Who are we?

We are an expanding, professional and friendly team, focused on delivering quality driven results for our clients. We take pride in what we do, support each other, and all contribute to the success and growth of our business. We believe that enjoying our job is crucial and while we are all very busy the work is participative, varied, fun and rewarding.

Where are we?

We are based in an office in the beautiful countryside near to Selborne in Hampshire. The town of Alton is four miles away with a fast rail service to London. Our team of multi-disciplined geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers are kept on track (and out of trouble) by our office manager, administrator and the two directors, who work within the team on a daily basis.

Working with us

Our success is down to all of us. The team consists of extremely professional, supportive and customer focused people, all with distinct backgrounds and varying levels of experience. We aim to do a great job for all our clients, establishing long-term business relationships whilst having fun and enjoying what we do. A sense of humour is critical and an interest (and competitive streak) for playing touch rugby helps too!

Whether you are at the beginning of your career, in a more senior role looking to make your next move or even looking for a work-placement as part of your degree programme, we are always on the lookout for great team members, so would always be interested to hear from you. Please contact us at: [email protected]

Graduate development programme

We are looking for enthusiastic graduate Earth Scientists to join our team at Ground & Water. We are offering a structured, 2-year graduate development programme that is designed to accelerate your professional development and progression within our business. At the end of it you will possess all the practical skills sets you need for an exciting career with our company.

You can download full details of our graduate programme here.

Our recruitment process is thorough, legally compliant and candidate focused, so we will always offer you feedback at the various stages of the process.

What the team says

Ground and Water is a friendly and efficient consultancy, which has helped me develop both technically and professionally.


At Ground and Water, there is a pleasant, friendly, relaxed but hard working atmosphere. It’s challenging, interesting work. The office is busy and there’s lots of variety. A good sense of humour is required!


The advantages of working for Ground and Water are that it is growing all the time, and you are a part of that growth. You get to work on a wide range of projects and be involved from start to finish. You can see the geotechnical engineering industry from all angles. And a gneiss geology pun is always appreciated!


In addition to a competitive salary, we have great benefits including:

Able to continually learn and develop from a very experienced, professional team
23 days paid holiday plus English bank holidays, increasing to 25 days after 3 years of service
Use of company vehicles to get to sites
Pension scheme
Autonomy to do your job and deliver results
Small company with excellent growth prospects
Casual dress policy
Free parking
CSR days
Proactive focus on continued professional development
Regular performance reviews
Perkbox Account
Free fruit in the office
Company social events throughout the year
As much tea and coffee as you can drink.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We are committed to supporting all our team in their CPD and have a work and development plan process to help you achieve your goals and just as importantly, identify what will help you get there. Through your induction programme and beyond, we believe in supporting and helping you develop, which benefits not only our customers, but also you and your colleagues.

We have a mentoring programme to ensure you become as effective and comfortable in your role as efficiently as possible. We have an open approach to learning and development activities and recognise that each team member learns and responds to development in unique and individual ways.

We believe that team members should take responsibility for ensuring their CPD and development is actioned and your learning needs are discussed regularly within the work and development plan process.