U.K. nationals: Technical Specialist Groundwater and Contaminated Land (Quantity and Water Resources)

Environment Agency

West Malling, , GB

Groundwater is a vital natural resource in Kent and South London utilised for potable, agricultural and industrial uses. Groundwater springs contribute to many local chalk streams and rivers and is vital to their ecological health. The successful candidate will play a critical role in supporting local business and public water supply whilst safeguarding and improving this vital resource.

Working alongside fellow Hydrogeologists, Hydrologists and Water Resources specialist colleagues, you will provide technical advice and undertake:

• Management of Environment Agency groundwater monitoring strategies
• Groundwater Modelling and Analysis
• Abstraction Licence Strategies and Resources Assessment
• Restoring Sustainable Abstraction – investigations and options appraisal
• Water Framework Directive assessments
• Appraisal of Water Company Resource Management and Drought Plans
• Drought Incident Management
• Groundwater related flooding support and intelligence
• Abstraction Regulation Management
• Planning application consultation
• Mentoring and development of team members
• Working with customers and partners such as water companies, consultants, catchment groups, developers, rivers trusts and Natural England.

The Kent and South London Groundwater and Hydrology team bring together Hydrogeology, Hydrology and Water Resource specialists in an a high performing and professional environment. A population of 6 million and increasing growth in the South East continues to challenge the balance between the natural environment and resources, with the team being primarily responsible for regulating and managing sustainable abstraction across Kent and South London.

• Academic qualifications of minimum degree level (or equivalent), in a relevant environmental discipline
• Extensive Hydrogeological experience
• Ability to collate and effectively interpret data to develop and support evidence based decisions
• Communicate across a wide network of audiences, having the ability to turn technical detail into compelling argument for the respective audience
• An in depth understanding of water resources management and regulation, as well as the wider Environment Agency business

The role will be based at Orchard House, Addington, West Malling, Kent ME19 5SH.

Interviews will be held week commencing 02 March 2020.

For further details please contact Christopher Di Marco on 02084747194
or by email: [email protected]

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

16/02/2020, 23:55 hours