Assistant Hydrogeologist

Location: Mansfield
Salary: 21,521 - 30,889
Package: Civil Service Pension, 27.5 days plus Bank Holidays + 6 days Flexi Leave, Performance Related Pay, Gym Membership contribution plus more

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, 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.

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.

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

Our technical experts are continually looking at ways to improve with our current challenges including building and operating cost-effective remediation schemes to ever tightening environmental standards

You'll 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

You'll 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

Closing Date: Friday 9th March 2017

To apply go to: and select "Current Vacancies".

posted: 20 February 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.