Posting Date - 19 May, 2024
Sam Tester

Career Opportunities: Senior Geotechnical / Geo-Environmental Consultant

ACS is an important provider of Geotechnical and Geo-Environmental consultancy services to the construction, infrastructure, minerals and waste management sectors across Southern England, the Midlands and Wales. Due to continued growth, we are looking to appoint additional full-time members of the Geoscience Team, based from our Head Office in Poole/Bournemouth, in the Dorset AONB offering a unique opportunity to relocate to a highly desirable region of the United Kingdom. We are anticipating that these roles will be of senior / working towards principal level, depending on experience and qualifications.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Client liaison, formulation of work scopes and the preparation of costed proposals;
  • Specifying and providing supervision of site investigation works and more junior members of staff onsite.
  • Preparation and oversight of geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation reports, including liaison with Clients and Regulators.
  • Checking of geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation reports, ensuring that the team continues to deliver work which is of high quality.
  • Undertaking detailed site walkovers and site visits required high level input from senior members of the team.
  • Experience mentoring, training and career development of junior staff.
  • Project administration using our laboratory management system (LIMS) including invoicing, purchasing of high value services and sub-contractor authorisation

The candidate should have the following attributes:

  • A first degree in a Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnics or Geology. A first degree in another Earth Science or Engineering discipline is acceptable where the candidate shows significant, demonstrable experience in the required disciplines.
  • At least 5-10 years’ experience of specifying site investigations, materials and in-situ testing schedules, interpreting results, carrying out data analysis and reporting to clients;
  • Working towards chartered membership of the Geological Society or Institute of Civil Engineers; experienced and proficient in the checking and approval of technical reports.
  • Ideally the candidate will demonstrate several specific areas of technical competency, such as: foundation / geotechnical design, contaminated land, slope stability assessment, remediation design, hydrogeology etc.
  • The ability to communicate confidently and professionally with colleagues and clients, using verbal and written skills;
  • Experience of mentoring and leading junior staff;
  • Able and enthused to develop work with clients. Someone who is motivated to look for work and to meet and develop a good relationship with clients.

Basic package details:

  • Job Type: Full-time, Permanent;
  • Core Working Hours: 08:00 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, with a requirement for overtime working when necessary;
  • Salary: Competitive, subject to qualifications & experience;
  • Vehicle allowance;
  • Holidays: 25 days per annum plus Bank Holidays;
  • Medical Insurance Scheme;
  • Professional Membership;

ACS is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Pay: From £33,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Free flu jabs
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Yearly bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Poole: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Bachelor's (preferred)


  • direct: 5 years (required)

Work Location: In person

ACS is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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

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