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How To Apply

To apply, please email with a recent CV and a covering letter setting out your relevant experience and interest in joining ACS, to Anthony Elkins, Geoscience Manager (

ACS Testing Ltd, a Phenna Group Company, have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Junior Consultant to work at our new regional office in Harlow, Hertfordshire. The consultancy and site investigation sector of our business currently employs more than 15 staff of various levels of qualification and experience.

The scope of our work typically encompasses contaminated land desk studies, site investigation planning, execution and reporting, remediation planning and verification reporting, landfill monitoring, CQA and waste consultancy. We are supported by our in-house specialist services including geotechnical and chemical laboratories, as well as in-house drilling, coring and in-situ testing services.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervision of site investigation works including trial pitting, windowless drilling, and infiltration testing;
  • Preparation of desk-study and geo-environmental/geotechnical site investigation reports, including liaison with Clients and Regulators;
  • Development of testing schedules for physical and chemical parameters and liaison with our laboratory staff;
  • Implementation of environmental monitoring programmes at quarries, landfills and development sites;
  • A strong focus on Quality and Health & Safety

The candidate should have the following attributes:

  • A first degree in Earth Sciences or Environmental Engineering;
  • The ability to communicate confidently and professionally with colleagues and clients, using verbal and written skills;
  • Strong IT capabilities, including use of Office suite;
  • Enthusiasm and stamina for outdoor working and a willingness to learn new skills in support of career progression;
  • The ability to work effectively, either alone or within a team;
  • Full clean driving licence – company vehicles will be provided but some fieldwork may involve driving significant distances.

The following attributes are preferred but not essential:

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant subject;
  • Previous experience in an environmental consultancy;
  • Knowledge of logging soils to BS5930 and HoleBASE geological logging software;
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, such as Geol Soc. or CIWEM;
  • Experience of using 4WD vehicles in rough terrain.

Basic package details:

  • Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.
  • Core Working Hours: 08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday, with a requirement for overtime working when necessary. There will also be a requirement for some early starts and occasional weekend working.
  • Holidays: 20 days per annum plus Bank Holidays.
  • Salary: TBA, subject to qualifications & experience;
  • Professional Membership;