• technical input into the River Basin Management Plan process ensuring groundwater quality evidence is used for Water Framework Directive decision making
• managing the Water Industry National Environment Programme Groundwater Quality schemes and catchment programme
• area lead for delineating safeguard zones and delivery of action plans, ensuring they are incorporated into area priorities
• technical input to projects.
• project management of catchment partnerships and technical input
• providing a strategic overview of the groundwater quality network, ensuring groundwater quality evidence is fit for purpose
• advising businesses, householders and landowners on preventing pollution to groundwater
• supporting and coaching the team and engaging with our national E&B Groundwater team to ensure Area issues are addressed in accordance with our guidance.
• maintaining team resilience, providing technical support for the planning, permitting and incident management processes
• being supported to undertake or maintain an existing role to support the Environment Agency’s wider response to pollution and flooding incidents.
We support environmental permitting across a wide range of activities, respond to planning consultations, including high profile infrastructure and developments and give risk-based technical and regulatory advice on land contamination sites.
You’ll demonstrate good awareness of groundwater quality issues together with knowledge of relevant environmental legislation and policy. With your track record of achieving results you’ll be able to demonstrate your ability to work with and lead others, establish good customer and partner relationships and use your analytical skills and scientific knowledge to identify problems and make recommendations to resolve them. You’ll also demonstrate your potential for coaching others to develop their technical capabilities.
You’ll use a range of communication skills and techniques to transpose complex data and information for a range of audiences. You’ll have well developed computing skills with the ability to use tools available such as Arc Geographical Information System.
You will be supported to develop your technical and professional skills including chartership with an appropriate professional body.
For any questions relating to this role, please contact: [email protected]
Interviews are scheduled to take place in early July.
11/06/2021, 23:55 hours
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