Hydrogeologist

Balfour Beatty Vinci

Coleshill, Birmingham

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

balfourbeattyvinci.co.uk

Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management

Closing date: Friday, 5th July 2024  


Are you looking to progress your career by working on Britain’s biggest construction project?

Balfour Beatty VINCI is working with a range of organisations to design and build 90km West Midlands stretch of HS2 - Britain’s new high speed railway. Our work is essential to enable HS2 trains to travel between London and Birmingham as well as continue their journey up to Manchester. It’s an incredibly exciting time to join us - we’re at peak construction with work really ramping up on a broad range of assets including bridges, tunnels and viaducts. Plus you’d join 9,000 people across 72 nationalities working on this exciting section of HS2 across the region.

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Hydrogeologist within the Sustainability team. This role will be based on site in Coleshill. Our head office is located within an excellent location easily accessible via the M6 and M42. The office is also accessible via rail, and we offer employees a shuttle bus transfer to our office from Birmingham international.

Role description:

  • The role of Hydrogeologist is primarily a technical/administrative role that will ensure compliance through regular review of required consented and permitted monitoring.
  • The Hydrogeologist identifies changes in data trends and proactively looks to identify the root cause of this with the Water Specialist Team.
  • The Hydrogeologist is responsible for communicating all data to BBV (e.g. Environmental Manager of the Sublots, other Water Specialists) and to ensure they are aware of any breaches to consent and updating them with any associated action plan that may have been put in place to resolve an issue, with all relevant outcomes.

Experienced required:

  • Relevant degree or experience e.g. geology, geography, or environmental science.
  • Good understanding of environmental issues in a work environment .
  • An understanding of environmental legislation and principles of environmental management systems 140001; ability to work as part of the team to ensure compliance.
  • Experience of construction of large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Good IT skills and confident in the use of Office applications – Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Full driving licence and ability to work at multiple locations. 

Please note candidates will need to have a current valid right to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Benefits of working with us

  • Car/ car allowance
  • Flexible working available for some roles
  • Free parking
  • Travel allowance for eligible candidates
  • Family friendly leave policies
  • Excellent pension contributions
  • Healthcare
  • Health risk assessments
  • Access to employee assistance programmes
  • Access to annual flu vaccinations

About Balfour Beatty VINCI

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long-established joint venture between two powerhouses for the delivery of critical infrastructure across rail, transport and other iconic projects in the UK and beyond. We started working together over 30 years ago to deliver the Channel Tunnel, as members of the TransManche Link consortium. In the Midlands, it is Balfour Beatty VINCI’s role to design and build the route, ready for tracks and signalling to be installed.

Our work with HS2

Balfour Beatty VINCI have been awarded a 90km section of the HS2 project from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and then on to Handsacre in Staffordshire.

Overall, we will be building the following across all our sites:

  • 9.3km of viaducts
  • 62 overbridges
  • 35 cuttings
  • 56 culverts
  • 62 embankments
  • 2 twin bore tunnels and 2 cut and cover tunnels
  • 28 underbridges and 11 underpasses

Diversity and Inclusion

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is delivering equal opportunities for everyone that is part of the team and for people that are yet to join us. We are an inclusive employer and welcome people from all backgrounds to come and join our team, including people with different physical abilities and neuro diversities. We are working to represent the communities Balfour Beatty VINCI works in through our workforce. We have embedded Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) Champions across our sites and are guided by strong accreditations that ensure we demonstrate our ability to support our people effectively. We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is a Disability Confident Leader and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Flexible working

We recognise and respect that people work in different ways and we are open to discussing what flexibility you may need during the recruitment process, balanced against our project requirements.


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