Lead Driller


Competitive Plus Van

Closes 22/07/2022

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Lead Driller

Are you an enthusiastic team player? Can you deliver exceptional results on a range of projects? Do you want to make a difference in a growing region?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Driller to join our Geotech Team, based from our Blantyre Office - and there has never been a better time to join!

The Role

As a Lead Driller at Story Contracting you will correctly interpret specific drilling instructions given (in-situ testing and sample preservation) on site and carry them out efficiently to enable boreholes to be drilled in a timely manner and on program. 

Key Responsibilities;

  • Manage all aspects of change in relation to the drawings and specification.
  • Manage and implement the Quality management procedures in line with the whole site team.
  • Undertake CAT scanning and hand excavated trial holes.
  • Provide competent operation of dynamic sampling drilling rigs including installation of simultaneous casing systems and in-sist SPT and DPSH testing.
  • Undertake installation of instrumentation piezometers, inclinometers, extensometers, standpipes, vibrating wire piezo’s etc..
  • Produce drillers logs and Factual Reporting to current codes and guidance
  • Ensure the project is completed to the agreed specifications 


At Story Contracting, we invest in our people. We provide award-winning training and development opportunities for all employees to help you get to where you want to be in your career.

In addition to a competitive salary, pension, we show we care about our people by offering a health cash plan and wellbeing support to keep you fit and well - inside and outside of work.

We care about our communities too and offer our employees two paid for volunteering days each year to spend as a team or individually.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Personal Track Safety (PTS) certified, and Health and safety aware within the Rail Sector  
  • Minimum 3years experience as Lead Driller or 5 years Driller in geotechnical investigation dynamic sampling  
  • NVQ Level 2 Lead Driller Diploma (or evidence working towards qualification).
  • CSCS card 
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Flexible, versatile and motivated 
  • Ability to work on your own but thrives within the team 
  • In-date BDA audit (if NVQ qualified)
  • SSSTS/ SMSTS (desirable)
  • First Aid Trained  
  • Experience of operating multi-purpose rigs 
  • Excellent communication skills with Client representatives and internal personnel 
  • Experience of maintenance of plant and Vehicles  


Why Story Contracting?

  • Story Contracting is a privately-owned, award-winning infrastructure company who is financially secure and agile with a wide range of public, private and third sector clients who enjoy working with our talented and committed team. Our track record for delivery on time and to budget, safely and reliably, has meant repeat business from our clients, which is reflected in our motto of ‘Do It Right!’
  • Our values are at the heart of everything we do - the way we work and the behaviours we display. We believe that this is what makes Story Contracting and our people exceptional.
  • GROUNDED - Everyone is equal at Story. We are down to earth and treat each other with respect.
  • HARDWORKING - We all pull our weight and work hard for each other.
  • PROUD - We are proud of our safety, our projects, our people, our clients and the success we create together.
  • FAMILY - We nurture, train, develop and keep our people safe, just like a family. We are inclusive and do the right thing for the business and its people.
  • TRUSTED - What we say is what we do. Our clients, our people and our communities trust us to do it right.
  • WINNERS - We are hungry for success and want to be the best performing contractor for our clients, our people and our communities.

Find out more about what it’s like to be part of Team Story here. https://www.storycontracting.com/jobs/

Every Story Matters

  • We are proud to be a place where everyone can be part of the Story!
  • As part of our pledge to eliminate discrimination and encourage diversity among our Story Team, our ‘Every Story’ policy https://www.storycontracting.com/about-us/our-culture-values/  ensures all employees are a part of a diverse environment and always feel included.
  • All applicants will receive careful consideration for employment regardless of who you are, where you come from or what you believe in.

Think you’d be a good fit?

  • Successful applicants will be contacted shortly after the closing date.
  • Click below to apply and start your Story.

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