Environmental Geoscientist / Water Specialist

Earth Systems


Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management, sustainability

Closing date: Wednesday, 20th July 2022  

Position: Environmental Geoscientist / Water Specialist

Exciting Opportunity with Earth Systems!

We are an environmental engineering and science group that was founded in 1993 in Melbourne. We have offices in Australia, China, Lao PDR, Senegal, Rwanda and the UK, and are growing rapidly! Our business is driving sustainability and climate change solutions as we enter a clean technology future. We are seeking highly motivated, ambitious professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work and want to see and change the world!

Job Overview

Earth Systems is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Environmental Geoscientist / Water Specialist to join our Environmental Management Group in the UK.

This is a great opportunity for early career environmental professionals with experience in environmental engineering, hydrology, water quality and geochemistry to join our team to help develop and grow the Earth Systems’ Bristol office.

As an Environmental Geoscientist / Water Specialist at Earth Systems, you will work on a range of environmental assessment and management projects for a wide range of public and private sector clients predominantly overseas within Africa and Southeast Asia. You will be responsible for providing technical inputs and data analysis within the fields of hydrology / hydrogeology / water quality / geochemistry typically associated with Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs) including baseline studies and impact assessments as well as mine closure plans.

Principal Duties

Responsibilities are expected to include:

  • Assisting with baseline field surveys and site investigations on overseas projects in Africa and Southeast Asia associated with geochemical assessments, water quality studies, groundwater assessments and project coordination with analytical laboratories;
  • Data interrogation, modelling, assessment, display and interpretation;
  • Preparation of figures / maps / tables and high quality technical reports;
  • Maintaining technical awareness of developments within environmental science relevant to both the work of Earth Systems and consultants’ technical background;
  • Project management of consulting inputs into multi-disciplinary environmental consulting projects;
  • Preparation of cost estimates and proposals for potential clients; and
  • Routine travel for assignments throughout the Africa and Southeast Asia region.

What you bring

The successful applicant will have:

  • Have relevant environment or associated qualification(s) (preferably a MSc, PhD or DPhil);
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience or postgraduate studies in the fields of environmental geoscience, environmental modelling, water quality, environmental engineering or mining;
  • An understanding of the assessment and management of Acid and Metalliferous Drainage (AMD or ARD) will be an advantage.
  • Exceptional data management, manipulation and analysis skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and the ability to deliver at a high technical standard;
  • The ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Exceptional written and verbal English language communication skills (proficiency in a second language will be highly regarded);
  • Passion and a strong interest in the environment; and
  • An interest in, and ability to, travel internationally.

What we offer

The position will be based in the Bristol office, with significant opportunities to work overseas. An attractive salary package will be provided depending on experience.

Key contact / applications

Interested applicants should submit a detailed cover letter and their CV to [email protected]. For any enquiries or a confidential discussion, please contact Tim Dixon on +44 7399 793 986.

Further information about Earth Systems can be found on our website.