HS2 Ground Investigation Engineer

What does an HS2 Ground Investigation Engineer do?

A typical day for an HS2 Ground Investigation Engineer can include:

  • Planning and monitoring detailed field investigations – this involves drilling and analysing samples of the ground
  • Making sure working conditions for your team are safe and healthy
  • Advising on problems with the ground that might affect how the railway is built
  • Helping hire contractors to carry out GI work
  • Managing staff, including engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, consultants and contractors
  • Managing a department budget
  • Reviewing historical information and reports about the site
  • Studying and understanding HS2 designs for structures like tunnels and bridges.


Typical hours are 8:30 to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. Sometimes you’ll need to visit teams on site, more so as HS2 gets closer to being built.

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