Lead Drillers

We are seeking to recruit multiple Lead Driller positions – you'll receive above average pay, join a growing, successful business, enjoy overtime and travel opportunities -> and have great colleagues (even if we do say so ourselves!) ... discover more:

Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical (part of the SafeLane Group of companies) has been in the drilling business for over 35 years and has exciting opportunities for adventurous and experienced Lead Drillers to join the team. 

At Raeburn, we provide fully integrated ground engineering services, and our reputation is founded on the innovative solutions we deliver to overcome our clients’ complex geotechnical problems.

Key to our success is our highly skilled, dedicated, and reliable staff whom we greatly value and ensure are well-equipped and well-looked after.

Your mission (should you choose to accept it)

  • Due to both investment and growth, we are looking to recruit experienced Lead Rotary, Sonic and Cable Percussive Drillers with good knowledge in geotechnical investigation processes.  All positions are based out of our Glasgow office – but due to the nature of the role, you will travel to work on projects throughout the UK.
  • As a member of our team, you will be a dependable and flexible individual who has ambition and enthusiasm and who is committed to working safely and effectively on what can sometimes be technically complex projects.

It’s all about YOU – you have:

  • At least 2 years’ drilling experienced and are knowledgeable about ground conditions and the geology across the UK
  • An NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling
  • A CSCS Blue Skilled Worker card
  • A full clean UK driving licence (complete with B+E towing entitlement)
  • A desire to work on different project sites throughout the UK
  • Experience of operating multi-purpose rigs
  • Maintenance knowledge of plant and vehicles

So, what’s in it for you?

If you fulfil the foregoing criteria we WANT you – and will reward you with:

  • A highly competitive salary
  • Additional remuneration for working away from home
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Structured training and professional development
  • A secure, full-time, permanent position

Want to know a little more about us?

The happiness, wellbeing and safety or our people is central to everything we do at Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical – without our staff, we would have no business.  It is our ambition that ours is an inclusive environment that nurtures our employees and encourages them to bring their best self to work.  We’ve embarked on an exciting journey to realise this ambition since joining the SafeLane Group, enjoying investment, direction, and support to deliver an inclusive and nurturing environment.  Part of our drive right now is to recruit the very best talent to join us regardless of race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or other characteristics.

Would you like to join us on our journey, safe in the knowledge you’ll be a much-valued member of our team?

If you have any additional questions about the role, please do call 01698 711 177 and ask to speak to Lyn Brewster about this opportunity.


If you would like to learn more then please send your application (CV and relevant certificates) to us at recruitment@safelaneglobal.com