Hydrogeologist (Technical Specialist)

Reference
23043
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Environment
Location
Brampton and Ely
Salary
£36,389
Expiry Date
11/07/2022
The Environment Agency plays an important role in protecting and enhancing the quality and sustainable use of our water resources. Our water resources are a vital. This role will contribute to ensuring our water resources are managed sustainably.

Job Description

The Environment Agency plays an important role in protecting and enhancing the quality and sustainable use of our water resources. Our water resources are a vital to the ecological health of our environment. Water resources are equally vital economically and socially, utilised for public water supply, agriculture and industry. This role will contribute to ensuring our water resources are managed sustainably by helping to maintain a sustainable balance between abstraction the needs of the environment.

Groundwater is a key part of the East Anglia’s water resource. The successful candidate will:
• play an essential role in safeguarding and improving this vital resource for future generations.
• work closely with internal and external customers across a range of hydrogeological problems.
• Use a variety of tools and experience to help solve complex hydrogeological problems and provide robust technical advice.
The diverse range of work makes this an exciting opportunity to apply your hydrogeological knowledge across a range of water resources and water quality issues.

Main duties include:
• Undertaking and reviewing Hydrogeological Risk Assessments.
• Providing specialist technical guidance on complex hydrogeological issues.
• Coaching and mentoring staff to develop their hydrogeological understanding.
• Working with others to deliver environmental outcomes.

The team  
The Groundwater and Contaminated Land Team is multi-functional team focused on protecting both the quality and quantity of our groundwater resource. The team provides technical support to internal teams and external customers on a range of groundwater related issues including:

- Abstraction licencing
- Permitting
- Planning advice
- Catchment management
- Groundwater vulnerability

The team also provides technical input to enforcement cases and incident response activities where groundwater is at risk.

Experience/skills required  
You should hold a relevant geoscience or environmental degree and proven practical experience in the field of hydrogeology. A post graduate degree in a subject such as hydrogeology is helpful, but not essential.

Experience of analysing and interpreting information informing decision making, using a variety of sources of data to help draw robust technical recommendations.

As a confident communicator you will be able to convey information and ideas easily to a range of audiences and have experience of coaching and mentoring on complex technical issues.

Demonstrate proven knowledge of groundwater protection and how this relates to a sustainable use of water resources. A working knowledge of water resource legislation would be helpful.

The candidate must be proficient in using Geographical Information Systems and have experience of data handling, time and file management and excellent organisational skills.

Full UK driving licence would be helpful.

Professional membership is strongly encouraged.


Contact and additional information  
In East Anglia we want to create a diverse workplace where individuals are respected, valued and listened to. We’re all different, and by embracing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) we can become an equal opportunity employer where we grow and learn together.

It is our ambition to champion diversity through building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

For more info on working with us see https://environmentagencycareers.co.uk/

We offer a fantastic benefits package including an attractive salary, flexible working, 25 days annual leave, and an award-winning Pension Fund. See the candidate pack for more details.

For further information relating to this role, please contact James Watson on 07810 656592 or james.watson@environment-agency.gov.uk or Jonathan Thompson on 07776 172328 or Jonathan.thompson@environment-agency.gov.uk