Groundwater and Contaminated Land Protection Officer - Tenders Global

Groundwater and Contaminated Land Protection Officer

Environment Agency

We are the Environment Agency. We work with government, local councils, water companies,
businesses, and communities to make our environment cleaner, safer, and healthier for people and
wildlife. We tackle the effects and causes of climate change, perhaps the most serious long-term
threat to the environment that we face.

Groundwater supplies most of the drinking water in Kent and South London and is vital for springs,
rivers and wetlands across the area and essential for industry and agriculture.

You will be part of a busy team supporting and protecting our vulnerable groundwater resource.
Delivering technical advice, regulation, and guidance on hydrogeological and land contamination

Work will include:

  • Interpreting technical information including geological, hydrogeological and land quality
    data, conceptualise your understanding in three dimensions, undertake hydrogeological risk
    assessments and deliver decisions to protect groundwater based on sound evidence and good
  • Provide technical advice and support on a wide range of activities including waste
    management, effluent discharges to ground, pollution incidents and remediation schemes
  • Build relationships and engage positively with a variety of customers both internal and
  • Assisting The Environment Agency’s response to pollution and flooding incidents, and you
    will have the opportunity to train in an incident role.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident
role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support
during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative
working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.The team The
Groundwater and Contaminated Land Team regulate and protect the heavily utilised groundwater
resource in the Kent and South London, whilst also implementing strategies to improve groundwater

The team specialise in land contamination, landfill engineering, groundwater protection, and
hydrogeology. Our technical advice is indispensable to other Environment Agency teams and external
partners such as water companies and Local Authorities when making decisions regarding building and
infrastructure developments, incident management, and permitting.

Experience/skills required

  • Qualified to degree level or possess equivalent knowledge/experience in a relevant
    discipline such as geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, or land quality
  • Excellent communicator with time management, data management and interpersonal skills, who
    can present verbal and written arguments to a wide range of audiences, with the ability to
    simplify technical detail.

  • Proficient at producing and interpreting data to develop evidence and solve technical
  • Multi-dimensional conceptualisation
  • Great team worker who can also work well independently
  • Well-developed computer skills with the ability to use GIS, MS Office, Outlook, and MS
  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Desire for professional development (We will support you to work towards Chartered status.)

Experience in site investigation data, remediation verification reports and groundwater risk
assessments and/or a post graduate qualification will be advantageous

Contact and additional

The role will be based at Orchard House, Addington, Kent. We currently have a hybrid
working arrangement with a mix of home and office working.

Interviews will be held January / February 2023. We encourage you to refer to our “EA capability
dictionary” which can be viewed by searching online using any web browser. You may find it helpful
to research the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) approach when formulating your response.

For further details or an informal chat about the role, please contact Priya Sharma
[email protected]

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We
welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies.

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