We are currently seeking an ambitious and dynamic Senior to Principal Geo-Environmental Engineer or Consultant to join our Geotechnical and Environmental team in Watford. The successful applicant would be expected to technically and financially manage and deliver projects from initial quotation to issue of reports, particularly in the areas of geo-environmental site investigation and assessment, remediation and reclamation design, contract management, design implementation and validation. The ability to rapidly assimilate site data and provide robust, pragmatic advice pertinent to the clients’ needs is crucial.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to help develop and grow the environmental business in Watford and the wider Southern Region taking a lead role in this area of expertise. Therefore, the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, confident, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent verbal and written communication together with the skills outlined below.


  • Design and implementation of Preliminary Risk Assessments and Intrusive Ground Investigations including soil and rock logging, soil and groundwater sampling and in-situ testing
  • High level understanding of contaminated land legislation and the planning regime as well as ability to provide clear and valued commercial advice understanding individual Client and project needs
  • Interpretative report writing including undertaking human health risk and groundwater assessment utilising CLEA, ConSim, RBCA, SNIFFER, BP RISC and EA
  • Remedial Targets for Hydrogeological Risk Assessment
  • Contaminated land remedial works – outline design and specification
  • Preparation of detailed design of contaminated land earthworks and remediation schemes


  • Experienced project manager able to lead technical project teams
  • Good client-facing skills are essential
  • A BSc or BEng in a relevant Geological or Environmental Discipline and MSc in related subject an advantage
  • Undertaking preliminary geotechnical assessments such as basic foundation designs is seen as an advantage
  • A strong sense of customer service and focus; ability to mentor junior staff; excellent organisational skills with flexible attitude to time management, travelling, office based and site works; ability to work consistently and methodically under pressure, meet deadlines and achieve goals


The current permanent employment opportunity offers a competitive salary and excellent flexible benefits package for permanent staff which includes training opportunities, reimbursement of professional fees, contributory pension, personal health care plan and life insurance, interest-free travel loan scheme, additional leave purchase and buy-back scheme, staff loyalty bonus. You can learn more about our staff benefits here.


We aim to be the number one team and company of choice for our clients, who seek integrated and high-quality services.

As an employer, we are motivated to support and develop our staff and to provide an environment where people can flourish and reach their full potential. We are committed to taking equity, inclusion and diversity seriously and support and encourage staff from all backgrounds, genders, age, LGBQT+, race, faith and cultures. We offer a range of inclusive policies, including hybrid working arrangements and family-friendly flexibility and support.

To apply for this position, send your CV to recruitment@fairhurst.co.uk stating the position and the office for which you are applying