U.K. nationals: Water Quality Officer G4

Environment Agency
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job description  

We are the Environment Agency. We protect and improve the environment. We look after the water environment, land quality, promote sustainable land management and help protect and enhance wildlife habitats. We also work closely with businesses to help them comply with environmental regulations.

Integrated Environment Planning (IEP) works with a range of internal and external customers to deliver key national processes such as the water company price review and river basin management planning. It works directly with partners to achieve significant environmental improvement. It comprises technical experts and a group of externally facing account management teams. It provides timely and effective evidence for the whole business to connect the needs of both national and local customers, to do things “Once” through standard tools and products and to provide efficient and effective solutions to our customers

We are looking for an enthusiastic environmental planner who understands rivers, lakes, groundwater and coastal waters enough to help identify relevant environmental improvements needed. Your background will enable you to quickly grow into a reliable water quality officer with skills to help us influence water quality planning and performance processes

The team  

The IEP Team sits within the Environment Planning and Engagement department of Thames Area. It has three core areas of work, Water Resources/Water Quality/Environment planning; which will involve working with area operational teams and national colleagues to drive Thames area priorities including price review, catchment measure modelling, defuse water pollution plans and more.

We’re a team of trusted advisors at the heart of environmental decision making, facilitating integrated actions maximising benefits for people and wildlife

Experience/skills required  

We are seeking an individual with a degree (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant environmental discipline. This will be coupled with knowledge and understanding that will give you a platform to quickly become an effective water quality planning officer, who supports a broad range of catchment planning processes.

From your experience to date you will be able to demonstrate some of the following:

• experience of delivering environmental improvements using a range of tools;
• a broad range of technical knowledge together with strong interpersonal and team-working skills;
• be proactive, self-motivated and a confident communicator, used to influencing and negotiating to deliver outcomes;
• work as part of a team sharing skills and experience to deliver the best outcomes for the environment
• managing multiple priorities and competing demands
• working & communicating with a range of customers and partners

Contact and additional information  

To reflecting the diverse communities we serve we welcome applications from people from all walks of life. Everyone starting with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed.
The Environment Agency offers a range of employee benefits and opportunities to progress your career via professional training routes including apprenticeships and degree programmes.
For further information, on employee benefits and/or the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack or contact Tom Jacklin at or National Workforce Co-ordination at .
Interviews will be held in Reading week commencing 01/07/2019