Hydrogeologist

Cardiff, United Kingdom


SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd is an independent, international consulting practice which provides globally integrated consulting services to the international mining and natural resources industry.

The SRK Group employs over 1,400 professional consultants internationally and has 45 offices on 6 continents. SRK has been providing its clients with innovative, practical and cost effective solutions for 40 years and our client base covers a wide range of industries, particularly within the resources and engineering sectors. SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd, located in Cardiff City Centre is the European arm of the SRK Consulting Group and currently has over 100 employees. SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd is an employee owned company.

We are seeking a Hydrogeologist to be based in our Cardiff, United Kingdom office.

Description of Responsibilities:

We currently have an opportunity for a Consultant Level Hydrogeologist to join our water team in our UK Practice. This opportunity will involve working on a diverse range of international projects. Our client base includes private companies, publicly listed companies, ranging from junior exploration, to mid-tier developers and global operators; financial, accounting and legal advisors; EPCM contractors; and public sector organisations. This broad client base and diversity of projects provides an ideal opportunity to work alongside senior professionals who are recognised industry experts. Our consultancy environment allows our staff to work in multi-disciplinary teams as well as on more specialised technical projects.

Post Responsibilities:

The primary role is to act as a Hydrogeologist, providing competent consulting services to support SRK projects and clients as follows:

  • Providing hydrogeological services to ensure successful delivery of projects
  • Assisting with the hydrogeological aspects of multi-disciplinary project development studies
  • Representing SRK professionally to SRK`s clients

Main Technical Responsibilities:

  • Provision of hydrogeological services to the company`s clients, including but not limited to:
  • Field work: groundwater surveys, water quality sampling, drilling supervision, lithological logging and on-site hydrogeological testing;
  • Monitoring and pumping well design;
  • Design and preparation of hydrogeological testing schedules;
  • Analysis of hydrogeological data including for example pumping tests, packer tests and water quality results;
  • Use of numerical modelling techniques to assess a variety of common hydrogeological problems including dewatering, water supply and contaminant fate & transport;
  • Use of qualitative and quantitative risk assessment techniques;
  • Hydrogeological input to feasibility studies, prefeasibility studies and scoping studies;
  • Proposal preparation;
  • Report writing;
  • Client liaison; and
  • Assisting with project management.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent in Geoscience with a Masters closely related to groundwater or hydrogeology is essential
  • Experience in mining and/or quarry water management and/or the majority of experience gained internationally advantageous but not essential
  • Experience in project managing hydrogeological studies would be advantageous
  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills requiring strong English language skills (verbal and written). A second language would be an advantage but is not essential
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with other software packages, particularly groundwater modelling software, would be an advantage but is not essential.

This position involves working in multi-disciplinary teams on a range of projects and may include international travel.

In return for considering a future with us, we offer:

  • An attractive compensation package.
  • Diversity of projects and clients within a non-hierarchical consultancy environment.
  • Opportunity to purchase shares in the company; the SRK Group is an independent group, owned by its employees.

Applicants should respond by submitting their CV online by clicking the button below. The candidates under consideration will be contacted directly, no phone calls please.

posted: 15 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.