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Trainee / Assistant Geophysicist

  Phase Site Investigations Ltd in Newton Aycliffe
   £18,500 (for trainee position) up to £22,000
  Apply before: 17/08/2020
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
Trainee geophysicist starting salary is £18,500 per annum
Assistant geophysicist salary is £20,250 to £22,000

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 role
Phase Site Investigations is looking to recruit someone to join our geophysics team at either trainee or assistant level.  For the assistant role we are looking for someone who has some type of previous experience in archaeological geophysics or related engineering / environmental geophysics.  For the trainee role all we require is someone who is hardworking 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 reach the appropriate level of competency and familiarity with our equipment and procedures.

The position 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 will 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. 
  • 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.

If you are interested in joining us then please send a CV and covering letter by email:

We are always interested in hearing from experienced geophysicists (at all levels) so if you have more experience than the above positions require feel free to get in touch and we would review your application / interest separately to the advertised position.




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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