Soil Scientist / Consultant - Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Application start and end date: 
10th February 2020 to 16th March 2020
Full time
Remuneration will be tailored to the individual, but will include a competitive salary and career progression through in-house training.
United Kingdom
Contract type: 

Role Outline

Tim O'Hare Associates is a leading soil science and landscape engineering consultancy. The practice offers technical expertise and practical advice in:

• Soil Survey and Site Investigation

 • Soil Handling and Management Strategies

• Soil Testing Services

• Design and Specification Technical Support

• Site Inspections and Monitoring Services.

We are offering a full-time position for an individual to join our team at our head office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Comprehensive in-house training will be provided, and the opportunity to develop specialist skills relating to sports pitch agronomy, drainage design, habitat creation, topsoil manufacture and landscape science.

Typical responsibilities would include:

· Site Work – soil sampling, soil survey and site inspections/monitoring

· Soil Testing – selecting and commissioning soil tests with relevant laboratories and processing incoming test results

· Reporting – writing and issuing interpretative reports

· Support – assisting with the planning, organisation and site work during soil surveys and site monitoring visits

· Client Liaison – telephone and email enquiries, preparing quotations, meetings


· BSc or MSc (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g. soil science, environmental science, ecology, agricultural science, horticultural science, geography, engineering)

· Minimum 2 years relevant work experience

· Self-starter, team player with strong inter-personal skills and proactive character · Good written and oral communication skills

· Competent with standard IT software (Microsoft Office)

· Full clean driving licence


· Member of a professional association

 · Use of AutoCAD

· Knowledge of relevant legislation, technical guidance and codes of practice

· CSCS card

· First Aid training

 Starting Date for applications 30/01/20    -  Closing Date for applications 16/03/20


Further Information

For more information about our practice please look on our website  

If you require any further information about the position please contact Tim O’Hare or Laura Hathaway-Jenkins (

To apply please send your CV and covering letter/email to: