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Trainee / assistant geophysicist / geophysicist - all grades

  Phase Site Investigations Ltd in Newton Aycliffe
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  Apply before: 15/12/2021
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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Trainee / assistant geophysicist / geophysicist  - all grades
Trainee starting salary is £18,500 per annum
Assistant salary is £21,100 to £23,000
Geophysicists with experience salary start from £23,300 and would be dependent on experience and the role offered.
The company
Phase Site Investigations is a specialist geophysical survey company. We work in a variety of sectors, from archaeology to engineering geophysics and utility tracing, utilising a range of different geophysical techniques including ground penetrating radar, magnetics, microgravity electromagnetics and resistivity imaging.
We believe in collecting high quality data and producing informed interpretations and are committed to training and continual mentoring of our staff to ensure that they are able to collect, process and interpret the highest quality data possible.  We are a market leader in high resolution cart-based magnetic surveys and we apply the same dedication to quality and innovation to all the types of survey that we undertake.
Details on the range of work that we carry out can be found on our website.
The roles
Phase Site Investigations is looking to add to our geophysics team.  We have a role for a trainee but are also interested in people with existing geophysics experience from assistant through to senior team leader grades.  We would also be interested in applications from people with experience of archaeological geophysics who want to broaden their skillset and get involved in utility surveying
For the trainee role all we require is someone who is hardworking, enthusiastic and willing to learn as full training will be provided.  It is anticipated that the trainee role would be for a period of up to 6 months with progression through to an assistant once the candidate has reached the appropriate level of competency and familiarity with our equipment and procedures.
For other positions we are looking for someone who has previous experience in archaeological geophysics or related engineering / environmental geophysics.  
The positions will involve significant site work, often in challenging conditions, and is a physically demanding job but there will also be an office element involving processing data and assisting with drawing work.  As your experience grows the office side of your workload will increase to include interpretation and reporting. We are looking for individuals who are keen to learn and take on added responsibility as their experience grows.  The role will involve archaeological surveys but you may also assist in the other types of survey work that we undertake so there will be variety in your workload.
Training will be given in all aspects of field work, processing and interpretation as required.  This is a permanent post with scope for career progression for someone who is motivated and hardworking.
We are based near Darlington but undertake surveys across the UK and so a driving licence and the flexibility to work away from home are crucial.  Occasional weekend work and staying away over weekends may be required.
The successful candidate must be motivated, enthusiastic, enjoy working outdoors and have the ability to work to tight deadlines. 

If you are interested in joining us then please send a CV and covering letter by email.
Travel time for surveys to and from our offices will form part of your normal working hours
Expenses and accommodation are paid / provided when surveys require overnight stays away from the office.
Applications will be considered as they are received, with a final closing date of Wednesday 15th December 2021.  Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.





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