Assistant Project Manager - Environmental Monitoring (Thames Water)

OHES Environmental (OHES)

Wokingham (Office based)
Up to £24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 26th March 2018   3 days left

We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Project Manager to support the Project Manager in co-ordinating a team of field technicians attending and investigating water pollution incidents. Employed on a full time basis, the post holder will be required to work variable 9 hour shifts Monday to Friday. This role will be on a fixed term contract, expected to end in September 2019.

Key tasks and accountabilities associated with the role are as follows:

  • Support the Project Manager to lead a team of field technicians attending and investigating water pollution incidents across the Greater London and surrounding areas
  • Co-ordinate the response to water pollution incidents across the Greater London and surrounding areas
  • Mentor graduate field technicians through technical water quality advice
  • Responsible for assisting the training and development of graduate technicians
  • Ensure the quality of technical report writing
  • Ensure compliance with OHES procedures including OHES-EMON-TWW001 – TW007
  • Manage the procurement & maintenance of field equipment & PPE
  • Continually review operational practises and planning
  • Regularly liaise and update the OHES client on the service provision
  • Monthly performance reporting & meeting with OHES client on the service provision
  • Provision of accurate and timely information to line management.
  • Leading 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, demonstrate an understanding of water chemistry and the indicative parameters, and have 1-2 years’ experience working in an environmental discipline. This position requires a working understanding of the role of regulators such as the environmental agency. Experience in leading and managing an operational field team is desirable.

Applicants should possess a full, clean, UK driving licence, excellent organisational and time-management skills, and be competent with all Microsoft office applications. Strong analytical and numerical skills are essential.

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

The postholder should be motivated, friendly and confident when interacting with clients and consistently deliver excellent service whilst representing the Company in a positive manner.

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

Closing date: Monday 26th March 2018

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