Project Hydrogeologist/Environmental Scientist x 2 posts

Fixed Term Appointment until 31 March 2020

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is one of the world's leading and forward thinking geological science institutes with a focus on both public good science for government and geoscientific research to understand earth and environmental processes. Two vacancies have arisen for highly motivated and enthusiastic hydrogeologists/environmental scientists to be based at the BGS office in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.

You will provide support to the Geoenergy Observatories project that is currently being developed by BGS following the award of a 31M capital award by the UK Government. The work will be UK based. As part of a larger project team and the Groundwater Science Directorate you will assist with the development and implementation of the hydrogeological, hydrological and other environmental elements of the baseline characterisation and environmental monitoring programme for the Geoenergy Observatories project.

Although part of a team you will be expected to work on tasks independently when required and the work will involve periods of fieldwork carrying out measurement, sampling and testing as well as desk study and some laboratory based work. Activities will focus on characterising the hydrogeology at the Geoenergy Observatories project site(s) through development of conceptual models, design and implementation of monitoring/testing programmes, field-based sampling, establishment of automated monitoring systems and the interpretation and presentation of results. You will also contribute to preparation of technical reports, scientific publications and presentations as well as gaining directly relevant experience by working on other projects within the Groundwater Science Directorate.

You should be educated to 2:1 in a relevant degree and have either an MSc/PhD in Hydrogeology or Environmental Science (or related subject), or significant relevant experience. In addition you must possess excellent numeracy (data and statistical analysis) and communication skills (both oral and written). The role involves team working and spending short periods undertaking fieldwork, therefore you should be able to work effectively with others, have good time-management skills, hold a valid driving licence and be willing to drive as part of fieldwork duties.

Starting salary will be between 22,224 per annum and 24,112 per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, free on-site parking, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays.

The posts are fixed term until 31 March 2020.

This is advertised as a full time post but we will consider applications from those who require more flexible arrangements.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS); to apply please visit our job board at and submit your up-to-date C.V. and covering letter, which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Applicants who would like to receive this advert in an alternative format (e.g. large print, Braille, audio or hard copy), or who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000, please quote reference number IRC241399.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 2 July 2017.

The Natural Environment Research Council is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation and has achieved Bronze status for Athena Swan - a scheme that recognises excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

posted: 16 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.