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Recruitment 2021

[UPDATED 12/11/2021] 



We are looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineer to join our team here in Chester.

Coopers are a one office consultancy based in Chester working predominantly within the Northwest of England and Wales. We are a multi-disciplinary team working with land owners and developers in taking sites from tender to occupation. Examples of developments include mills, collieries, industrial brownfield sites and greenfield sites.

 Main Duties

  • Site walkovers
  • Fieldwork supervision of site investigations including soil and rock logging
  • Monitoring of ground gas installations using GA5000
  • Undertake validation of ground gas membranes and inert cover on active development sites
  • Infiltration testing
  • Appropriate soil and water sampling for geotechnical and contaminated land assessment
  • Production of validation reports for inert cover and gas membrane inspections
  • Undertaking project management duties including preparing health and safety documentation before and during any site works
  • Development of project management skills in order to work towards the responsibility of planning, supervision and programming of site investigations projects

 Essential Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Completed at least a bachelor’s degree in geology, applied geology, engineering geology or a geo-environmental subject
  • Previous experience with a Site Investigation contractor or Geo-environmental Consultant
  • Strong knowledge of Quaternary deposits and processes (main stratum to be encountered)
  • Ability to apply principles of geology when assessing coal mining, contaminated land and geotechnical appraisals
  • Knowledgeable in various site investigation techniques and ability to apply appropriate in situ geotechnical testing
  • Awareness of geotechnical principals
  • Awareness of geo-environmental principals
  • Some awareness of relevant ground investigation specifications, procedures, techniques and British Standards
  • Computer literate, including competency in using Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to manage themselves efficiently and be spatially aware within an office situation as well as on site
  • A valid UK driving licence is essential

We will provide in house training, with successful candidates undertaking a course for soil descriptions as well as CSCS training.

This position will be a mix of site and office based work, a company vehicle will be provided for site work.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that’s consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

The successful applicant will work alongside the existing members of the team based at our Chester Business Park office, Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

No Current Active Engineer Vacancies

Coopers are not actively looking for any engineers. However, we are always happy to recieve CV's from engineers to keep on record for when vacancies become available. If you are interested in joining the team at Coopers please send your CV to [email protected].


Unspecified Opportunities

Whilst we are only actively recruiting for the above position(s), if you have a degree in Civil, Structural, GeoTechnical or Environmental Engineering and would like to be considered to join our team please send your CV to [email protected], we would love to hear from you and keep your details on our files for any future vacancies.

NOTE: Recruitment Agencies must never call our offices, you will not be able to speak to anybody about recruitment on the phone. Recruitment agencies are NOT to email Coopers with candidates for unspecified roles. Recruitment agencies must also NOT email Coopers any candidates without prior agreement of T&C with Neil Cooper. Any candidates suggested via email without prior acceptance of T&C will be disregarded and we reserve the right to contact such candidates directly without any remuneration to the recruitment agency.

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COOPERS is the trading name of Coopers (Chester) Limited.
Company registered in England & Wales. Company number 09730429.
Registered office Park House, Sandpiper Court, Chester, CH4 9QU

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