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Experienced Geotechnical Engineer / Engineering Geologist


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GWP Consultants LLP is an independent consultancy partnership, located in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, originally formed in 1973, working in sustainable water and earth resources management in the UK and overseas.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced engineering geologist or geotechnical engineer, to join our team of geologists, geotechnical and mining engineers, surveyors and hydrogeologists. The successful applicant will have at least 4 years experience, preferably within the quarrying/open cast mining industry within the UK or overseas.  You will be able to manage projects, liaise with Clients and work with and/or supervise other members of the team, organise and conduct site investigations, undertake geotechnical analysis and be very adept at producing technical reports. 

Your role will include liaising with Clients, designing site investigations, undertaking Geotechnical Assessments of quarry excavations, tips and lagoon sites, undertaking the geotechnical analysis required for a Regulation 33 Geotechnical Assessment Report (Quarries Regulations 1999), undertaking designs of tips, lagoons and excavated soil and rock slopes, and other matters related to technical support for the extractive and waste industries. 

The successful applicant should: 

  • have a BSc, BEng (2:1 or higher) in Geology, Engineering Geology, Mining Engineering or similar;
  • have an MSc, MEng or PhD related to Engineering Geology/Geotechnical Engineering or similar;
  • be a Chartered Engineer and/or Chartered Geologist or be close to applying for Chartership;
  • have excellent communication, mathematical and analytical skills;
  • be able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team;
  • be able to demonstrate a range of experience of both soil and rock mechanics;
  • be proficient in the use of geotechnical analysis software and Microsoft Office.

It would be advantageous if you are an experienced user of some of the following software: Rocscience suite incl. Dips, Slide, SWedge, RocFall and RS2, LSS DTM surface modelling, Holebase, AutoCAD, ArcGIS. 

You will need to be eligible to work in the UK, hold a full UK driving licence and have your own vehicle.  You will be involved in office and site work (e.g. remote working around Quarries and Tips on uneven terrain) within the UK and, on occasions, overseas.   

Further information about GWP and the range of work that we do can be found at

GWP offers a competitive salary and a staff benefits package including private medical and dental, access to mental health support, a workplace pension scheme and 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 

Please apply by submitting a Covering Letter and CV, to: 
GWP Consultants, Upton House, Market Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PJ or via email to: [email protected]  

Replies will not be sent to applicants who do not meet the requirements outlined above. 

No agencies please. 

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