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There is a growing demand for Geologists as so many companies are investing in clean energy.  Growth in this sector is expected, with a typical increase of 18% by 2018. Fossils fuels are on the decrease and geologists are needed to utilise the current resources and come up with innovative solutions to make extraction and usage more efficient.  Interested in a challenge? We work with global consultancies giving a chance for a rewarding career working in specialist areas and contributing to some of the world’s most important projects.

Engineering Geologists analysis includes earth material and the risk assessment of geological hazards. Their role is to ensure that geological factors affecting engineering works are identified.

They assess soil, rock, groundwater and other conditions for major construction projects. They also advise on procedures for developments and construction materials. Engineering Geologists are involved with analysing sites and designs for environmentally significant developments, such as landfill sites. They make sure that structures are secure in the short and long term by monitoring areas and analysing ground conditions.

The projects that Engineering Geologists are involved in are Onshore and Offshore projects. Such as Wind Farms, underground infrastructure and laboratory design and Railway engineering, you will be working on these with some of the UK’s leading organisations.

Job Duties of an Engineering Geologist
An Engineering Geologist generally requires an MSc in Engineering Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Soil or Rock Mechanics, Foundation Engineering or related areas is desirable. A relevant first degree in subjects that include earth, physical, mathematical and applied sciences and engineering is also suitable. In particular, Geology, Engineering Geology, mineral or mining engineering may be advantageous.

As an Engineering Geologist daily tasks would include:

  • Consulting geological maps to advise on site selection
  • Assisting with the design of built structures, using computer software or calculations
  • Collating data and writing reports
  • Supervision the progress of specific contracts
  • Planning detailed field investigations
  • Supervising site and ground investigations
  • Visits to new project sites
  • Testing a range of construction materials
  • Making recommendations on the site and providing information
  • Advising on problems
  • Managing staff, including other engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, consultants and contractors
  • Attending conferences and representing the company

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