Geotechnical Observations provide structural and geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring services for civil engineering projects


Geotechnical and structural instrumentation is used to monitor the performance of ground and structures. This information is used to deliver feedback to engineers about their designs and construction processes. This can be used to improve their designs, introduce efficiencies and very importantly to protect against potential failures.


Three reasons to use us:

  • You want the right instruments and you want them installed well.

  • You want to receive results that make sense.

  • You want help to understand the results if they don’t make sense.

Our measurements answer your questions



Manual measurements

Manual measurements

Automatic measurements

Automatic measurements

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We are the exclusive distributor of ShapeArray displacement monitoring equipment in the UK.
ShapeArrays are manufactured in Canada by Measurand Inc.


The objective of monitoring should be to provide as much information as is relevant to the problem being investigated and in the simplest and most complete form possible to be of use to those who have to make engineering judgements.

Senior Management Team

Dr Andrew Ridley

Owner and Managing Director

Gary Evans Matt Azzopardi Robin Dear Jonathan Gammon

Operations Director Sales Director Finance Director Adviser/ NE Director

Other members of our team:

David Baggs - Data Technician

Remco Bax - Monitoring Technician

Sam Buckley - Monitoring Supervisor

Sam Holloway - Monitoring Supervisor

Georgia Peeler - Monitoring Engineer

Andres Rodrigues - Monitoring Engineer

Bruno Norberto - Projects Manager

Dr Nicola Bicocchi - Geodaisy® Manager

Dr John Kavanagh - Data Manager

Anthony Baggs - Senior Instrumentation Technician

David Haugh - Business Administrator


Want to know how we can help you…?

Interested in working with us?

We're always on the lookout for like-minded, talented people to be part of our team. If you are interested in joining us just download and complete our Application Form.

Why work with us?

We are a talented structural and geotechnical monitoring company based in Surrey and working out of different sites across the UK. We are a place where clients feel looked after, where they trust our ability to deliver good quality data and come up with new products to support them.

Our people, technology and extensive experience help our clients with civil engineering projects large and small.  We work on exciting and prestigious projects at the forefront of the civil engineering sector including the new Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Airport, Crossrail, Northern Line Extension and Hinkley Point C. 

We are also proudly the exclusive distributor for UK/Ireland of Measurand SAA Geotechnical Instruments Shape Sensing Products.

What can we offer you?

We actively offer opportunities across our company, encourage development and career progression.   We have also recently developed an internal career path for our monitoring engineers to support development and progression.

You will have the opportunity to contribute, attend and take part in industry events, exhibitions and supplier development sessions. 

We value fairness, inclusion and respect.    Respect and working together well, is a number one priority for us. We want your experience of us to be professional and one that you will tell others about.

We like giving something back. All our employees are able to take up to 2 days paid leave per year to undertake charity work of their choice.  

We are dedicated in supporting our engineers of the future.  We support many STEM events and are passionate about the future of engineering.

We like to get together as a company regularly. Expect to be invited to all our social events and communication catch ups.  It’s just one of the ways we stay in touch with each other.

We have strong values and ways of working. Our professional reputation is second to none, which makes us an attractive place to work. Our values and the way we work can’t be separated – it’s who we are.

Our real life employee stories

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what some of our employees and recent Interns say about their life at GeO:

Georgia Peeler, Monitoring Engineer

I joined Geotechnical Observations in July 2018, as a ‘Monitoring Engineer’. In my role, I have taken part in projects such as HS2 and the Northern Line Extension, installing and reading various instruments. These instruments have included inclinometers, extensometers and two types of piezometers; all devices used to monitor ground conditions in innovative and creative techniques. I have also been involved in processing data on some smaller projects. The best thing about working for Geo-Obs has been meeting and working alongside individuals who have knowledgeable and interesting career backgrounds in a diversity of areas.  This has been a great stepping stone to the next challenge in my career.

Joe Birnie, Intern

During my time with GeO I gained good solid work experience, which wasn't only sitting behind a desk - actually getting onto site in person and seeing all the engineering aspects which surround a project (props, piling rigs etc.). It helped me with my MSc as I had something to talk about which they could relate to. Great project experience on Northern Line Extension. Seeing something in first person and being able to ask questions like 'what is a capping beam' is always better than reading about it or being shown a picture/presentation.

Theo Clayton, Intern

Working on the Northern Line Extension with Geotechnical Observations provided me with invaluable industry experience. I was able to put some of the skills I had learnt during my first year at university into practice; as well as gaining new ones and providing me with an insight of how work is carried out on site. My internship at Geotechnical Observations also helped me to be accepted onto the University of Surrey's ICE scholarship scheme.

Current Opportunities

The following opportunities currently exist to work with us:

Monitoring Technicians - Weybridge

We are looking to recruit Monitoring Technicians based at our office in Weybridge.

You will have an interest or a qualification in engineering. Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Undertaking site-based duties, including installation, commissioning, reading and maintenance of structural and geotechnical instrumentation.

  • Collating site records and submitting them to the Projects Manager.

  • Processing data from structural and geotechnical instrumentation.


We are looking for people with a positive attitude who are happy to work alone or with small groups of other people on construction projects. They must also be committed to providing high quality work to a programme. Other requirements are:

  • A qualification in a related engineering discipline is desirable or a keen interest in engineering.

  • Full UK Driving licence for at least one year.

  • The ability to work in the UK.

  • Comfortable working outside onsite, away from home and nights when required. 

  • Practical minded, methodical, conscientious, flexible, problem solver with a can-do attitude.

  • The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing is essential for this role.

  • Willing to work outside office hours when needed including weekends and nights.

C# Programmer - Southampton

We are looking to recruit a C# programmer to work with our Geodaisy development and support team in Southampton.

You will have at least 5 years’ experience as a .NET developer and be familiar with and have experience of designing and implementing commercial software customisations; as well as bespoke application design, using the Microsoft .NET platform including ASP.Net, MVC5, C#, SQL Server.

The ideal candidate for this position should be motivated and able to resolve complex technical issues with experience of developing and supporting ASP.Net and Azure based web applications within an Agile environment.


  •  Have expert level skills in .NET (C#), SQL Server, MS Environments (IIS, Azure), MVC5, MS Design Patterns incorporating SOLID development principles.

  • Have a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and related libraries, frameworks and technologies.

  • Have experience in and be responsible for recruiting and leading/mentoring more junior .NET team members.

  • Be familiar with source control and continuous integration practises and tools, e.g. Git, Team City, Octopus Deploy.

  • Make technical decisions and advise on approach, tools and technical design.

  • Actively take part in working groups, labs sessions and show and tells to the rest of the department.

  • Be responsible for the quality of the team output through regular code reviews and contribute to the evolution of our development standards, process and ways of working.

  • Be a guardian of our standards and make sure they are being adhered to.

  • Develop your skills through appropriate training courses.

  • Have a flexible and pragmatic approach to developing and delivering solutions.

  • Be ambitious, proactive and self-managing.


  • Experience in Telerik Kendo UI.

  • Experience in Highcharts.

  • Expert working in an agile environment.

  • Any experience with .NET Core.


  •  On-going on-the-job training and development in your chosen field.

  • Performance related bonus.

  • 20 days paid holiday, plus bank holidays.

  • Pension contributions.

  • Company social activities.

  • Time off to attend relevant industry talks and conferences.

  • Company phone.

Interested in these opportunities?

Send your CV and a covering letter to


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