Lead Specialist Advisor Hydrogeology

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Natural Resources Wales
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Natural Resources Wales is the largest Welsh Government Sponsored Body - employing 1,900 staff across Wales. Natural Resources Wales ensures the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained and used, now and in the future.

We are seeking two lead specialist advisors in hydrogeology to join our Geoscience team. Our geoscience team, based in Cardiff, are responsible for the management and protection of groundwater, the management of land affected by contamination and clean-up of abandoned mines.

  • Post number: 201476, 201477.
  • Salary : £36,867 – £41,344
  • Contract: Permanent, full time 37 hours a week.
  • Location: Flexible.
  • Application closing date: 4 March 2019, 13:00pm.

As a lead senior advisor in hydrogeology you’ll be expected to:

  • Provide technical advice on planning applications for new developments, including assessment of site investigation reports, risk assessments, remediation statements and remediation verification reports
  • Assess permit applications which pose a risk to groundwater
  • Manage groundwater resources, including assessing abstraction licence applications and their supporting hydrogeological impact assessments
  • Assess hydrogeological risk assessments for landfills, ensuring these sites comply with their permits
  • Advise our environment management teams on instances of pollution to land and groundwater and support enforcement action where required
  • Work with others to protect groundwater dependent ecosystems (wetlands)
  • Develop and manage projects to improve our understanding of groundwater and land contamination issues in Wales
  • Develop and provide advice on policy and guidance for compliance with EU Directives & domestic legislation.
  • Advise the Welsh Government on developing legislation and guidance and provide support to relevant EU, UK and Wales Working Groups.

What will I need to be considered for this role?

  • Post graduate degree level qualification in hydrogeology or equivalent
  • Substantial experience as a hydrogeological within industry or as a regulator
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, and preferably holding Chartered status
  • Awareness of the relevant legislation covering water resources, water quality and land contamination
  • A full UK valid driving licence.

For more information on the role, how to apply and to see the benefits Natural Resources Wales offers its employees please visit our website: https://naturalresources.wales/about-us/jobs-and-volunteering