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Jacobs Graduate Geo-Environmental Scientist - Glasgow, UK in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Graduate Geo-Environmental Scientist - Glasgow, UK


The Land Quality team provides strategic advice and innovative solutions to manage our clients’ subsurface environmental liabilities and includes technical specialists in the fields of land contamination assessment, hydrogeology, and landfill engineering.

We are working on a diverse range of projects in the private and public sectors and require committed scientists/engineers to support our work.

As a Jacobs’ geo-environmental engineer / scientist you will be joining a successful and dynamic sixty-strong team and reporting to the local team lead in your home office. You will be providing support to the wider Jacobs business. You will assist in the delivery of geo-environmental input to projects.

The role will involve office and field-based work primarily in the south of the UK although may involve projects throughout the UK and overseas, so a willingness to travel would be required. Initially the role is likely to involve a significant proportion of field-based work. Projects will include a broad range of land quality assessment work including soil, groundwater and gas assessment from desk studies to site investigations, site remediation and environmental monitoring. Sites range from large long-term assessments at operational facilities to large infrastructure, energy and transport projects.

Your main responsibilities will depend on specific project requirements but are likely to include:

  • Undertaking site reconnaissance and monitoring activities, including ground gas monitoring and groundwater sampling

  • Liaison with ground investigation subcontractors and laboratories

  • Implementation and supervision of intrusive ground investigations

  • Contributing to technical reports and deliverables

  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems



  • Applicants should possess a good undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (Geology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Environmental or Engineering related discipline)

  • Applicants are required to have a full driving licence

  • Applicants are required to have a UK passport or valid work visa

  • You should be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team and build positive working relationships

  • You will need to be willing to work away from your base office, with a high level of personal responsibility, and to be adaptable with a flexible approach to different project requirements

  • The ability to produce well-presented and accurate reports is essential in this role

  • A willingness to learn new skills and apply them in a consultancy setting

  • Self-motivated and willing to take responsibility for your own performance


  • An MSc in a relevant subject would be desirable however this is not essential

  • Relevant experience in site work including planning and overseeing site investigation, logging, monitoring and borehole testing, or alternatively in landfill design and CQA

  • A knowledge of GIS and data management

  • Experience in land quality assessment, preferably including fieldwork with a working knowledge of site investigation and monitoring techniques

  • Experience of environmental consultancy or with a ground investigation contractor

  • Enjoy working outdoors

  • Experience of professional report writing and ability to manipulate data

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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

CLOSING DATE: 23rd June 2019

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow

Req ID: BI 0005IQ