Senior Hydrogeologist

Website AdvanceTRS Advance Training and Recruitment Services

Technical recruiters for the built environment

Job Role: Senior Hydrogeologist

Type: Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week)

Key Purpose

To provide senior hydrogeological technical expertise for underground water sources (UGS) assets. This includes test boreholes (TBH) and access shafts (ACS). Support Water Assets Strategy and Planning, Water Supply Operations, Project Delivery, and Water Resource Plans. Conduct and maintain UGS asset condition and performance reviews to inform risk processes, asset needs, and business planning. Ensure compliance with water quality, supply-demand, security of supply, and environmental regulations.


  • Lead site-specific UGS desk studies, field tests, and produce technical reports with findings and recommendations.
  • Facilitate and interpret down-hole UGS CCTV and geophysics investigations.
  • Survey and review UGS headworks, below ground asset conditions, raw water quality, and UGS performance data.
  • Maintain a structured UGS asset condition assessment framework, addressing risks, needs, and asset lifespan, and support associated risk meetings.
  • Identify UGS maintenance needs, assist the broader assets team in decision-making and business planning processes.
  • Provide hydrogeological support for UGS projects, attend project delivery meetings, and advise on asset information and potential risks.
  • Liaise with the Environment Agency and Local Authorities, and respond to technical or UGS-related queries both internally and externally.

Skills & Competencies

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years, with at least 3 years in a water company or water supply-related work. Additional experience required if lacking a relevant MSc.
  • Skills: Strong planning and project management abilities, excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Technical Proficiency: Experience with hydrogeological software, MS Excel, Word, and GIS tools like MapInfo/ArcGIS/QGIS.

Risk & Compliance

  • Regulatory Knowledge: Understanding of key regulatory bodies, their functions, and interactions with water companies.
  • Performance Indicators: Familiarity with KPIs, performance indicators, or outcome delivery incentives is beneficial.

Essential Qualifications

  • MSc in Hydrogeology
  • Degree in Geology, Environmental Science, or Earth Science with extensive relevant experience

Desirable Qualifications

  • Chartered status in a relevant field or willingness to achieve it.

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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