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A Day in the Life of a Geophysicist

A Day in the Life of a Geophysicist

Harry Higgs has worked in SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation division for the last three years and currently holds the position of senior geophysicist. In this blog, Harry explains the bespoke nature of his role and the importance of clear communication and accuracy within the geophysical sector.…

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A Day in the Life of a Field Technician

A Day in the Life of a Field Technician

With over 12 years’ experience in the ground investigation industry, Nathan Finnan has been working as a senior field technician at SOCOTEC’s Deeside office for the last two years. Attending some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure projects, Nathan discusses the various benefits of field technician work, detailing how his past experience as a window sample driller continues to play a major part in his day-to-day role.…

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A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

A Day in the Life of a Project Manager

Pete Mercer has worked as a project manager for SOCOTEC for the last 5 years. He started with the company 13 years ago as a graduate engineer following completion of his degree in geology from the University of Greenwich, Pete then moved on to become a grade engineer before being promoted to project manager.…

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Behind the Scenes: A Career for Principal Geologist

Behind the Scenes: A Career for Principal Geologist

Ground investigation is about delivering geotechnical information for designers to use for the construction of safe and serviceable structures, in an efficient, economic and environmentally considerate manner. As such, deriving an understanding of the geology and ground conditions - and conveying this within a technical report - is fundamental to the final stage in the overall delivery of a ground investigation. With a focus on high service delivery, the role of the principal geologist is crucial in leading the technical team, as discussed by Clare Chapman, operations director for Ground Investigation, who also introduces three members of the SOCOTEC GI team who have recently been promoted to the Principal Geologist position.…

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