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Engineering Geoscientist

Oxford, UK

East Point Geo, part of the ABL group, is a bespoke geo-consultancy that sits within an established parent company group. This allows us to grow and respond to the requirements of the offshore and onshore energy market while maintaining our flexible, small company culture. Join us and be a key part of our geoscience team delivering solutions to ground engineering for development projects around the world.

East Point Geo, an ABL company, with offices in Norwich and Oxford, UK, is a specialised and globally focused consultancy offering ground modelling, geospatial analysis and support to offshore data acquisition. East Point Geo’s core team possesses strong industry expertise from all areas of the energy sector, including offshore oil and gas developments, offshore and onshore wind projects and interconnectors. The key members of the East Point Geo team have been involved in supporting energy infrastructure projects globally.

The role

Do you identify with the skills diagram above? Do your skills and experience place you as a geologist with an engineering application, and with some geospatial skills?

East Point Geo is looking for an Engineering Geoscientist to join its growing team. The experience level of the role is flexible and the role may be awarded as a senior role, depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience and capability. The Engineering Geoscientist will work as part of a team on engineering and consultancy assignments for a range of offshore and onshore engineering projects primarily in the renewable and oil and gas sectors, specialising in site characterisation and the development of ground models.

The Engineering Geoscientist will be responsible for technical contribution and some project management aspects of East Point Geo projects and is also expected to support the development and generation of new business prospects.

Responsibilities include (depending on the level of seniority of the awarded position):

  • Support ground model development for offshore and onshore developments in collaboration with the ground model team lead:
    • Desk study data research, appraisal and collation
    • Terrain evaluation and mapping
    • Subsurface geophysical data interpretation
    • Integrated geotechnical unitisation and basic geotechnical analysis for foundation design and slope stability assessment
    • Geohazard appraisal and interpretation
  • GIS data management with a rigorous approach to data management, cataloguing received information, and consistent and clear formatting for data visualisation
  • Development of report deliverables, including drafting of reports and preparation of illustrative diagrams, charts and graphs to communicate methodology and results
  • Contribution to other geoconsulting activities within the team, including quantitative risk assessments, geospatial analysis, and geotechnical characterisation
  • Provision of guidance and advice to other ground model team members and reviewing the work of others
  • Proposal preparation in response to new enquiries
  • Supporting and acting as deputy to the ground model team lead, and being responsible for both technical and project management activities
  • Research and development of processes and workflows, which may include the repurposing of methods established in other industries which may be applicable to East Point Geo’s projects, and/or cutting edge new technologies which could add value to existing deliverables

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Qualifications and experience required

The successful candidate will have proven geoscience skills and will have experience working in the offshore industry.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be qualified to a degree standard in Geology, Earth Sciences, Geography or other related subject.
  • Have 3 years or more of experience in a relevant earth-science related role.
  • Have experience in geophysical survey and/or geotechnical data acquisition.
  • Have experience in interpreting geo-data and developing ground models.
  • Have excellent technical earth science knowledge.
  • Be proficiency with standard Office software, specifically MS Excel, MS Word and MS Powerpoint.
  • Have a working knowledge of geospatial software (GIS) and the ability to think and understand in three-dimensions.
  • Have a Working knowledge of soil mechanics.
  • Have excellent attention to detail, high level of numerical accuracy and good self-checking.
  • Have excellent report writing skills and communication skills.

Why work for us

East Point Geo wants to get the best performance from its team and support them in developing themselves and learning new skills. On the job learning supports this process with project-specific application and ensures that everyone has the opportunity to work on multiple projects with different developers, possibly in different countries. This allows you to learn about best practices from a range of different people and organisations quickly.

You can learn more about our team and what we do here.

Contact and application

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Who we are

The ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise across marine, engineering and adjusting disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide.

Headquartered in London, the ABL Group has offices in all major marine and offshore energy hubs worldwide. We have 63 offices in 39 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

The ABL Group is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Børs (Aqua).

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