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Water Quality Consultant

Job ID: LP-13874
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Home based (within 3-hour commute to Wokingham)
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Full time/ Permanent
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4 weeks ago
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£30K – £35K + car or car allowance

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A multi-disciplinary consultancy operating across UK and Ireland are looking for a Water Quality Consultant to lead the coordination and delivery of routine and ad hoc water quality monitoring programmes; oversee field-based sampling and collection of environmental samples for laboratory analysis. Furthermore, the Water Quality Consultant will support the Water & Ecology team to deliver a range of ecological projects, including field surveys and reporting duties. The postholder will be able to respond to pollution incidents as and when needed. If this sounds like the role for you, apply today!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project managing response to environmental incidents including designing, and implementing, water quality impact surveys, data gathering & reporting
  • Liaising with clients to provide technical advice on both trade effluent and surface water quality discharge compliance
  • Overseeing delivery of routine and ad hoc water quality sampling and field data gathering
  • Report field data and laboratory analysis data to clients
  • Control and take responsibility for project financials
  • Support the wider Water & Ecology division through actions such as, but not limited to, aquatic macroinvertebrate and fisheries surveys
  • Mentor and facilitate training and development of water quality consultants & technicians
  • Ensure the quality of technical report writing
  • Oversee a programme of water quality field equipment maintenance & calibration
  • Administer supplier invoices and liaising with suppliers and the internal accounts team
  • Provision of accurate and timely information to line management
  • Assist in leading team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels

Skills & Experience:

  • A degree in a relevant science related discipline
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an environmental discipline
  • Comprehensive understanding of water chemistry and the indicative parameters
  • Working knowledge of relevant environmental guidance, regulation and legislation
  • Understanding of the role of regulators such as the Environment Agency
  • Awareness of the available water pollution remediation techniques
  • Understanding of chemical analyses which can be performed on water
  • An understanding of the role of laboratory analysis in environmental monitoring
  • Knowledge & experience of biological water quality indicators such as aquatic macroinvertebrate and/or fisheries surveys
  • A willingness to travel throughout the UK and Ireland, to work away and to work long days when required.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Experience in management of a field team is desirable

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