Careers at GDS Instruments

Due to recent expansion GDS has the current vacancies available.


  • Geotechnical Support Engineer
  • Sales Engineer


Job Title: Geotechnical Support Engineer

Department: TRP (Technical Resource Pool)

Role Type: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Hook, Hampshire


Job Description

The role of TRP Engineer is a vital customer facing role where the engineer will be an ambassador for GDS working in the office and in customer laboratories internationally.  In addition to having a good understanding of GDS equipment and its operation the role demands a high standard of personal presentation and excellent communication skills.  The role is varied and requires the appointee to be organised, methodical, keen to handle multiple tasks and flexible in their approach to work.


Main Duties are, but are not limited to:

  • Preparation and maintenance of product manuals.
  • System assembly and QA testing for customer orders ready for shipment.
  • In-house testing and calibration of products and systems.
  • Preparation, maintenance and implementation of internal testing procedures.
  • De-bug and problem solve issues with customer systems and products both at GDS and from the field via phone/email support.
  • Recording and updating of documentation associated with QA and customer orders.
  • Supporting non-technical staff at GDS.
  • Installation of GDS equipment and the provision of any associated training at customers’ premises both internationally and in the UK.


Person Specifications:

  • Minimum graduate level Civil/Geotechnical Engineer or similar, ideally with some experience in lab testing.  Experience of writing papers or other technical literature an advantage.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • Ability to quickly learn in-house developed software packages.
  • A basic understanding and confidence to work with electronic/electrical components and systems.
  • Ability to think logically and problem solve software, mechanical and electrical issues.
  • The capability to independently manage time and prioritise work whilst maintaining agreed deadlines. 
  • A flexible approach to work and be prepared to work with any member of the team.
  • The desire to learn new ideas and concepts.
  • Experience of Microsoft office for report writing and scientific data interpretation.

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Job Title: Sales Engineer

Department: Sales & Marketing

Role Type: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Hook, Hampshire


Job Description

The role of the Sales Engineer is a vital customer facing role where the person appointed will be an ambassador for GDS. In addition to having a good understanding of GDS equipment and its’ operation the role demands a high standard of personal presentation and excellent communication skills. The primary focus of the role is to provide technical and geotechnical support to the customer and the sales team.


Main Duties are, but are not limited to:

  • Efficiently and effectively deal with technical sales enquiries and provide technical advice to the customer and the sales team where necessary.
  • Support the sales team in raising quotations to satisfy customer requirements.
  • Maximise sales of GDS equipment using a high standard of geotechnical knowledge and acquired product knowledge.
  • Support the Marketing Manager by providing up-to-date detailed technical information and content on new and existing GDS products.
  • Assist in the production of sales presentations and technical support videos.
  • Provide technical advice and support for agents through written and verbal communication.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge and experience of GDS equipment and relevant technologies and use this knowledge to convert business issues into customer solutions.
  • Maintain and improve the current GDS internal technical sales documentation.
  • Support the Sales Director from a technical perspective by attending global exhibitions and conferences.
  • Visits to customers worldwide as and when necessary.


Person specification:

  • Minimum graduate level Civil/Mechanical Engineer or similar, ideally with some experience in lab testing preferably using GDS equipment.
  • Highly developed communication skills – able to listen, analyse and act upon customer needs and translate those needs to colleagues.
  • Be professional in your approach with the ability to liaise at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and accurately in written format.
  • Good generic IT skills.
  • Highly motivated, self sufficient and capable of working without supervision.


If you are interested in applying for any of these roles please email Denise Rogers at denise@gdsinstruments.com. NO AGENCIES.