Lead Rotary Driller
12h ago

Lead Rotary Dr iller

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because we look beyond our projects and programmes and you’ll see it’s about human stories.

From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most and improving quality of life.

Job Description

Arcadis are looking for an Experienced Lead Driller based at our Thornbury facility. The position will involve working throughout the UK across a variety of sites and sectors including manufacturing, petrochemical and construction environments.

The work will focus on the use of rotary drilling equipment but previous experience with dynamic / windowless sampling would be beneficial.

The successful candidate would be expected to work independently, demonstrating leadership and taking a key role in the development of assistant drillers / second-men, and health and safety stewardship.

Please note that although the majority of work will be away, daily commuting to Thornbury may be required at times; therefore, the successful candidate will reside within a reasonable commute from the depot.


  • As a minimum 2 years’ experience acting in the role of Lead Driller and preferably holding an NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling.
  • Experience in Logging to BS5930 and knowledge of Eurocode 7 would be beneficial.
  • A full, clean driving licence (Category B) is essential with supplementary entitlement for C1+E and / or C preferable.
  • Valid CSCS Card.
  • It would also be beneficial if the applicant holds an SPA / PIA training card or Personal Track Safety (PTS) accreditations.
  • However, the required training will be provided in any event.

  • Ability to stay away from home Monday-Friday. Accommodation, Travel and Food allowance will be provided.
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals.

    And, as a people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions.

    Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community.

    We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.


    As a minimum 2 years’ experience acting in the role of Lead Driller and preferably holding an NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling.

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