Assistant Consultant: Hydrogeologist

Various, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are currently recruiting a high-calibre Assistant Consultant Hydrogeologist who is keen to support a range of projects and clients working within our Climate Risk, Water Management & Environmental Policy business unit based in either our Newcastle, London or Shrewsbury office.

Our Water Management team works across a wide spectrum of services covering hydrogeology, water resources and security, water quality, hydroecology and hydrology and hydraulics.  Through our projects we provide high quality technical services and advice to a wide range of customers, including the UK Water Industry, UK and European Government departments and agencies, the World Bank, and the Mining, Nuclear and Oil & Gas sectors.

Our hydrogeologists apply their skills and knowledge to a wide range of projects related to water resource assessment, numerical modelling, groundwater quality investigations and aquifer protection.  You will have the opportunity to work with a range of clients includingwater companies, regulators, central and local government as well as the private sector.  This may include work beyond the UK in the EU and wider international projects.

You will provide technical input to a variety of office and field based projects.  You are also likely to be involved in supporting the development of proposals for new projects. You will often work in multi-disciplinary teams providing technical contributions to projects, data and information collection and analysis. 

You will be a highly motivated, numerate candidate with excellent communication skills and an interest in groundwater modelling.  You will have the ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and finding solutions to new challenges.  The ability to work effectively as part of a team, as well as individually for discrete tasks, is essential. 

Skills / Qualifications

  • You will have a good degree-level qualification in either Geography, Geology, Earth/Environmental Science or Civil Engineering
  • Post graduate experience is not essential, although a qualification in Hydrogeology or Water Resources Management would be advantageous
  • You should have a good understanding of water management issues in the UK and Europe, as well as an interest in creatively solving these problems
  • You will be highly numerate with strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write high quality concise reports is essential
  • You will have practical experience in at least some of the following: use of MS Office tools (Excel, Access); use of GIS packages such as ArcGIS and groundwater modelling packages such as MODFLOW.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.