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Ground Investigation Specialist

  • R0008846
  • Singapore
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Regular

Job Description

As a key member of newly formed project delivery team, you shall work with the relevant project and operational managers to establish, maintain and develop high quality field resources and deliver well-executed work within Singapore and South East Asia region. The role requires strong hands-on experience and supervisory-level leadership of field operations across two or more of the following ground investigation disciplines:

  • Geotechnical drilling and sampling using wireline, vibratory coring and driven tube techniques
  • In-situ test deployment, typically cone penetration tests (CPT)
  • Marine vessel management including jack up platforms and/or barges
  • Plant and equipment maintenance, trouble shooting and safe diagnostics of mechanical and hydraulic systems
  • Digital geo-data acquisition

You shall be giving guidance, training and support in your role and you are expected to pass the same to your subordinates. As such, it is essential you strive for personal development and best quality output in the performance of your duties, which are summarized as follows:

  • Senior driller on site as and when necessary
  • Be a critical part of the relevant project and operational teams
  • Effective execution of ground investigation fieldwork and data acquisition
  • Develop, supervise and support the staff resource
  • Develop and routinely maintain the plant and equipment resource
  • Coordinate with suppliers and contribute to best procurement of supplies and services
  • Work with the engineering staff to help formalize procedures, which shall be manifest in useful, effective method statements and risk assessments for controlling work activities
  • Undertake site inspections and ensure mobilization plans are well-constructed and delivered
  • Implement the highest practicable standards of health, safety and environmental performance
  • Perform field work to meet the requirements for technical standard and program
  • Act as role model for diligent execution of job duties
  • Uphold and exceed where possible, Fugro requirements in technical, QHSE, citizenship and corporate compliance standards


  • Minimum 10 years of working experience in ground investigation field
  • Highly competent with rotary, top drive drilling rigs including wireline systems
  • Track record and personal references validating ability to deliver good geotechnical outputs
  • Willing to work overseas
  • Driver
  • Strong hands-on expertise in ground investigation
  • Team player and strong problem-solving skills
  • IT knowledge including the enthusiasm to implement digital data acquisition procedures
  • Effective communication skills including verbal and written communication in English

Good organisational skills

Remuneration package:

  • Commensurate with experience and qualification
  • Accommodation in crew flat with charge against salary (amount to be agreed)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 5 standard days (08:30 – 17:30 on site)
  • Minimum 1 rest day every 6 working days
  • Overtime paid on 6th workday at 1.5x hourly rate
  • Work conducted on Sunday and Public Holiday reimbursed at 2x hourly rate
  • Transport to and from workplace shall be provided or public transport cost reimbursed
  • Current Singapore construction industry COVID measures require:
    • Rest day to be taken on a weekday
    • Sunday treated as normal workday
    • Daily transport to and from work site to be provided
  • For overseas project role:
    • Daily allowance will be paid, amount is dependent on the project agreement in place
    • If working during a Singapore public holiday, flat rate payment will be made plus day off in lieu
    • If public holiday is taken off in country of work, flat rate payment will be made
    • If working during public holiday in country of work, flat rate payment will be made
  • For existing Fugro employees transferring to Singapore, flight to and from Singapore will be paid at start and finish of contract.

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Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated.