Environmental Laboratory Scientist / Field Scientist

Meteor Communications (Europe) Ltd

Bramley, Hampshire
c.£22,500 - £24,500 pa depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management

Closing date: Saturday, 1st June 2024  

Meteor have been successfully designing, building and installing environmental monitoring and control solutions for over 25 years. We make it simple to obtain high quality, real-time data in a secure, accessible way. Our monitoring systems provide complete portable solutions for water quality, level and weather applications. From a single point, to a complete catchment our systems provide accurate, robust real-time communication, monitoring and control to remote environments.

Opportunities exist for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to join our Water Quality Services team in both laboratory and field orientated roles. We have an extensive network of monitoring equipment delivering real-time data to a range of customers from private sector to government agencies. Working primarily in the laboratory or the field you will be responsible for ensuring that our network is serviced and maintained to a high standard.

Qualifications / experience

Successful candidates will have:

  • some knowledge/experience of working in a field/laboratory environment. Field workers will be willing to work outdoors in all weathers;
  • a qualification in an environmental science or similar area or have equivalent experience;
  • some experience within the environmental sector however this is not vital;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • a willingness to travel extensively throughout the South East and sometimes across the UK (field roles);
  • the ability to work both as part of a team and independently, remaining self-motivated;
  • strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • the ability to manage workload and prioritise work requests; and
  • a full UK driving license is essential for field roles.


Responsibilities will include:

  • servicing of our monitoring stations;
  • site installations and decommissioning;
  • site visits to take environmental samples;
  • assembly and testing of equipment prior to deployment;
  • collation, and interpretation of water quality data and information; and
  • cleaning,calibration, testing and servicing of instrumentation.

The successful candidate will receive relevant training. The role will be initially based in Bramley, near Basingstoke. We will be moving to an new office in Aldermaston early summer 2024. A fleet vehicle is provided for work purposes and there will be frequent travel across the South East and further afield to access monitoring sites.  After a successful probationary period you will be eligible for company pension and health care benefits.


Please send your full CV and a covering letter, stating why you’re interested and how you meet the selection criteria outlined above, by email to Nick Weddell at [email protected]. Please could you indicate a preference for field/lab or both.

Successful candidates will be notified by email. Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. You will need to provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to offer feedback on individual applications.