U.K. nationals: Level 2 Hydrometry and Telemetry Officer

Environment Agency
Various, United Kingdom
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Job description  

We’re looking for a Hydrometry and Telemetry Officer (level 2) to join a team who install and operate field equipment that measures river level, river flow, groundwater and rainfall over a large geographical area.

You will also analyse, validate and quality assure the data collected from this equipment and upload the data on to the hydrometric archive.
You will be required to work in the field in all weathers carrying out quality assurance, responding to instrument faults and carrying out reactive site visits during incidents.

Other parts of the role will involve making sure that your sites are safe and ensure they are well kept.

The team  

You will be part of a busy Hydrometry monitoring in Wessex, collecting and processing hydrometric data that is essential for the assessment and management of water in the environment. We manage, operate and maintain many hydrometric and telemetry assets across a large network to ensure accurate and reliable data is continuously available for customers. Our monitoring service underpins many of the Environment Agency’s responsibilities relating to flood forecasting / warning, incident management and water resources.

Experience/skills required  

We’re seeking an enthusiastic, practical person who enjoys working outdoors, in all weather, and has the capability to install, test, calibrate and repair complex instrumentation.

You'll also need to have an aptitude for numbers, demonstrate a logical and analytical mind, and be prepared to pay special attention to detail when it comes to analysing trends in large data sets. With strong practical problem solving skills, you will be experienced in handling and managing data. Use of own initiative is essential, you will have an eye for detail, be efficient and work in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Experience of field work, lone working, water safety, risk assessment and scientific instrumentation would be advantageous.
Good communication skills are a must as you will be required to interact effectively with the team, both internal and external customers and members of the public.

A degree standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required.

Contact and additional information  

For further information contact Helen Craddock on 020302 50187 or Geoff Hardwicke on 020302 59318.

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Closing Date:  

13/04/2020, 23:55 hours