Engineering Geologist, Geotechnical Engineer, Environmental Scientist – East Grinstead, West Sussex

Southern Testing has been established for more than 55 years providing geotechnical and geoenvironmental consultancy and contracting services to the private and public sectors with an annual turnover of £5million. We are ranked in the top 20 engineering consultants in the UK. We have had a period of steady growth over the past 6 years and currently have a vacancy within our head office in East Grinstead, West Sussex. As an engineer you will be part of a mixed team involved in a number of projects at any one time, ranging from small residential developments to multi-million pound residential, industrial and commercial developments.

You will be qualified, preferably to Masters Level, in Geology, Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science (or equivalent). You will have at least 3-5 years’ professional experience, ideally with another site investigation company or engineering consultancy.

Following appropriate training your role will include the following:

Designing, managing and performing site investigation contracts.
Estimating and determining feasibility of projects. Agreeing cost estimates with clients and managing project budgets.
Carrying out Phase I Desk Studies and Walkover Surveys.
Carrying out Phase II+ intrusive investigations, including risk assessment and interpretative report writing.
Inspecting project sites to monitor progress on remediation.
Directing the collection and field analysis of soil and material samples.
Directing the receipt, logging, storage, testing and disposal of samples.
Scheduling of samples for laboratory analysis.
Preparing or modifying factual and interpretative reports.

We are looking for high calibre candidates and in return the benefits package will include:

Competitive salary, according to experience
Flexible working
Profit related bonuses
Up to 28 days’ annual leave (23 days on commencement)
Company car (after qualifying period)
Stakeholder Pension (5% company contribution)
Non-contributory life assurance scheme
Professional membership fees paid

We are an independent, management owned company with a strong commitment to our staff. Across all offices, we have a total staff of approximately 70 with 50-55 professionally/technically qualified. We put a strong emphasis on professional development for all our staff. We provide an in-house programme of training for more junior staff and external CPD training days for more senior staff. Our training scheme is accredited by the Geological Society. We encourage attendance at professional meetings.

If you are interested please apply to Stuart Pratt at Southern Testing, Keeble House, Stuart Way, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4QA. If you would like to discuss the position informally you may speak to Stuart on 01342 333123. Alternatively please send an email to

Please note that we do not welcome applications from recruitment agencies. If, as an individual, you are considering applying for the position, then please do so directly.

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