Geochemist


Salary: Grade CA5 / 30,283 - 42,160
Sector: Water, Environment
Location: Nottinghamshire, England
Overview of role: We have a growing portfolio of over 70 mine remediation sites, and are working on projects for both coal and metal mines.
What we're looking for: We're looking for a qualified geochemist with excellent analytical and inter-personal skills to join our team.

Do you want to be part of a team creating innovative environmental solutions caused by our mining legacy? If so, this is a great opportunity to join us.

This is an exciting, challenging, additional Geochemist role with our technical team in the Environment department.

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 75 existing mine water treatment schemes. It's made up of 4 teams - technical, contracts, innovations and projects.

We provide technical advice to our colleagues in the Environment team on mine water management and remediation. Our specialists provide creative and sustainable solutions to protect the environment from the impacts of water pollution caused by past mining. Technical report writing, presentations and the ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences is an important part of the work we do. We also attend various working groups to help guide policy and legislative matters.

We're recognised as experts in our field and are continually looking at ways to improve. Our current challenges include building and operating cost-effective remediation schemes to tighter environment standards.

As a world leader in mine water treatment schemes, we work with an extensive network of stakeholders. This includes regulators, local authorities, government departments, academia and commercial organisations. Our presence is growing internationally.

You'll have

  • experience in managing large, complex datasets
  • a relevant qualification in geochemistry
  • great computer literacy
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • an ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload

"The role would ideally suit somebody who is seeking a position in which they can build on their existing skills and get satisfaction that their work makes a real difference to the environment"

You'll be

  • providing expert advice on the mine water chemistry of abandoned coal and metal mines.
  • analysing monitoring data collected throughout the UK to assess mine water scheme performance and provide treatment scheme design guidance.
  • involved in delivery of a growing number of commercial mine water projects.
  • contributing to the development of future strategies to prevent pollution.
  • working on R&D projects with both internal and external stakeholders in the area of mine water treatment and impacts of metal mines on the environment.
  • writing and reviewing technical reports with opportunities to write and contribute to scientific papers
  • representing us at meetings with regulators, researchers, and many others.
  • attending and presenting at conferences both here in the UK and internationally.
  • answering enquiries about mine water from the public and industry alike.

Apply today

Download our application form and return to recruitment@coal.gov.uk

Before you apply, please read the job description and our competency framework.

Discover more

Read about the benefits of working for us.

To find out more about the role please contact Carl Banton on 01623 637385 or email environmentmail@coal.gov.uk

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https://www2.groundstability.com/force-crag-mine-water-treatment-scheme/
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https://www2.groundstability.com/blackwell-a-winning-mine-water-treatment-scheme/
https://www2.groundstability.com/dawdon-mine-water-treatment-scheme/

posted: 09 March 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.