Assistant Hydrologist

The Coal Authority
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job description
About the Role


Do you want to be part of a team creating innovative environmental solutions caused by our mining legacy? If so, this is a great opportunity to join us on a 2 year fixed term contract. 


This is an exciting, rewarding, Assistant Hydrologist role with our Technical Team within the Environment department and offers excellent opportunities for growth and development for achieving Chartered status.


The Environment Department is responsible for addressing the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new schemes and supporting the operation of over 70 existing mine water treatment schemes. 


Our specialists provide creative and sustainable solutions to protect the environment from the impacts of water pollution caused by past mining. We provide technical advice to both external clients, and internal colleagues, on mine water management and remediation.


For more details about the role, please refer to the attached job description. 


About you


  • relevant qualification and experience in hydrology and hydrometry
  • experience in managing large, complex datasets
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated
  • an ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage a high-volume workload


You will provide technical advice on hydrology and hydrometry of abandoned coal and metal mines, including their flows, and their impacts to catchments. As you undertake a range of hydrological fieldwork, and be involved in establishing new flow monitoring structures.

You will analyse and manage the monitoring of data collected throughout the former mining areas of Great Britain and be involved in the delivery of a growing number of commercial mine water projects. You will represent us at meetings with regulators, researchers, and many others.

Working at the Coal Authority


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:


The Coal Authority embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

We're also happy to talk flexible working, so please let us know if this is something you're interested in knowing more about.


If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the HR team by email at or by phone on 0345 762 6848.


Other essential information


Interview schedule:

Stage 1 interviews to be held on week commencing 9 December 2019

Stage 2 interviews to be held on week commencing 16 December 2019

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.