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Industrial Placement – Geo-Environmental Services, McCloy Consulting

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Industrial Placement Student – Geo-Environmental Services


McCloy Consulting Ltd

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Location: N. Ireland | Reference: OCT23/IP-GES


We are currently seeking applications from dynamic and determined undergraduate students, currently undertaking a BSc in Geography or MEng in Environmental Engineering, to join our Industrial Placement Scheme as an Geo-Environmental Technician. The role is temporary, nominally Summer 2024 – Summer 2025, a minimum of 12 months, with dates and duration flexible.

The role will be to offer technical support primarily to our geo-environmental and flood teams. In return, the successful candidate will benefit from a salary, on the job training from the best in the industry, mentoring and enhanced career opportunities. The Industrial Placement will help prepare you for a successful career in geo environmental consultancy.

The successful candidate must be motivated and ambitious with a keen interest in our fields of expertise; in particular hydrogeology, geology, contaminated land, water resources, EIA and environmental monitoring.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of GIS figures, data collation and manipulation.

  • Assist with the preparation of technical and planning reports.

  • Assist with fieldwork and surveys.

  • Provide technical support to other members of the team.

  • Operate under the Company Quality Policy and procedures.

The candidate:

As a minimum, candidates must be able to demonstrate they:

  • are working towards a BSc/MEng/MSc in Geology, Geography, Environmental engineering, Environmental Science (or equivalent).

  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • have a good level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and IT in general.

  • have previous AutoCAD / GIS / Programming or coding skills.

  • are a team player and can develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues and clients.

  • can work efficiently, be proactive, use initiative and have good time management skills.

  • are eligible to work in the UK and Ireland common travel area.

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • have proficiency in the use of GIS.

  • are working towards an Environmental-focused qualification with emphasis on the water environment.

  • have an awareness of design standards and planning processes relevant to their field.

  • have a full clean driving license.

How to Apply

Applicants should provide a CV and cover letter by email ( to include OCT24/IP-GES in the subject line outlining qualifications and experience, indicating basic salary expectations and any other relevant information.

Company benefits

  • We understand the needs of the individual in an ever more demanding world and will consider flexible start and finish times, along with providing generous annual leave package.

  • We provide a generous contributory pension plan.

  • We believe in employee training to make sure that you make the most of your talents specific to your role within the company.

  • For individuals who demonstrate continued service we will consider how we can support you financially if you would like to undertake further professional qualifications.

  • We cover the cost of membership fees of one relevant professional institution at membership / chartered / examined level relevant to your job role.


To apply: Send your CV to with the Reference ID OCT24/IP-GES  in the subject line

Location: The role will be hybrid, consisting of remote working from home with office attendance based in our attractive head office in Mossley Mill, offering superbly appointed spacious working conditions in a converted mill building located outside Belfast, with easy access by train and motorway. Remote working outside NI / Ireland is not available.

Salary: We will pay a competitive salary – negotiable dependent on skills and prior experience.

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