The Environment Agency works to create better places for people, wildlife, and supports
This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in entering into a career that can make a
real difference to the local environment. We’re looking for several Hydrometry and Telemetry
Officers to join our team. You’ll predominantly be working outdoors installing, operating and
maintaining water flow and level measuring equipment in our local rivers and groundwater
monitoring boreholes. You’ll process, quality assure and archive the data that you’ve
collected, helping to ensure the health of our water systems.
We’re looking for enthusiastic people who can use initiative to solve problems. You’ll play a
key role in resolving issues or repairing equipment, ensuring that the Environment Agency is
best prepared to respond during environmental incidents; helping to protect people and
livelihoods from the impacts of flooding.
This is an entry level role, and we’ll provide you with full on the job training led by our
experienced team members as well as formal training provided by external training suppliers.
You will be fully comfortable in the role before being asked to complete any site visits on
Our friendly Hydrometry and Telemetry teams collect data essential for the quantitative
assessment of water in the environment. This information is used throughout the Agency and
underpins a lot of the decisions that the Agency makes. The data we provide allows real time
analysis to facilitate the issue of flood warnings or manage abstractions, as well as an
archive service to inform thinking on water resource or flood risk planning.
Experience / Skills required
What we’re looking for:
- A positive can-do attitude and a passion for learning and protecting the environment.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills as you will be working as part of a team and
will have contact with the public.
- Confidence with using IT systems, in particular Microsoft Office programmes
- Logical and analytical approach to problem solving.
Due to the nature of the role the below criteria are essential:
- Full UK driving licence
- You must be able to swim as you will often be working in/near water.
- You will be required to pass colour vision tests prior to appointment as you will have to
maintain electrical equipment with multi coloured wiring.
Contact and additional information
We are committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. Everyone
starting in a new role in the West Midlands Area will be welcomed into the team and given all
of the training and support they need to succeed.
The Environment Agency is a Category 1 Responder, responding to serious flood and pollution
incidents, protecting the environment, lives, and livelihoods of the communities we serve.
Everyone has a role to play, and we’ll help you to identify an incident role that fits with
your skills, experience and personal circumstances.
Interviews are likely to be held on 31 October to 02 November.
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