Geowynd is part of the Ocean Infinity group offering market leading advanced geo-services to the offshore renewable industry. Geowynd is a geosolutions company that deploys smart data analytics and testing methods to interpret and integrate big data from the seabed and sub-seabed to realise opportunities for offshore energy assets. Our mission is to deliver data-driven advanced geodata analysis and interpretation to our Clients to the highest standards and to ensure that ground risks are mitigated and design opportunities are realised. We find innovative reliable solutions for some of the world’s most complex geotechnical problems. Geowynd are committed to supporting the global transition towards fossil-fuel free living, enabling people and the planet to thrive.
At Geowynd we embrace a culture of innovation and continuously strive for improvement through team collaboration and continued learning. Our aim is the continual development of engaged, passionate engineers and geo-professionals that solve complex problems that add real value to renewable energy projects. During your career at Geowynd, you’ll have the chance to work on some of the largest offshore renewable energy projects in the world and work within a technical leading team.
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We are seeking a Geotechnician to perform advanced laboratory testing at our geotechnical laboratory in Southampton, UK.
Description and Main Purpose of the Job
The successful candidate will be a team member at Geowynd and will be focused on providing the highest quality, high value data for interpretation by the laboratory engineering team. The Geotechnician role will be focused on laboratory testing activities, but duties will include calibration of equipment, and an active role in the accreditation process, including being audited by external assessors.
The responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to:
- Performing laboratory testing, including classification, triaxial, direct simple shear and resonant column testing.
- Preparing samples for testing, ensuring samples are available to promote efficient progression of test programs.
- Ensuring test programming and tracking software is updated to allow accurate testing progress updates to be provided to clients.
- Performing daily equipment & environmental quality checks throughout the laboratory, informing the senior personnel where anything out of the ordinary or out of specification is found.
- Performing routine equipment calibrations and checks, whether planned or as requested.
- Taking an active role during accreditation assessments and performing verification tests when required to do so.
- Ensuring a high level of cleanliness throughout the laboratory facility, and ensuring the equipment is maintained to the highest standard.
- Complying with Geowynd management system policies, practices, programs, and procedures.
- Supporting Geowynd’s environmental and social goals.
You will have the following key skills:
- The ability to operate within a team.
- An aptitude for mechanical testing.
- An eye for detail, and the ability to follow written procedures.
The following skills are desirable for the role:
- A keen interest in geotechnical laboratory testing.
- Formal health & safety training.
- Ideally, prior experience of working within a laboratory environment.
What you can expect:
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