Environmental Monitoring Technician

OHES

Home based, Thames Valley & Greater London
£20,750 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.ohes.co.uk

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018   7 days left


Environmental Monitoring Technician
Initial 6 month Contract
Home based, operating in the Thames Valley & Greater London area with regular site visits

We are seeking to appoint an Environmental Monitoring Technician to join our team in the Thames Valley and Greater London area.

Employed on an initial 6 month contract working a 40 hour week across a 7 day shift pattern, the post holder will report to the Environmental Monitoring Project Manager.

The primary purpose of this post is to attend and investigate water pollution incidents, undertake field based monitoring and collect environmental samples for laboratory analysis. Key tasks and accountabilities associated with the role are as follows:

  • Attending and investigating water pollution incidents across the Thames Valley & Greater London area
  • Undertaking field monitoring works including water quality measurements and sampling.
  • Technical report writing in response to water pollution incidents.
  • Provision of accurate and timely information to line management.
  • Supporting team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels.
  • Any other duties for which the post holder is qualified and able to carry out

Applicants should be educated to degree level in a Biological or Environmental Sciences discipline and demonstrate an understanding of water chemistry and the indicative parameters.

Experience in scientific fieldwork, and an enthusiasm for working outdoors in all weathers is essential, preferably with experience of aquatic macro-invertebrate sampling and aquatic macro-invertebrate identification skills to Family level.

Strong analytical and numerical skills are essential and applicants should possess a full, clean, UK driving licence, be competent with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint and be able to work independently and as part of a team, following precise protocols.

Excellent organisational and time-management skills are essential as are excellent communication skills.

The nature of the duties of this role require working in all weather conditions, and can be physically demanding walking for varying distances, carrying equipment and working in and near water. The post holder should be motivated, friendly and confident when interacting with clients and consistently deliver excellent service whilst representing the Company in a positive manner.

The successful applicant may be subject to a DBS check if this is required for environments in which they may be deployed.

If you feel you have the skills, personality and experience, please forward your curriculum vitae and a covering letter to:

Steven Schofield, Environmental Monitoring Project Manager / steven.schofield@ohes.co.uk

For further information or for an informal discussion, please contact Steven Schofield (Environmental Monitoring Project Manager) or Hugo Jenkins (Environmental Monitoring Manager) on 0333 600 2424.

Closing date: Wednesday 28th February 2018


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