Trainee Geotechnical Site Technician / Driller / Labourer

Job Vacancy Details

DATE POSTED: October 10, 2022
SALARY: Negotiable plus benefits
START DATE: As soon as a suitable candidate has been found

A Trainee Geotechnical Site Technician / Driller / Labourer is required to join Harrison Testing Services based in Norwich, to work on a range of site investigation projects across East Anglia and further afield.

Candidates as a minimum should have numeracy and literacy to GCSE grade C or equivalent. In-house training will be provided, with the potential opportunity to progress to a NVQ level 2 Technician.

Candidates must have a clean driving licence and ideally be a minimum 21 years of age for insurance purposes, you should also be hard-working and not afraid to get your hands dirty.


Working on-site, collecting soil samples and performing in-situ testing to obtain ground information for use in the design of foundations for structures and assessment of ground contamination.

Sample handling, storage and disposal, specialist ground drilling, breaking-out ground, hand-excavation of trial pits and undertaking in-situ testing, including:

  • Window Sampling
  • Dynamic Probing
  • Plate Bearing Testing (PBT)
  • California Bearing Ratio testing (CBR)
  • Density testing
  • TRL Probe testing
  • Light Weight Deflectometer testing (LWD)
  • Shear Vane testing

This list is not exhaustive. Suitable training will be provided, and the successful candidate will be expected to take a leading role, get actively involved and become an integral part of the team.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your CV, by email, to:

Harrison Group is an equal opportunities employer