Careers at GDS Instruments

Due to expansion, GDS are currently recruiting for a Graduate Geotechnical Systems Engineer and a Commissioning & Quality Engineer.

Job Title: Graduate Geotechnical Systems Engineer (Full Time)


Purpose of the role:

You will gain a good understanding of GDS equipment and it’s operation and you will be required to present yourself impeccably, possessing excellent communication skills. 

This role is varied and requires our successful candidate to be organised, methodical, keen to handle multiple tasks and flexible in their approach to work. 


Additionally, you will be responsible for: 

  • 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 technical procedures.
  • De-bug and problem solve issues with customer systems and products both at GDS and in the field via phone, email & on-site 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 in the UK and internationally.


In order to be successful in this role you must have: 

  • Minimum graduate level Civil/Geotechnical Engineer or similar, ideally with some experience in geotechnical 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: Commissioning and Quality Engineer (Full Time)


Purpose of the role:

In this role, you will develop a detailed knowledge of GDS equipment and its operation following our training. You will be an ambassador for GDS working in the workshop and at our customer’s laboratories; opportunities exist for overseas travel within this role. 

This role is open to both graduates with little experience or to fully experienced and qualified undergraduate candidates. You will report to the Commissioning and Quality Team Lead on most cases and the Geotechnical Systems Manager when required.


In addition to this, you will also be responsible for:

  • Commission products within required dates and to the highest quality standards.
  • Carry out initial testing and commissioning.
  • Meticulously follow work procedure 
  • Update work procedures and report changes.
  • System assembly and quality assurance testing prior to shipping.
  • Maintaining records and documentation associated with customer orders and Quality assurance.
  • Evaluate and conduct repairs on returned equipment and systems, using established procedures to manage the repairs workflow.
  • Liaise with the Geotechnical Systems Engineers to develop and improve testing capabilities for products. Provide feedback to production teams for continuous improvement. 
  • Preparation, maintenance and implementation of internal and external technical procedures, help-sheets and boilerplates.
  • De-bug and problem solve issues with products both at GDS and in the field via on-site support.
  • Installation of GDS equipment and the provision of any associated training at customers’ premises both in the UK and internationally.
  • Be fully aware of Health and Safety requirements and ensure safe working at all times within team(s).


In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Experience with Test Engineering. Either as an electro-mechanical test engineer or with materials testing.
  • A degree or HNC in a related engineering field is an advantage.
  • A basic understanding and confidence to work with electronic/electrical components and systems.
  • Ability to think logically and fault find software, mechanical and electrical issues.
  • Previous experience or general understanding of sensors, transducers and machine control would be an advantage.
  • The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and understand manuals, schematics, plans and specifications would be an advantage.
  • Ability to quickly learn in-house developed software packages.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • The ability to prioritise and work withing 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.
  • Must have a high standard of housekeeping, cleanliness and tidiness.




Note: All applicants will need to be eligible to live and work in the UK

For all enquires please contact Denise Rogers and Salena Turner at denise@gdsinstruments.com and salena@gdsinstruments.com