UK nationals: Hydrology technical officer

Environment Agency
Various, United Kingdom
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Job description  

We have exciting opportunities for you to join our busy hydrologist to make a real difference to our water environment within the Wessex area. This post will ideally be located in either Blandford or Bridgwater but other locations (Chippenham, Exeter) can be considered depending on circumstances and experience.

Our team provide specialist technical advice to internal and external customers for activities that can have a great environmental impact on surface water quantity. We provide technical assessment of permit applications, undertake water situation reporting, input into our drought management activity and undertake catchment water resource assessments and help define abstraction licensing strategies based on these assessment. We manage the surface and groundwater network (gauging stations, rain gauges, boreholes etc.), and undertake detailed quality assurance of our flow data as well as inputting on rating reviews. We work with the water companies and oversee water company investigations on rivers perceived to be impacted by abstraction. We also comment on their drought and water resource plans. This vacancy will assist with these activities.
The Environment Agency take part in incident response. If successful your manager will discuss arrangements with you depending on your role and circumstances."

The team  

The Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminated Land Team is a multifunctional team focused on protecting both the quality and quantity of our ground and surface water resources and dealing with the legacy of land contamination. The team provides technical support to other operational teams including the National Permitting Service, Environment Management and Sustainable Places area teams. You will be working within a small group of hydrologists as part of the wider team.

Experience/skills required  

We are seeking a numerate individual with a strong scientific background in environment science with experience of hydrology and water resources. You will have a good understanding of our business and environmental activities. You need to have strong IT skills particularly in excel. Ideally, you will have a degree in an environmental subject and experience of hydrology and water resources. A post graduate qualification is desirable but not essential. You will be methodical and organised, with great planning and data analysis skills, experienced in delivering high quality work to defined deadlines.

Travel to other offices and sites will be required as such a full UK driving licence is highly desirable but not essential.

Contact and additional information  

Closing Date: 12th March 2019 at 23:55 hours. For further information regarding this role please contact Bryony Howlett, Hydrology Team Leader, on 07795317215 or by email: