Our Vacancies

Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer


Location: Reading, London, or Bristol
We are currently seeking a motivated and ambitious Senior to Principal level Geo-environmental Engineer/Consultant to play a key role in the growth of our Property Team based in Reading, London or Bristol.

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Job Description



The successful candidate will form a key part of our national Property Team and will play an integral role in managing our project portfolio including the development of new clients and business.

Key roles will include:

  • Client development
  • Opportunity generation and proposal writing
  • Management of multidisciplinary land regeneration focussed projects
  • Support to clients in the Property sector including land owners, developers or perspective purchasers in the land transaction based market
  • Preparation and review of technical reports
  • Staff management, development and training

Project Delivery

In your role, you would be expected to take the lead role in effective delivery of a range of land regeneration projects, working closely with colleagues to ensure high-quality technical output. You will manage project staff members in the successful delivery of projects from initial bid to issue of reports. An excellent demonstrable knowledge of site investigation, assessment and remediation is crucial.

Business Development

We are seeking someone with a track record of winning contracts and business development. In this role you would support the Property Team Director in developing business across the south of the UK.

Staff Management and development

We would look to utilise your current skills and experience in managing, mentoring and developing a small team of junior staff.

Career development

Good career progression routes are available to the right candidate. We encourage innovation and will expect a person in such a role to have a strong motivation to continue their professional career development.


Working with us in this challenging and rewarding role offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package in a successful and supportive work environment.


Person Specification

Ideally the candidate would have:

  • 8+ years’ experience working as a consultant ideally within the property sector.
  • Successfully completed a relevant degree course, and/or additional Masters training, in a relevant discipline, this may include; Geology; Hydrogeology; Environmental Science; Geochemistry; Engineering Geology / Environmental Geology.
  • A good technical understanding of all aspects of land regeneration including site investigation, assessment and remediation.
  • Strong and up-to-date understanding of relevant regulatory regimes and legislation.
  • Track record of attending/network development at relevant industry events.
  • A good understanding of the impact of geo-environmental work upon development.
  • Achieved chartered status with a relevant institution (CGeol, CEnv, or CEng).
  • A strong track record of developing opportunities, winning work within the Property sector and managing client relationships.
  • Proven project management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.


If you think you may have what we are looking for then please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference VAC044a to info.esi@stantec.com

Principal Hydrogeologist/Technical Director Transport and Infrastructure


Location: Reading, Shrewsbury or Cardiff
We are looking to recruit a Principal Hydrogeologist/Technical Director for Transport and Infrastructure. The ideal candidate would manage the industry group and be a regional lead for the business. The role would involve developing and growing our client base across the UK.

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Job Description


In this role the candidate would be expected to:

  • Actively support ESI’s commercial development plans by developing and growing ESI’s client base in Transport and Infrastructure, particularly in the South East.
  • Use existing and new industry contacts to develop leads and opportunities.  Successfully translate opportunities into projects through effective client management and proposal writing.
  • Project manage/direct and technically lead T&I and water resources projects that deliver high quality, pragmatic advice and solutions.
  • Support the growth of the Reading office.
  • Support the Water Group Director and Manager in the mentoring and development of junior staff.
  • Line manage Water Group staff based in the Reading office.


Person Specification

Ideally the candidate would have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Hydrogeology or a related scientific discipline
  • Over 10 years’ experience in of working in the Transport & Infrastructure industry
  • Chartered status
  • A strong track record of developing opportunities, winning work within the Transport & Infrastructure industry and managing client relationships, preferably in the South East
  • Proven project management skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal


If you think you may have what we are looking for then please send us your CV and covering letter quoting reference VAC032 to info.esi@stantec.com