Geotechnical Engineer


Geotechnical Engineer


Wallingford, Consett or Falmouth, United Kingdom

The company

Fugro is purpose-led, international Geo-data company, committed to creating a safe and liveable world. We understand the interface between the planet and the built environment, and our work is at the heart of key Energy Transition, Sustainable Infrastructure and Climate Adaption projects. Our UK Land business partners with clients in dry land and nearshore marine environments, to manage ground risk from project conception to decommissioning. There has never been a more exciting time to join our industry - when investment in sustainable energy infrastructure is at an all-time high, and technological developments allow unprecedented insights at pace.

The role

Fugro is now seeking ambitious Geotechnical Engineers to join the Land team based from our Oxfordshire head office. As a Geotechnical Engineer, you are a member of our GeoConsulting team - providing the technical expertise that underpins our Site Characterisation activities. You'll spend 60 - 70% of your time on one of our client sites across the UK, or further afield. You'll be responsible for the control of field resources, core and sample logging, in situ testing or assisting the site agent and project management team. As a company representative on-site, you will also be responsible for championing a strong safety culture, facilitating client liaison and maintaining communication with project and reporting managers to report site progress and planning. You will assist with the commercial and technical management of routine onshore and nearshore ground investigations and preparing data deliverables and factual reports.

Your future

Fugro offers significant progression opportunities as you become established in the company and grow your capabilities. Opportunities existing for promotion to Senior and Principal Engineer roles or expansion into our growing Consulting group. Careers paths also existing for those wishing to move into Project Management. For those who are internationally mobile, overseas opportunities may also be available. Fugro offers a wide range of in-house and external training to develop your technical capabilities and your personal leadership skills.

This job is for you if

  • You are purpose driven, and strive to work on industry-leading projects across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, energy and flood defence;
  • You enjoy the blend of operations and analysis;
  • You are keen to develop and grow in both your technical and interpersonal skills.

Who you'll be working with

You will be part of our large team of more than 70 Geotechnical engineers, which is the powerhouse of our technical expertise. You will work closely with both Principle and Senior Engineers as well as Project Managers to ensure successful completion of site activities and to maintain clear communication on-site and with clients. You will also interact regularly with other Fugro departments including geotechnical laboratory staff, surface and downhole geophysical teams, instrumentation and monitoring engineers, cone penetration testing teams and specialist testing engineers.

Here's what a typical day would be like on site

Working in a team managed by senior technical engineers and project managers, you will be:

  • Championing safety throughout your daily work;
  • Managing rigs and site activities;
  • Directing junior staff and subcontractors;
  • Involved in the description of soils and rocks and carrying out in situ tests;
  • Responsible for liaison with the Client and other stakeholders;
  • Responsible for data quality and management.

Here's what a typical day would be like in the office

Working in a team managed by senior technical engineers and geologists, you will be responsible for:

  • Processing and managing site data using spreadsheets, in-house programs and Fugro's SharePoint platforms;
  • Checking and correcting field and laboratory data processed by others;
  • Checking input and/or calculations for analyses performed by others;
  • Assisting with the preparation of digital deliverables;
  • Assisting in the production of field and laboratory reports;
  • Assisting in the preparation of ground models and interpretative reports;
  • Contributing to special projects which develop our technology offerings.

Who we're looking for


  • Previous experience as a Geotechnical Engineer;
  • A degree or similar qualification in Earth Sciences or Geotechnical Engineering;
  • Actively pursuing chartership through an appropriate professional institution;
  • Full UK Driving licence;
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly to site locations across the UK;
  • Capable of generating a safe and quality-based culture within the team;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • A good team player and able to form working relationships with clients and colleagues at all levels.


  • SMSTS qualification;
  • Nearshore experience.

What we'll offer you

A rewarding role, contributing to delivering a safe and liveable world.

A solid foundation in Geotechnical Engineering, working on some of the most significant projects in the UK and beyond.

Career development opportunities across Fugro's business portfolio.

Benefits of this role include a competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, 20 days annual leave and private medical insurance.

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