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Senior Geo-environmental Engineer – Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology

  • Job reference: IF-002437
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure
  • Location: Birmingham
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Why not...

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s leading Design, Engineering and Project Management Consultancies. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.

We are currently looking to appoint a confident Senior Geo-environmental Engineer to join our Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology (CL&H) practice based in Birmingham.

The vacancy is for someone who:
  • is confident working in a team and independently; 
  • has proven experience of the organisation and management of projects, liaison and management of clients and subcontractors;
  • combines excellent organisational, technical, numerical and communication skills to demonstrate logical thinking and concise reporting;
  • is highly motivated and proactive, with demonstrable energy, drive and enthusiasm; and
  • has an innovative nature with problem-solving skills.
What we are looking for:
  • Relevant post-graduate experience (ideally within a consultancy environment).
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Chartered with GeolSoc, IES, IEMA, CIWEM or equivalent. If not Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become chartered 6 to 12 months after joining. 
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in contaminated land investigation and assessment with knowledge and experience in Phase 1 Desk Studies, Phase 2 Site Investigations, remedial options appraisals, and remediation design, supervision and verification / validation for a range of different types of projects and clients.
  • Experience in the supervision of reclamation and / or remediation works, and associated contracts. 
  • Commercial awareness and understanding including being able to complete tenders.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments.
  • Full UK driving licence.

You will be responsible for:
  • Providing technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub contractors and other internal disciplines. 
  • Project Management and the technical delivery of a wide variety of projects including Phase 1 Desk Studies, Phase 2 site investigations, Remedial Options Appraisals, Remediation Design, MMPs, Demolition and Earthwork Specifications, EIA chapters, etc. 
  • Check, review and authorise the above reports and H&S documentation, peer review of third part reports.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including reviewing H&S documentation and managing all aspects of health and safety.
  • Assisting in developing new business and the preparation of commercial offers.
  • Working with the local and wider Atkins team in advancing local and national projects.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.
Flexible Working

We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern and flexible working locations for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.


Atkins is committed to developing its staff and has an established professional’s programme which focuses the professional development of senior staff within the company. Atkins also invests in the core technical disciplines that comprise our business with established technical network forums for contaminated land and brownfield regeneration which drives knowledge sharing, staff development and innovation across our practice and broader business.

Rewards and Benefits

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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