Environmental Field Scientist

Meteor Communications (Europe) Ltd

Bramley, Hampshire
c.£20,000 - £24,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

meteorcommunications.co.uk

Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management

Closing date: Sunday, 28th August 2022  


Environmental Field Scientist

Circa £20-24K (per annum) depending on experience.

Meteor have been successfully designing, building and installing environmental monitoring and control solutions for over 25 years. We make it simple to obtain high quality, real-time data in a secure, accessible way. Our monitoring systems provide complete portable solutions for water quality, level and weather applications. From a single point to a complete catchment our systems provide accurate, robust real-time communication, monitoring and control to remote environments.

Opportunities now exist for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to join our Water Quality Services team in a field orientated role. We have an extensive network of monitoring equipment delivering real-time data to a range of customers from private sector to government agencies. Working primarily in the field you will be responsible for ensuring that our network is serviced and maintained to a high standard.

Qualifications / Experience:

Successful candidates will have:

  • some knowledge/experience of working in a field environment and be willing to work outdoors in all weathers;
  • a qualification in an environmental science, engineering or have equivalent experience;
  • some experience within the environmental sector however this is not vital;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • a willingness to travel extensively throughout the South East and sometimes across the UK;
  • the ability to work both as part of a team and independently, remaining self-motivated;
  • strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail;
  • the ability to manage workload and prioritise work requests; and
  • a full UK driving license is essential.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include:

  • servicing of our monitoring stations;
  • site installations and decommissioning;
  • site visits to take environmental samples;
  • assembly and testing of equipment prior to deployment;
  • collation, and interpretation of water quality data and information; and
  • calibration and servicing of instrumentation.

The successful candidate will receive relevant training. The role will be based in Bramley, near Basingstoke. A fleet vehicle is provided for work purposes and there will be frequent travel across the South East and further afield to access monitoring sites. Six month contracts will be offered initially depending on experience, potentially leading to a permanent contract. 

Applications:

Please send your full CV and a covering letter, stating why you’re interested and how you meet the selection criteria outlined above, by email to Nick Weddell at [email protected].

Successful candidates will be notified by email. Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. You will need to provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to offer feedback on individual applications.