Application closing date: 31/01/2018
Salary: £30,283 to £42,160 dependent on experience
Package: Civil Service Pension, 27.5 days plus Bank Holidays + 6 days Flexi Leave, Performance Related Pay Bonus, Gym Membership contribution plus more
Role falls within scope of IR35 regulations
Job category/type: Environment
Do you want to be recognised as a leading expert in the water and environmental engineering industry?
If so, this is your chance to be part of a fast moving and innovative technical team delivering the next generation of mine water treatment schemes to resolve the impacts of mining.
We are based in Nottinghamshire, England. We provide expert advice and creative solutions to manage the environmental and public safety issues related to past coal and metal mining. We have an ambitious 5 year plan to expand our services, providing advice and services to governments, public bodies and private companies in both the UK and overseas.
A primary function of the Environment team is addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new remediation schemes and supporting the operation of over 70 existing mine water treatment schemes.
It's a vibrant and fast moving team of experts including hydrogeologists, geochemists, process engineers, and more.
We're looking for
An experienced hydrologist to provide expert input into a diverse range of projects. We need someone who will provide high quality advice in support of our projects to resolve the impacts of pollution from abandoned metal, and coal, mines.
"The role would ideally suit somebody from a water or environmental engineering background."
About the role
Reporting directly to the Technical Lead - Water, this is a new, and challenging, role within our Environment team. You will provide hydrological and hydrometric services to support and advise the Coal Authority's operational activities, and its strategic mine water programmes. Supporting the non-coal (metal mines) programme by ensuring that appropriate monitoring data is collected, and, based on this data, to provide professional hydrological and hydrometric advice and reports.
- Practical experience of hydrology, or hydrometry; i.e. measuring flows, and installing structures
- Experience of analysing catchment based data and undertaking source apportionment modelling work
- Excellent qualifications, including a degree in an Environmental based subject covering relevant elements of hydrology
- Membership of an appropriate professional body, and either hold, or be working towards Chartered Status
- Experience of supervision and management of contractors
- Ability to interpret flow monitoring data
- Experience of using hydrological software packages
- Ability to manage large, complex datasets
- Ability to specify and install water monitoring instrumentation
- Experience, or working knowledge of flood risk assessment
- Experience, or working knowledge of constructed wetland hydrology
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- An ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload
- Excellent written communication and presentation skills
- Excellent IT skills
- Determining the relative impacts of both point and diffuse sources, by analysing flow and chemistry data at a site and catchment scale, using appropriate source apportionment techniques, hydrological tools, and evidence based models
- Providing flow monitoring expertise, whilst you design and undertake, or oversee, flow monitoring surveys
- Providing professional hydrological advice to support the metal mines programme, working with project managers to ensure appropriate monitoring data is collected, and that implications and any project risks are clearly communicated
- -Analysing and appraising flow monitoring data, as collected by yourself and others, and to identify data quality issues, and propose solutions
- -Specifying flow monitoring structures (typically thin plate weirs, or flumes), and instruments, suitable for the continuous recording of flows
- Working with project managers, consultants and contractors, to ensure new structures are installed with an appropriate balance of time, cost, and quality
- Supporting the Coal Authority's mine water projects where flood risk work is required, either by undertaking the work, or reviewing that of consultants
- Presenting and discussing findings with clients and regulators
- Providing hydrological input to the design of mine water treatment schemes, typically comprising settling ponds, and reedbeds, as required
- Investigating flow monitoring issues at operational mine water schemes, and proposing solutions for implementation by contractors
- Contributing to our growing commercial work
- Contributing to the development of the hydro-geochemical databases or similar databases to store and graphically present monitoring data, with an emphasis on continual improvement of quality and timeliness of data entry
- Developing and maintaining an expert knowledge of monitoring techniques and equipment, including flow monitoring structures, and advising the team in developing future strategies for monitoring
- Producing professional technical reports, on hydrology and hydrometry, for clients which may be factual, or may present interpretations of complex situations