Engineering Geologist REF: 042

Personal Profile

A highly competent geotechnical engineer who has worked in site investigation for over three years, with a wide range of on site and office based experience, now working as a contractor and wiling to travel in the UK, worldwide and work onshore and offshore.


BSc Applied Geology – First Class               Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter

Training record:

CAT and Genny

Emergency First Aid 3 day



Face Fit tested

Asbestos Awareness

Professional Qualifications:     Fellow of the Geological Society


Concept Ltd

VanElle Ltd

Socotec Ltd

Ground Investigation Ltd

Ashdown Site Investigation Ltd

Key Skills and Capabilities:

Supervising, logging and sampling of: trial pits, window sampling rigs, cable percussion rigs, rotary cored boreholes, rotary open hole boreholes and sonic rigs.

Soil, rock and core rock logging to BS5930.

Collection of in-situ test data using: hand shear vanes, hand penetrometers, Mexecone penetrometers, dynamic cone penetrometers (DCP) and Perth/Mackintosh probes.

Carrying out and interpreting soakage tests, plate bearing tests and in-situ CBR tests.

Carrying out and writing up site walkovers and site validation visits.

Surveying, including levelling using a dumpy level and use of total stations and GPS equipment.

Gas and groundwater monitoring, including installation of data logging piezometers.

Scheduling geotechnical and contamination laboratory testing.

Experience in using a variety of logging software: HoleBASE, GINT and Winlog. Also highly capable with Microsoft Office, GIS and CAD software, including to produce foundation exposure drawings, cross sections and report figures.

Competent in writing good quality factual and interpretative reports in need of little review, including phase one ‘desk studies’ with preliminary contamination assessments and full combined reports, writing ground conditions, contamination risk assessment and geotechnical sections.

Preparing quotes and invoices.

Producing health and safety documentation, including risk assessments and method statements.

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