Assistant Hydrogeologist

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

The Coal Authority has an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Hydrogeologist to join their team based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. You will be on a full time permanent contract with a highly competitive salary of 21,521 - 30,583 per annum dependent on skills and experience.

This is an exciting, challenging, new Assistant Hydrogeologist role with our Technical Team within the Environment department and offers excellent opportunities for growth and development for achieving Chartered status.

The Environment Department is responsible for addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new schemes and supporting the operation of over 70 existing mine water treatment schemes.

Our specialists provide creative and sustainable solutions to protect the environment from the impacts of water pollution caused by past mining. We provide technical advice to our colleagues on mine water management and remediation.

As our Assistant Hydrogeologist you will be:

  • Providing expert advice on hydrogeology of abandoned coal and metal mines
  • Analysing and managing the monitoring of data collected throughout the coalfields of Great Britain in order to predict where, and when, new polluting discharges may occur due to rising mine water
  • Involved in delivery of a growing number of commercial mine water projects
  • Contributing to the development of future strategies to prevent pollution
  • Designing and project managing new boreholes
  • Representing us at meetings with regulators, researchers, and many others
  • Answering enquiries about mine water from the public and industry alike

To become our Assistant Hydrogeologist you must have:

  • Experience in managing large, complex datasets
  • A relevant qualification in hydrogeology
  • Great computer literacy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • An ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload

If you feel you are the right candidate for the role as our Assistant Hydrogeologist then please go to

posted: 28 February 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.