Assistant Hydrogeologist

2 year Fixed Term Contract.
Salary Range From: 21,521 To: 30,889

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.

Overview of role:

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 both external clients, and internal colleagues, on mine water management and remediation.

What we're looking for:

  • We're looking for an experienced hydrogeologist with excellent analytical and inter-personal skills to join our team on a 2 year Fixed Term contract.
  • 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.
  • Technical report writing, presenting expert advice, and the ability to communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences is an important part of the work we do.
  • The advice we offer ranges from advising clients on the geothermal use of mine water to developing strategies to manage mine water across coalfields, and much else besides.


Note: This is the standard text that will be inserted into the advert Civil Service Pension, 27.5 days plus Bank Holidays + 6 days Flexi Leave, Performance Related Pay, Gym Membership contribution plus more

You'll have:

  • relevant qualification and experience in hydrogeology
  • experience in managing large, complex datasets
  • 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

posted: 17 January 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.