Technical recruiters for the built environment
Earth Scientist – Salinity
2 year fixed term
£38,835 – £43,150
My client is keen to bring in an Earth Scientist to their team Environmental team in Mansfield on an initial 2 years fixed term period.
The primary function of the Environment team is addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain and in developing new remediation schemes. It’s a vibrant and fast-moving team of experts including project managers, environmental scientists, hydrogeologists, geochemists, process engineers and more.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a new sub-team working on the salinity programme, supporting the programme manager to deliver solutions for a series of sites where mine water treatment schemes require new solutions to address more saline mine water discharges.
This will involve the collection and interpretation of analytical data, site visits, report writing & presentations, and engagement with external stakeholders.
The role also provides opportunities to engage in research & development activities as well as representation of the Coal Authority at external scientific conferences and events.
You will be a qualified scientist with at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject (such as Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, Environmental Science or Geology) as well as having experience of mining / environmental projects. You will have a rounded understanding of mine water chemistry, hydrologeology and or waste water processing with practical expertise. An understanding of treatment of saline waters is also desirable.
With consultancy experience, you will have a good eye for detail and be able to effectively analyse scientific data, draw conclusions and report these effectively with minimal supervision. You will be good at thinking outside the box, be solution driven and able to work at pace. With great computer literacy, you will be an excellent communicator, be self-motivated with good interpersonal skills.
The role does require the ability to travel to visit treatment / project sites and attend meetings (approximately 3,000 – 5,000 miles per annum) with occasional overnight stays.
Application closing date: Wednesday 29th September 2022
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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