Groundwater & Contaminated Land Technical Officer - 24324 - Tenders Global

Groundwater & Contaminated Land Technical Officer – 24324

Environment Agency

We are the Environment Agency. We work with government, local councils, water companies,
businesses, communities to make our environment cleaner, safer, 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, is vital for springs,
rivers, 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.

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 quality.

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 issues.
  • 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 Teams.
  • 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 team is based in our area office Orchard House, Addington (near West Malling in
Kent) although flexible office / home working patterns are acceptable. We are currently
predominately working from home, with a gradual return to the office.

Training on Environment Agency systems will be included as part of the role, and IT equipment

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce reflecting the communities we serve. We
welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including part-time working, job
shares, compressed hours and term time working contracts, so please include clearly any
information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Interviews will be held on in October 2022

To find out more please contact Priya Sharma at [email protected]

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