Water Quality Technician (Graduate Entry Level) - Tenders Global

Water Quality Technician (Graduate Entry Level)

OHES, Part of the Adler and Allan Group


About the Company:

The Adler and Allan Group provides market leading environmental risk reduction through
preventative and responsive solutions offering an expert 24-7 service to our customers. We give
our customers peace of mind in detecting and identifying the environmental risks posed to their
business. Our broad range of risk mitigation products and services keep businesses strong,
reducing the prospect of litigation, costly fines, and bad publicity, as well as reducing the
threat to the environment. In a world where the environment and legislation are in constant
flux, we also provide emergency response in a variety of settings. Our customers include
multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public.

We are an ambitious team who are focused on growth, putting out customers at the heart of what
we do, and we live our values of Safety, Service, Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise.
Our culture is can-do, fun and where everyone has a part to play. If you want to help
businesses and protect the environment, this role could be for you. In return you will be
rewarded with a great package, fantastic culture, challenging role and an opportunity for
development and progression.

The role:

The primary purpose of the role will be to attend and investigate water pollution incidents;
undertake field-based monitoring and collect environmental samples for laboratory analysis
across the Southern Water region. The post holder will be covering the Petersfield area and therefore will be homebased from this area.

Weekly contractual hours of 35 hours per week; 9am until 5pm, five days per week (Monday to
Friday). 1-hour unpaid lunch break each day. There is a contractual requirement to be on a
Technical Support rota, 1 week in 6, to provide remote advice to site staff during
weekends/public holidays and evenings. Overtime paid for instructed works during standby
periods. As there is a requirement to travel to multiple client and customer sites, candidates
should have a full clean UK driving licence, and be comfortable driving a van.

The key tasks and responsibilities associated with the role are:

  • The postholder will attend and investigate water pollution incidents throughout the
    Southern Water region
  • The postholder will undertake field monitoring works including water quality measurements
    and sampling
  • The postholder will undertake desk-based data entry after collecting data in the field
  • The postholder will undertake technical report writing in response to water pollution
    incidents, time limited in accordance with client requirements
  • The postholder may be asked to undertake a planned work programme when not attending
    pollution incidents
  • The postholder will maintain all equipment for site and maintain cleanliness of vehicle to
    a high standard and inform line manager if new equipment is needed
  • The postholder will provide accurate and timely information to line management
  • The postholder will support the team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at
    all levels
  • The postholder may be asked to attend monthly team meetings with client and contribute
    where appropriate

This list is not exhaustive and the postholders will be expected to carry out any other duties
they are qualified and able to.

Water Quality Technician Requirements:

  • Degree in a Biological or Environmental Sciences discipline
  • Understanding of water chemistry and the indicative parameters
  • A full clean UK driving licence. Please note this role involves regular driving and the
    post holder should be comfortable driving a small van.
  • Experience in scientific fieldwork, and an enthusiasm for working outdoors in all weathers
  • Competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team following precise protocols
  • Motivated, friendly and confident interacting with clients
  • Experience of aquatic macro-invertebrate sampling and aquatic macro-invertebrate
    identification skills to Family level would be beneficial
  • GIS skills desirable
  • Understanding of the role of regulators such as the Environment Agency
  • Laboratory analysis in environmental monitoring, and environmental compliance
  • Right to Work in the UK

Water Quality Monitoring Technician Benefits:

  • Company vehicle
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Graduate entry level
  • Company phone, laptop, iPad and PPE provided
  • Training and career progression opportunities
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (with access to virtual GP appointments, Physio appointments
    and Mental Health Support)

If you think that you are suitable for this post, please apply now!

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