Junior Geo-Environmental Consultant/Engineer

ACS is an important provider of Geo-environmental and Geotechnical services in southern England. Due to continued growth, an opportunity has arisen to appoint a full-time junior member of the Team, based from our office/laboratory in Poole, Dorset.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Management & implementation of environmental monitoring programmes at quarries, landfills and development sites;
  • 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;
  • 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.

The successful applicant would gain practical training and technical knowledge from the business, potentially enabling them to progress over time into senior roles within our Team.

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: £19 – 22K, subject to qualifications & experience.

To apply, please email with a recent CV and a covering letter setting out your interest in joining ACS, to ben.arnold@acstesting.co.uk