• Build and maintain relationships with clients and other professionals involved in the site.
  • Maintain safety standards on site.
  • Be mindful of cost implications when you make recommendations
  • Complete three distinct stages for each project you undertake.

First Stage:

  • Study geological maps and aerial photographs from a range of sources and from different time periods
  • Examine construction plans to see how feasible they are based on your understanding of the site
  • Investigate risks or geological hazards for the site
  • Search for environmentally sensitive features, such as landfill
  • Start to develop factual and interpretive ground models.
  • Plan field investigations.

Second Stage:

  • Drill and analyses samples of bedrock, soil, groundwater and additional materials
  • Supervise other professionals on site
  • Solve technical issues as they arise, such as unexpected structures at drill sites
  • Monitor conditions during and after construction to make sure structures are stable in the short and long term.

Third Stage:

  • Adding data collected on site to your initial research
  • Creating geotechnical calculations, drawings, and two or three-dimensional computer models interpreting the data.
  • Making recommendations about the proposed use of the site.