Environment Technical Support Officer

Bristol City Council

£22,627 - £24,491 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: VAC000801

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability, water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 1st February 2021  

Bristol is a recognised leader in the field of sustainability and climate change. This existing role provides the opportunity to be part of a council and a city at the cutting-edge of the response to the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.

This Role

As part of the Sustainable City and Climate Change Service you will improve Bristol’s environment by ensuring that decisions are based on good quality data. 

The key aspects of the role are:

  • To monitor air and water quality around the city and region.
  • To review, audit and analyse environmental data and equipment performance.
  • To be involved in small scale environmental projects.

Innovation and evidence

You will be able to use your knowledge of scientific, geographical or environmental issues to collect, analyse and present data to help us improve Bristol’s environment. Your knowledge of the subject can come from previous work experience or from qualifications, such as A levels or a degree. You will also be keen to learn about the environmental issues which the team deals. 

You will need to be very well organised and be able to show how you plan your work and organise your time. 

You will need to be able to solve problems of a technical nature as you will be working with monitoring equipment out in the city and software in the office.

You will have good attention to detail and experience of collecting, interpreting and managing data. This data is managed using IT systems and you will have good IT skills.

Fair and collaborative

Creating a sustainable city with clean air and water has huge opportunities to address existing inequalities in the city. However, it also creates risks that we make matters worse if we don’t represent everyone through the process of planning and implementing change or ensure that everyone is able to take advantage of the opportunities the transformation will create. You will bring a commitment to being fair and collaborative in everything you do that is as strong as your commitment to sustainability.

You will work with colleagues across the Sustainable City and Climate Change Service. You will enjoy working as part of a team and have some experience of doing so.

We cover a wide remit that includes air and water quality, climate change and sustainable food so you will learn a lot with us. We will support you with training and development activities to help you develop your career.

Working across the city

You will need to be physically fit enough to carry monitoring equipment and have a valid driving licence to use our electric vehicle for your work. You will be expected to spend some of your time working independently monitoring air and water quality around the city and region. You will spend the rest of your time on organisation, planning, analysis and small projects in an office-based setting with colleagues.

Find out more

You can find out more by visiting our website: www.bristol.gov.uk/web/bristol-sustainable-city Once you have read the information on these pages you would be welcome to have an informal discussion about the roles. 

Please contact Alex Minshull, Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager at [email protected] and he will arrange a conversation with the appropriate manager for you, after 4 January 2021.

How do I apply?

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website.

Please do not send CVs as we can only consider applications through our formal application process.

Closing date: 1 February 2021.

We plan to hold interviews by video link in the fortnight commencing 15 Feb 2021.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.

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