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Jacobs Engineering Geologist in London, United Kingdom

Engineering Geologist


Jacobs leads the globalprofessional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected,sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific,technical, professional and construction- and program-management. Our 50,000 employees in 400 locations around the world serve a broad range of companiesand organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clientsacross multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of thebiggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainablesolutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air andsafe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineeringcompany.

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The Engineering Geologist is a member of the Ground Engineering Team for the successful delivery of the:

  • GI scope (that requires liaison with all LTC workstreams including technical, DCO, procurement)

  • GI specifications

  • GIS, Data handling, Technical support

  • Data Quality Assurance

  • Technical support to GI change control


Role Responsibilities:

The Engineering Geologist is responsible, as directed by the Ground Investigation Technical Manager, for producing the ground investigation specification for tender and updating the specification as the ground model and engineering/design requirements for the scheme mature over time.

In particular, responsibilities include:

GI Specifications;

  • Preparation of the ground investigation specification, as directed by the Ground Investigation Technical Manager, to address the requirements of the geotechnical and other LTC teams (e.g. tunnelling/portals, highways, environmental, groundwater, contamination, sustainability, TPIs, archaeology, landscaping, architectural, etc);

  • Preparation of the ground investigation technical specifications including, but not limited to:

  • On land, near-shore and over-water investigations, traditional invasive investigations (cable percussion, rotary, sonic boreholes, trial pits, window sampling, etc);

  • In situ testing (SPT, CPT, pressuremeter testing, down-hole logging geophysics, cross-hole geophysics, etc);

  • Groundwater and Geo-environmental/Contamination sampling, testing and monitoring (pumping tests, packer tests, soil, groundwater, leachate and gas sampling and monitoring, etc)

  • Active and passive surface geophysics surveys (resistivity, seismic, GPR, etc)

  • Core logging and sample selection;

  • Samples handling and storage;

  • Basic, advanced and specialist laboratory testing. (ie. standard geotechnical, soil and groundwater contamination, aggressiveness of soil/groundwater to buried concrete, advanced testing for FEM parameters, specific testing for TBM, conveyors, etc);

  • Monitoring (ie. environmental monitoring of groundwater and ground-gasses, settlement, baselining, remote digital and analogic monitoring, etc);

  • Inclusion of AGS and GIS requirements;

  • Third parties, environmental aspects, etc

Change Control & Technical Support;

  • Provide (office based) technical support to the GI delivery team, if required by the Ground Investigation Technical Lead in the absence of the Ground Investigation Support Engineers (Geology/Geotechnics or Hydrogeology/Geo-environmental).

Assurance and Quality;

  • Promoting innovation, best practice and lessons learned from other major UK/international projects.

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in the requirements set up in Eurocode and other relevant standards and best practice (e.g. CIRIA) including those from Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists AGS, British Drilling Association BDA, Federation of Piling Specialists FPS, etc;

  • Knowledge of geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering design processes and experience in selecting methods and tests to obtain information to inform design;

  • Team oriented engineer with the ability to liaise closely with peers;

  • Ensure that the highest quality ground investigation is specified;

  • Ensuring HSW and CDM requirements are considered during the design of the GI;

  • Comply with the internal standards, QA processes and policies;

  • Ensure that activities are specified in compliance with the consent granted by statutory or non-statutory stakeholders or other bodies.



  • Civil Engineering or Engineering Geology qualification;

  • Clear understanding of geology, geotechnics, civil engineering for transport infrastructures, environmental, contamination, hydrogeology, monitoring;

  • Previous experience on linear infrastructures (Highways or Tunnelling) schemes;

  • Proven experience of working on multi-discipline schemes;

  • Good understanding of the London Basin geology as well as previous work experience in the area;

  • Ability to develop good relationships within a multidisciplinary environment and able to communicate effectively;


  • Knowledge of sustainability, GIS, contract management, in the context of GI;

  • Proven experience in specifying large scale ground investigations;

  • NEC3 Contract administration experience.

Our Culture

At Jacobswe see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health,safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also DisabilityConfident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy.

Weencourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reducedhours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% ofthe Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit ourwebsite;www.jacobs.com

Successfulcandidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security StandardPre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including:Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. Ifyou are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employmentmay be delayed or rejected.

JACOBSis an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeingof all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London

Req ID: BI 0006MM