cbec, a member of RSK Group, is looking for two graduates to fill positions within our technical team. This is a full time, permanent role and we are ideally looking for candidates based in, or prepared to relocate to, either central Scotland, or South East England, but other locations could be considered.

The primary roles will be in field data collection, including topographic and bathymetric surveying, geomorphological surveys, sediment sampling and flow measurements for the purposes of sustainable river management.

The positions will involve a combination of on-site data collection and office-based processing and analysis. Training will be given across the full range of cbec’s field-based services in addition to a suite of desk-based skills (e.g hydrological assessments, GIS and AutoCAD) where appropriate. This training will provide the successful candidates with the means to develop their career and interests at cbec across our service and focus areas.

cbec eco-engineering UK is a growing environmental consultancy specialising in water resources and environmental management. Eco-engineering concerns the combination of sustainable ecological best practice with innovative methods of environmental engineering. Our key focus areas are river and floodplain restoration, natural flood management, fisheries and barrier management and hydropower support. Working for cbec, field staff get the opportunity to be involved in projects from conception through to completion, carrying out both pre- and post- construction fieldwork. Working on projects throughout the UK and in Europe, the company currently has 30 staff based in its offices in Inverness, Stirling, London and Dublin.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting topographic/bathymetric surveys across a range of environments (both rural and urban) and water bodies (i.e. rivers, lochs/lakes/ponds, canals, estuaries)
  • Supporting morphological, hydrological and other physical river assessments
  • Processing collected data and generating required outputs
  • Manipulating and analysing data using GIS and Excel
  • Provision of technical input to project reports and tender proposals
  • Communicating regularly with project managers and other technical team members
  • Adhering to all HSE requirements (e.g. site inductions)

Person specification


  • Be educated to at least degree level in a relevant subject, with an interest and understanding of river environments
  • A willingness to travel within the UK and to work outside in adverse weather conditions
  • Proficient with the use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good communication skills • Ability to use initiative and best-judgement to resolve problems
  • Full Driving licence


  • A knowledge of surveying and the use of field equipment (e.g. RTK-GPS, Total Station) and associated processing software (Trimble Business Centre)
  • Experience of CAD and GIS software

Salary and benefits

  • £20,000 - £30,000 depending on experience
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership