Geotechnical/Senior Geotechnical Engineer

CET is a market leader in construction materials testing, geo-environmental consultancy, underground services and subsidence investigation. We maintain a nationwide network of UKAS accredited laboratories and provide support to a wide range of road, rail and construction firms across the UK.

Due to continued expansion in our geotechnical division we are looking to recruit a Geotechnical Engineer to join our team in our new Central London office.

The successful candidate will be an experienced Geotechnical Engineer looking to work for a business that is going through significant growth. CET will support continued development through further training as well as the opportunity to develop skills and experience on the job.


  • Project management of ground investigation contracts in the residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure sectors
  • On-site supervision of investigation works
  • Factual and interpretative report writing
  • Client management & business development opportunities


  • Degree qualified in Geology, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology (or other relevant subject)
  • Soil logging to Eurocode 7 – BS 5930 essential
  • Experience with supervising drilling rigs and various site investigation techniques
  • Experience with scheduling laboratory tests
  • Competent in geotechnical design for deep and shallow foundations, basements, slopes, earthworks, ground improvement and retaining walls
  • Proficiency in geotechnical design software desirable – (e.g. pdsip software).
  • Experience writing basement impact assessments and ground movement analysis desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workloads and meet deadlines
  • Robust understanding of relevant legislation, technical guidance & codes of practice
  • Membership of professional organisation and commitment towards continuing professional development.
  • Qualified or working towards chartered engineer/geologist status


We appreciate it is rare to find the “ideal” candidate, but if you can tick most of these boxes, we would like to hear from you:

  • Commitment – to deliver outstanding customer service internally and externally and putting the customer at the heart of what we do
  • Expertise – to use skills, knowledge and training to enhance the customer experience. to share knowledge and expertise where appropriate
  • Teamwork – to work as one team across the CET business and identifies opportunities to collaborate with other departments to support the business goals
  • Health and Safety – embeds HAS into all working practices and behaviours
  • Promotes respect, diversity and equality through attitude and behaviour
  • Works with integrity at all times

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging career we’d love to hear from you.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Jack Hunter on

NB: CET does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion in the allocation of duties.