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Geoscience Project Engineer

Founded in 2021, Venterra is at the forefront of the wind energy sector, offering comprehensive services to foster the development of wind energy across the globe. Our ethos is deeply rooted in sustainability, shaping who we are, our operations, and our aspirations to benefit our clients, society, and the environment. As a key ally to wind energy developers, we deliver end-to-end services for the entire lifespan of offshore wind assets.

With a commitment to driving the wind power sector's growth, Venterra aims to be the world's leading service provider by supporting the offshore wind industry's swift expansion and pivotal role in the energy transition. Our mission is to offer unparalleled engineering, construction, and operational services to wind energy developers worldwide. We achieve this by aligning with agile, technology-driven partners who share our entrepreneurial spirit.

As Venterra continues to expand, we are on the lookout for a Geoscience Project Engineer to enhance our team. The selected candidate will be employed through Ordtek and will work from our Hethel, Norwich office.

Role Description: 

As a Geoscience Project Engineer, you will be familiar with most typical infrastructure projects within the field. The role will primarily be office based; however, some site-based work and associated travel will be required from time to time.

The role will require autonomous work, as well as playing a crucial role within a team of Engineers and Consultants to deliver infrastructure, telecoms, and renewable projects. The role would suit a candidate with a background and interest in industries such as land construction, archaeology, marine construction, and environmental science.

Key responsibilities will also include:

  • Engaging proactively with clients to discuss project milestones and deliverables throughout the project’s duration, ensuring the seamless exchange of information and providing continuous support for client operations.
  • Participating in client meetings across the UK, Europe, and globally, either in-person or virtually, to initiate projects and discuss progress and updates.
  • Demonstrating the ability to comprehend client requirements and needs thoroughly.
  • Examining client provided drawings and project/survey specifications meticulously, including a comprehensive review of all technical stipulations.
  • Developing geophysical survey specifications for client tenders and proposals as an integral part of the risk management process.
  • Supplying technical support for tenders to both clients and internal proposal teams.
  • Assessing incoming geophysical data from clients against the expected project outcomes.
  • Analysing project data and generating offshore reports for detailed investigation, employing GIS, Oasis Montaj, and additional software tools for data analysis.
  • Creating GIS charts to effectively present and communicate data to clients in both report and technical formats.
  • Aiding in the development of GIS projects for clients, along with updating and managing relevant spreadsheets.
  • Composing technical reports, including project bridging documents, technical notes, and final project certifications.
  • Editing, proofreading, and evaluating internal client representative reports before distribution to clients.
  • Conducting research into emerging technologies and equipment relevant to offshore geophysical surveys.
  • Keeping project and database-related spreadsheets current for tracking and invoicing purposes.
  • Organising database information through filing, updating, and managing internal documents and data.
  • Guiding less experienced staff by imparting knowledge and offering counsel in familiar areas.
  • Experience in the technique of ground modelling.

Desired Expertise: 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • GIS (ArcMap/ArcPro, QGIS) experience advantageous.
  • Exceptional IT skills.
  • The ability to work as a part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and complete tasks to tight deadlines.
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A full driver’s licence.
  • 2-5 years relevant experience in Geoscience.


  • A University Degree or Masters in geophysics, or related disciplines.

Additional requirements:

Candidates should also be highly organised and motivated individuals with effective communication skills, a good work ethic, and a commitment to technical excellence, personal efficiency, and career progression through Continued Professional Development. Own transport is essential due to the location of the office.

At Venterra:

At Venterra, we are committed to inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We take inclusion and diversity seriously. We know that getting this right is critical for us to live our organisation’s values. We are always trying to improve our way of working to be more inclusive and equal. We are an equal opportunity employer. Our vision is for Venterra to be a place where people of all ethnicities feel welcomed to work.

How to apply: 

Please email a copy of your CV to