Specialist Geoenvironmental & Survey Services

SOCOTEC offers fully integrated services relating to contaminated land, geotechnical, waste management, site survey and environmental requirements for clients across a broad range of sectors. Our teams of experienced consultants and technicians are on hand to provide support and effective management of complex multifaceted requirements.

Economic recovery has led to increased numbers of construction and development projects getting underway but today’s clients require more integrated and cost effective investigation and design services, procured later in the project lifecycle.

The ability to combine advice and design services with site investigation and specialist site services adds value to projects. This capability is offered by SOCOTEC’s contaminated land, waste and environmental, geotechnical and surveys teams backed up by a full laboratory and site investigation service.

Our Advisory Services Include:

  • Contaminated land advice from desk study through investigation and risk assessment to remediation and verification
  • Waste management advice and waste classification
  • Geotechnical and civil engineering design and advice
  • Environmental permitting advice
  • Hydrogeological risk assessment
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Asbestos in soils advice
  • Sustainability auditing including biomass
  • Environmental management and auditing
  • Due diligence auditing
  • Planning and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Soil and landscape science


Our Site and Laboratory Services Include:

  • Mobile chemical analysis laboratory
  • Utility surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Geophysical and UXO surveys (on and off shore)
  • Hydrographic surveys
  • Full in house site investigation capability
  • Environmental and occupational monitoring
  • Multitasking site sampling, monitoring and in situ testing teams
  • Resident engineer and site chemist services
  • Geotechnical and materials laboratories
  • Environmental chemistry, asbestos and nuclear laboratories
  • Data management specialists


SOCOTEC takes pride in being at the forefront of innovation and market developments. Our combined advisory and site teams backed up by in house chemical analysis and geotechnical testing laboratories are an example of our coordinated approach to a complex requirement.


Benefits of Using SOCOTEC’s Specialist Site and Laboratory Services:

  • Ensures that all geotechnical and environmental design and data gathering requirements are integrated for a cost effective design
  • Provides a pragmatic approach to environmental risk assessment and design to develop cost effective options for regulatory approval
  • A single source provider for advisory services, site investigation, survey and laboratory services provides an integrated approach and avoids supply chain mark up and programme delay
  • Extensive experience of regulatory negotiations and providing positive outcomes for clients
  • A unique range of site survey and investigation capabilities enables the best approach and innovation in problem solving
  • Access to highly specialist technical input via a project manager with an understanding of the client's requirements and objectives


To find out more about our services or to discuss your project’s requirements, please contact us.