Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical is Big fish Little Fish’s newest sector of recruitment. It sits extremely well with the Construction and Engineering recruitment that we already facilitate.

We have chosen to go down this route since already having consultancy expertise available and having strong and established relationship with some of the UKs leading geotechnical companies.

The Geotechnical field it is a fast-growing market and we are proud to advise we are already working with some very reputable industry specialists. We cover the whole of the UK, and we are able to source candidates who have strong industry relevant experience relating to specifically to geotechnical engineering roles.

Roles within geotechnical that we can confidently source are Lead Drillers and Drillers, covering Rotary, Cable Percussive and Dynamic Sampling techniques. Site Staff and ground ground workers including In-situ Testing and Monitoring Technicians and Enabling Works Operatives. We have also successfully placed Laboratory Technicians, Engineering Geologist, Project Managers and Geologist of all grades.

Associate Geotechnical (Engineer)

Our client is very eager to upskill and enhance their already expereinced team, they are looking for an Associate who will join them and become heavily involved.


Your role will be to coordinate the company’s projects and ensure their smooth running from inception to completion. You will be responsible for preparing/supervising the preparation of method statements and risk assessments, liaising with our Operations Director in setting up the project, attending pre-contract, client and progress meetings and ensuring the timely delivery of the projects to the required standards and to the clients’ satisfaction. You will be assisting the Health and Safety Director with managing health and safety and you will be carrying site inspections and audits in this respect. You will be responsible for the invoicing and cost negotiation of the projects you are running and you may be involved in the preparation of tenders and quotes. You will be assisting the company to increase its competitiveness by effectively managing the company’s projects to minimise waste and increase productivity. As an Associate, you will be nurturing the company’s relationships with their existing clients and promote the company into a new client base as well as assisting with the development of a competitive supplier base. You will be part of the management team and will liaise with the Company’s Directors, and SHEQ Manager to improve the existing and/or develop new systems to enhance our performance and profile in the industry.

You may from time to time be required to work on site anywhere in the UK or abroad.

Job descriptions are indicative. All staff are expected to be flexible and take on additional duties where necessary to enable the organisation to achieve its objectives. The company is committed to developing all staff and will endeavour to offer opportunities to take on new responsibilities to enable staff to broaden their skills.


Key tasks are but are not limited to:

  • Project Coordination
  • Business development.
  • Production of RAMS
  • Preparation of Tenders/Quotes
  • Management of Health and Safety
  • Management of Sub-contractors/Workforce in conjunction with the Operations Director and HSQE Manager.
  • Review and production of job costings and variations
  • Attendance of meetings
  • Project Management of site

This role reports in to an Associate Director within the business.



  • At least 10 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry, some at a senior managerial role
  • BSc in Engineering Geology/Civil Engineering or related subject
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Numerate
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Flexible
  • Capable of prioritising own workload to establish the levels of risk posed by different activities
  • Organised

 You must hold a CSCS card.

This is a great opportortunity for someone looking for a more senior role with excellent career opportunity.

Our client has offices in London and Coventry – so you will be required to work out of one of these from time to time.

The remuneration package is excellent and is negotiable for the right candidate.

£42000 £55000

UK - homebased (access to London and Midlands)

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