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Geo-Environmental Consultant

We’re looking for a Geo-Environmental Consultant to join our growing GGS Scotland team, to help deliver our continuous ground gas monitoring services.

Based out of our office in Falkirk, this role will involve carrying out specialist environmental monitoring, risk assessment and reporting on a variety of projects across Scotland

See our job description below for more information. And if you're interested, you can apply via our LinkedIn job advert.

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About the job

We’re looking for a Geo-Environmental Consultant to join our growing GGS Scotland team to support delivery of our continuous ground gas monitoring services and risk assessments.


The role will involve carrying out specialist environmental monitoring, risk assessment and reporting on a variety of projects across Scotland. You will be working with the wider team to help deliver essential ground gas monitoring services, along with data processing, analysis and report writing


In your role, you will:

  • help deliver our ground gas monitoring site work

  • process, analyse and interpret ground gas monitoring datasets to inform ground gas risk assessments

  • produce clearly written and technically accurate reports

  • provide technical and on-site supervision of junior members of staff 

  • provide project management support to ensure we deliver GGS Scotland projects on time, to ensure we meet the needs of our clients

  • proactively take responsibility for your own professional development

  • comply with all company policies and processes, and demonstrate our core company values



Caroline is an experienced environmental scientist having worked for 20 years in the environmental sector.


Caroline leads on producing our digital content along with providing work programme planning and management.

The role does require significant travel and field/site work. So, you will need to enjoy being outside, travelling the country and be comfortable working independently in the field.

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What are we looking for?

We particularly want to hear from people looking to take the next step in their career in the ground gas and contaminated land sector.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant geo/environmental discipline (essential)

  • Membership with a relevant professional institution (preferable)

  • Full UK driving license (essential)

Technical effectiveness - skills and experience (essential)

  • Minimum of 2-3 years in the ground gas or contaminated land sector (ideally in consultancy)

  • Experience of analysing, interpreting and presenting ground gas data

  • Experience of preparing scientific reports

  • Experience of relevant ground gas site work and lone working

  • High level of computer literacy

Personal effectiveness – skills and experience (essential)

  • Experience of project management and liaising with clients

  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong application of health, safety and wellbeing procedures

  • Ability to work well within a team and independently.


Desirable skills/qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in a relevant geo/environmental discipline (preferable)

  • Experience of preparing ground gas risk assessments

  • Experience of preparing Conceptual Site Models (for ground gas risk assessments)

  • Technical oversight and mentoring for junior members of staff

  • Experience with specialist software packages (e.g. QGIS, Surfer)


Other information

Specialist training

We provide full specialist technical training to help you develop the ground gas monitoring and assessment skills required for the role. You will work closely with both the GGS Scotland team and the wider GGS family of experts, from site staff through to our directors.


As a new graduate starter, we will support you in your technical and professional development - drawing on the wide range of expertise across the company.


We have a skills development framework which provides a structured approach to tailor your specialist learning, development and progression through the company.


You will be based in the GGS Scotland office in Falkirk.


There will be regular site work primarily across Scotland, and occasional trips to our main UK office in Stockport (e.g. for training, whole company events).


Regular site work primarily across Scotland, along with trips to our UK office, based in Stockport. A company van will be available for travel to site.

Salary, working hours and employee benefits

Salary discussions on application.

Full-time (40 hours/week). But we will also consider part-time working (32 hours/week).

We a take a forward looking approach to taking care of our staff, providing a range of attractive benefits and encouraging a good work-life balance.

Some of these staff benefits include: good pension provision, opt-in for personal private medical insurance, flexible benefit pot, flexible working, over-night stay ‘bonus’ payments and work from home options (when not required to be on site or in the office).

About us



From the Central Belt to the Highlands and Islands, GGS Scotland is a local provider of ground gas monitoring and risk assessment services. We use the latest continuous monitoring techniques, coupled with industry-leading expertise, to help our clients identify safe and cost-effective solutions to hazardous ground gas issues. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team and contribute to this rapidly expanding business. We are an inclusive employer, and we value giving equal opportunities to all.

Further information and applications

For more information contact Matt Askin, Associate Director (GGS Scotland): or on 01324 804 480.

Applications should ideally be via LinkedIn. However, we will also accept CVs sent to, if you are unable to access LinkedIn.


01324 804 480



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