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Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Associate Geotechnical Engineer

10 Jul 2023 POSTED BY: ADMIN

We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Geotechnical Engineer to join our Red Rock Geoscience team in Exeter.

To apply for this role please email your CV to

Red Rock Geoscience is a geotechnical and geo-environmental consultancy who has a reputation for solving problems on difficult development sites and taking a managed risk approach to challenging geotechnical and geo-environmental problems.

The Associate will support our geotechnical design services for a wide range of clientele on a variety of local, national and international projects. They will be responsible for managing our experienced team of Geotechnical Engineers and support the future growth and development of the team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is either an Associate Geotechnical Engineer looking for greater responsibility and autonomy or a Principal Geotechnical Engineer who is ready to take the next step up in their career.

We have a great list of current projects including:

Slope and cliff stability assessments in some of the most scenic parts of the UK,

Soil and rock slope stabilisation design,

Engineered earthworks and ground improvement,

Foundation designs on geologically challenging sites and high-rise developments,

Contiguous pile / sheet pile retaining structures.

We are seeking candidates that are confident, numerate, technically proficient and prepared to think outside the box. You will be involved in all aspects of the business including client liaison, preparing estimates, and managing junior members of staff. You will exercise oversight over the office to ensure staff and resources are deployed effectively. You will be comfortable in communicating with other design disciplines (e.g., structural and civil engineers) on multi-disciplinary projects.

This role is based at our easily accessible offices just outside Exeter, which has ample parking, and we offer a flexible working environment.

Whilst some projects will be based in the local area, the role may also involve working on projects in other locations throughout the UK and even overseas.

Essential Criteria:

BSc degree level qualified in Geology, Engineering Geology, Civil Engineering or a related subject.

Preferably an MSc in Engineering Geology/Geotechnical Engineering.

Chartered Engineer or Geologist (CGeol or CEng)

Minimum of 10 years relevant experience.

The ability to lead teams working on projects.

Full UK driving licence.

The Individual:

Good verbal and written English.

Positive, self-motivated and proactive strategic thinker with proven senior management skills.

Excellent communication skills and ability to express ideas and effectively motivate junior Engineers. 

Well organised with an effective problem-solving outlook and ability to prioritise own work and that of others.

Good ability in ensuring teams achieve programme deadlines and use of motivational techniques.

To apply for this role please email your CV to

Why Red Rock Geoscience?

At Red Rock Geoscience, we pride ourselves on attracting and retaining the brightest and best, fuelled by a professional environment built on achievement, creativity and career satisfaction.

We find innovative solutions to modern problems. We do what we say we’re going to do – and we make a positive impact on our world through constant learning, innovative thinking, and passion for the work. We ensure that we offer personal development to all within our organisation which allows you to progress your career and offer the opportunity to be mentored by industry recognised Technical Leaders in their field, who will lend you their experience and ensure that the training you receive will give you the best possible chance of success.

Along with offering a competitive salary and benefits package, you will become part of a collaborative, intelligent and friendly team in an excellent working environment. We welcome and encourage any aspiring engineer who shares our fascination with construction, design and a wonder for how things work, and who looks at the world with curiosity and vision.

Red Rock Geoscience is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.

 To apply for this role please email your CV to

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