​What is a Geotechnical Technician?

Geotechnical Technicians are responsible for the preparation of rock, soil and water samples so the chemical and physical properties of the samples can be analysed before work is undertaken on a construction project. This analysis can help determine what materials must be used in the structure’s foundation or overall design, or whether the project needs additional measures to ensure it is safe.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Geotechnical Technician?

From employer to employer the job description of a Geotechnical Technician will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Obtain and process geophysical data

  • Log well and borehole drilling activity

  • Interpret data

  • Prepare geological maps

  • Train and supervise staff

  • Produce reports for engineers and scientists

Skills required to be a successful Geotechnical Technician

To be successful as a Geotechnical Technician, the below skills are important;

  • Mathematics, science, and geological knowledge

  • Ability to draw basic sketches

  • A passion for the environment

  • Ability to apply technical knowledge

  • Analytical abilities 

  • Able to build and maintain relationships with clients and other teams

  • Project management skills.

How can we help with your Geotechnical Technician job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Geotechnical Technicians across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Geotechnical Technicians and secure the market's leading Geotechnical Technician opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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