At Ridge, we are very much a ‘people business’ rather than a big global organisation. You will certainly NOT be a small cog in a big machine here! We are proud Ridge people who successfully strive to make a difference.

We are currently seeking a Graduate Geo-Environmental Engineer to work on new and existing projects in southern England, mainly comprising Phase 1 and Phase 2 Site Investigations. The position is based within the Geo-Environmental Consultancy Department.

Role and responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning, execution and reporting of Phase 1 and Phase 2 Geo-Environmental and Geotechnical site investigations
  • Logging soil and rock samples
  • Scheduling laboratory testing
  • Assist with site monitoring — groundwater, surface water and ground-gas
  • Conduct soil and groundwater risk assessments

You will have the opportunity to work on a range of different projects mostly comprising redevelopment of brownfield sites. You will have the opportunity to become a key member of the team, working with our experienced staff on some exciting projects.

Experience and skills required

  • Relevant degree in Geology, Environmental Science - postgraduate degree desirable
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Willingness to research and keep up to date with current contamination topics & legislation
  • Ideally knowledge of asbestos regulations and associated testing and risk assessment
  • Geotechnical knowledge, logging soils and rocks etc.
  • Full driving licence

The Geo-Environmental Department at Ridge provides a diligent, friendly working environment where staff are encouraged to research and be innovative in their work.

What's in it for you?

Our people are our business – our vision is to be ever progressive, expanding our expertise and nurturing our talent through Quality, Innovation & Growth, to achieve our strategic outcomes:

  • Growth which fuels ideas and opportunity for all
  • Purposeful and meaningful work
  • Continual development and mentoring
  • Empowerment, inclusivity and respect
  • Happiness and enjoyment
  • Openness, honesty and integrity
  • Acting as one team

Your reward is focused on your total wellbeing, with a package to support all aspects of life. In addition to your salary, you can expect:

  • A healthy holiday balance of 25 days, plus bank holidays & the ability to buy / sell to suit you
  • 3 days a year to give your time to others, volunteering for great causes
  • An inclusive wellbeing offer:
    • Financial – Life Assurance, Pension Scheme (3% Employee, 6% Employer), Income Protection, Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme, flexible choice of Critical Illness Insurance
    • Physical – Free Private Medical Insurance, Doctor at Hand Private GP, Best Doctors, flexible choice of Dental Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, GymFlex & Healthcare Cash Plan
    • Mental – Mental Health First Aiders, Help@Hand by Unum
  • A flexible approach to hybrid working, to suit both you & your team
  • Tailored career development – focused on professional, personal and/or educational

We believe that everyone performs their best when they feel like they belong and can be their true selves at work. As an equal opportunities’ employer, we will support you to ensure you have everything you need to be successful and achieve your best in your career at Ridge. If you’d like to discuss accessibility, accommodations or adjustments during your application & selection process, please contact us at and we will work with you to ensure you feel included and supported.