Due to our recent success in securing several long term groundwater resource evaluation and implementation projects we have a unique opportunity for an ambitious hydrogeologist to join us and manage several Key Client Accounts. The successful candidate will be joining us at an exciting time in our growth and development as a business. This is a senior position at either Senior Hydrogeologist or Principal grade (depending on your experience) with a focus on the management, growth and development of our groundwater services.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, confident and self-motivated, with strong commercial and technical skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. This position would suit those with an already successful career in groundwater consultancy, specifically in the area of groundwater resource development. Within this role will be given the opportunity to further develop your project management and leadership skills in a fast growing and dynamic consultancy environment.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in providing professional advice in respect of the feasibility, investigation, testing, procurement and implementation of new private and public supplies. Our preferred candidate would have proven experience as a groundwater professional ideally with groundwater resource exploitation experience in the UK and Ireland. They are expected to have a sound technical understanding of the UK and Northern Irish groundwater abstraction regulatory and licensing regime and be able to demonstrate experience in tendering and managing projects of at least £100k+ value.
You will be based out of our Belfast office, but will have the opportunity to work on hydrogeological projects in Great Britain and Ireland, as well as internationally.
You will need to have a flexible approach to time management and be willing to travel from you home for short periods.
Key duties and responsibilities of the role:
Act as the day-to-day client interface.
Conduct site visits for technical assessment and problem-solving based on current UK guidance and best practice.
Management and technical delivery of Hydrogeological Risk Assessments and Desk Top Studies.
Site supervision of small to large scale site investigation works, including costing, procuring of work from sub-contractors, soil and rock logging and sampling, scheduling of chemical / environmental and geotechnical analysis, ground gas and groundwater monitoring.
Logging of soils and rocks to BS5930, and Eurocode7.
Preparation and review of health and safety documentation including risk assessments and method statements.
Preparation and peer review of factual and interpretative desk studies and site investigation reports including production of conceptual site models and quantitative controlled waters risks assessments.
Undertake and support the design, implementation and interpretation of site investigation data.
Undertake role of employer’s representative / Supervisor on site investigation projects.
Checking and review of junior members of staff and support senior staff to ensure delivery of projects.
Mentoring of junior staff, providing technical guidance and constructive support to aid their development in areas of site investigation, assessment and report writing.
Liaison with clients, local and wider geo-environmental team members and other disciplines on key projects.
Input into tenders and preparation of fee proposals.
Support experienced project managers.
Preparation of method statements.
Liaison with contractors, laboratories and regulators.
Field based work including monitoring and contractor supervision.
Data collection, collation and analysis.
The successful candidate must be willing to travel, have a valid driver’s license, work independently and have strong written and verbal communication skills.
Essential Skills / Qualifications and Experience:
A minimum of a good honours degree in earth sciences, geology or geochemistry and a master’s degree or doctorate in hydrogeology. The ability to analyse information and to present this logically and accurately in reports or verbal presentations.
proficient at writing interpretative reports in support of abstraction licence applications for new individual private and public supplies as well as licences for new well fields.
experience in designing and procuring groundwater abstraction investigations, desk based analysis of pumping test data for confined and unconfined aquifer systems
Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel.
Experience of using pumping test analysis software such as Aquifer Win32, Aquitest and other.
Excellent communication skills.
The ability to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team, as well as being willing to work individually.
You will need to be a team player willing to work away from your base office, with a high level of personal responsibility and adaptable and flexible approach to different project requirements.
Full clean driving licence
Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel;
Ability to use groundwater modelling packages such as MODFLOW;
An understanding of water chemistry;
Water treatment experience to a public supply standard.
Borehole design, installation and pumping test analysis.