project planning and delivery of contaminated land site assessment and remediation projects, to the required quality standards.
* Appointing, managing and coordinating inputs from the range of specialist sub-consultants, and ensuring that their outputs meet the required standards.
* Effective communication with clients, colleagues, partner organisations, other stakeholders and sub-contractors.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a successful and expanding team.

The selected candidate will work within a supportive and driven team, contributing to meeting Group targets for sales, successful project delivery and client satisfaction.

Some travel will be involved; company pool cars are available. Occasionally travel by air will be required, for which a valid passport and photo ID is required.

About the Company

Our Client is an Equal Opportunities Employer with a successful 21-year track record in the environmental sector and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. The firm supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV & Cover Letter for this role. Potential candidates are requested to provide an indication of their salary expectations.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Contaminated Land Consultant, Geotechnical Consultant, Geoenvironmental Engineer, Land Consultant, Contaminated Land Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer, Environmental Land Consultant, EIA Planning, Geotechnical Engineering may also be considered for this role.

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