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Entry level - Assistant Driller/ Field Engineer
Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what's most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you'll see it's about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we're focused on making an impact where it matters most - and improving quality of life.

Job Description

Our Drilling team is looking for an entry level Assistant Field Engineer to come join our team to get trained on how to undertake drilling activities for our environmental and geotechnical projects and complete work in this area.

To joins us as an Assistant Field Engineer, you will not need any previous experience in drilling, but should be someone who enjoys a hands-on, outdoor job. As an Assistant Drillers you will support the Lead Driller on completing drilling projects, which will include driving to the drilling site, setting up and advancing boreholes using a range of drilling equipment (rotary drilling, dynamic/windowless sampling), collecting samples, installing monitoring equipment, making the work areas safe, following H&S procedures and other ad hoc duties.

The role will require you to travel to sites across the UK during the working week and stay local to the drilling site Monday-Friday. PPE and Accommodation/Travel expenses will be provided.

As part of your career development, you will receive training from day one to become a competent Assistant driller and will be enrolled on an NVQ on completion of your probationary period. For those wishing to progress further in-house training, Apprenticeships and NVQ's in Land Drilling will be available to allow you to work towards becoming a qualified Lead Driller.

  • You must be a motivated person, who enjoys a hands-on, outdoor jobs. Experience as a labourer, delivery driver, trade person, meter installer, etc. is beneficial but not required.
  • A driving licence is essential, ideally supplemented with Category B+E, C1+E, or C entitlement.
  • Ability to stay away from home Monday-Friday. Accommodation, Travel and Food allowance will be provided.
  • Basic IT Skills
  • The following competencies/accreditations would be beneficial: CSCS, SPA/PIA, Personal Track Safety (PTS). The required training will be provided in any event.

Why Arcadis?

At Arcadis, you'll have the opportunity to build the career that's right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a 'people first' business, it's why we'll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions. Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

  • A driving licence is essential, preferably supplemented with Category B+E, C1+E, or C entitlement.
  • The following competencies/accreditations would be beneficial: CSCS, SPA/PIA, Personal Track Safety (PTS). The required training will be provided in any event.

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Trainee Field Engineer
Postal Code
Newmarket CB8, UK Show on map
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