Careers

Current Vacancies

Southern Testing is a leading independent Geotechnical, Geo-Environmental and Ground Investigation Specialists providing Consultancy and Contractor Site Investigation Services to a broad client base throughout the UK.

We employ a team of over 70 staff across four regional UK offices, which comprise a strong leadership of highly experienced, Chartered and Incorporated, Geotechnical, Geological, Civil and Environmental Engineers as well as specialist retained industry Consultants. They are supported by enthusiastic and forward thinking, multi-disciplined teams of senior and graduate engineers and environmental scientists, field technicians, drilling crews, laboratory technicians and administrative staff.

 

 Head Office West Sussex and Regional Thames Valley Office – Senior Geotechnical Engineer

If you are a well-qualified geotechnical engineer with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace new challenges, here’s an opportunity to play a prominent role in the further growth of our Company.

The successful applicant will be a senior geotechnical engineer with a proven technical and project management track record.

Candidates should have:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally Masters or equivalent).
  • With or approaching Chartered status.
  • Proven experience as a geotechnical engineer.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpretative report writing skills.

We are looking for an Engineer who would like to develop their engineering and business career over the long term.

For more information, please call Morris Stevenson on 01342 333100 or alternatively, email your CV to mstevenson@southerntesting.co.uk

 

Head Office West Sussex – Senior Geoenvironmental Engineer

If you are a well-qualified geoenvironmental engineer, with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace new challenges, here’s an opportunity to play a prominent role in the further growth of our Company.

The successful applicant will be a senior geoenvironmental engineer with a proven technical and project management track record.

Candidates should have:

  • A strong academic background with a relevant degree (ideally Masters or equivalent).
  • With or approaching Chartered status.
  • Proven experience as a geoenvironmental engineer.
  • Good commercial track record in negotiating and running successful jobs to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpretative report writing skills.

We are looking for an Engineer who would like to develop their engineering and business career over the long term.

For more information, please call Morris Stevenson on 01342 333100 or alternatively, email your CV to mstevenson@southerntesting.co.uk

 

Work Experience and University Placements

Southern Testing are proud supporters of local education in science and engineering at all levels. Not only does it reinforce our connection with the communities in the region we serve, but we believe it’s in private industry’s own best interest to support new generations of scientists and engineers. We have been providing work experience and placements through our links with the local community, schools, colleges and universities for over 40 years. This normally ranges from a few weeks work experience through to covering college or university holiday periods. You will need to send us a covering letter detailing you experience and explaining why you would like to take up a placement with us along with your CV. Please also state which dates you are available to work. We get lots of requests so it’s worth getting your application in early.

To apply, or for more information, please email enquiries@southerntesting.co.uk

 

Don Keeble Trust – Postgraduate Funding – Engineering Geology, Geotechnical & Geo-environmental Engineering

Donovan Keeble was a founding member of Southern Testing in 1967. Following a distinguished career as a professional Civil Engineer in the UK and Southern Africa, as well as military service in which he was awarded the Military Cross for action at Dunkirk, he had the vision to establish a charity to award ‘scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries or maintenance allowances for the advancement of education of persons who intend to pursue a career in Consulting Geotechnical Engineering’.

Don donated part of his shareholding in Southern Testing to the Trust, to fund the educational awards. The Trust is administered by Southern Testing. The awards are independent of Southern Testing and are designed for the educational needs of individual postgraduate students. Don was keen that application for this help should be simple and straightforward. We have given awards to over 50 geologists and civil engineers, predominately to assist funding for Masters degrees in Geotechnical Engineering, Engineering Geology and Geo-environmental Engineering.

The Trustees try to make at least one award every year. Applicants should write to Mr John Joseph at the Southern Testing’s Head Office address.

We would also be delighted to hear from candidates who have benefited from these awards. We would be interested to know how they came to hear of the awards, how it helped them at the time, and their career progression.

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