Geological Survey Ireland is seeking the provision of services of a Quaternary geology specialist for a 2 year contract for sub-soils and geomorphology mapping in various areas around Ireland.
The Geological Mapping programme creates maps that depict the rocks and sub-soils of the onshore area of Ireland. We collect new data by field surveying and borehole drilling, and combine them with existing mapping to produce map products at various scales and levels of complexity. Our aim is a seamless, maintained, online data set of bedrock and subsoils geological mapping that is reliable, accessible and meets the requirements of all users.
Our Quaternary geology field programme is gathering outcrop, borehole and shallow geophysical data in areas where existing data coverage is low, to improve the National Quaternary map. A new digital field data collection system has been developed in-house. The map is updated annually after the results of each summer field season have been compiled.
A Quaternary geology specialist is required for a 2-year contract for sub-soils and geomorphology mapping in various areas around Ireland. Initially, work will focus on parts of Cos Kildare and Wexford. Mapping will use standard GSI field methods and will involve digital data capture, drilling and geophysical surveys. Training in field methods will be provided. Tasks will include logging natural and artificial exposures, mapping geomorphology, supervising borehole drilling, collecting samples, and data interpretation, mapping and reporting. The service provider will be expected to work on their own in the field, sometimes in remote areas, but with supervision by GSI field geologists.