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Assistant Environmental Consultant / Assistant Hydrogeologist (Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology)

R-053595
  1. Birmingham

Assistant Environmental Consultant / Assistant Hydrogeologist (Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology)

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Assistant Environmental Consultant / Assistant Hydrogeologist to join our Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology team in Birmingham starting September 2021. We are seeking a confident and driven person to input into our exciting and challenging projects.  Our client and project base are highly diverse with current projects in the nuclear new build, oil and gas, regeneration and redevelopment and major road and rail sectors in the UK and around the world.

Atkins’ Assistant Contaminated Land Consultants / Hydrogeologists use the full range of their skills, working on multi-disciplinary projects as well as providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges.  The vacancy is for someone who:

  • is confident working in a team and independently;
  • combines excellent organisational, technical, numerical, digital and communication skills to demonstrate logical thinking and concise reporting;
  • is highly motivated and proactive, with demonstrable energy, drive and enthusiasm; and
  • has an innovative nature with problem-solving skills.

Atkins part of SNC Lavalin’s business is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies; we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.  The Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology Practice is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled team; notably with staff winning various awards over the past years. 

Responsibilities

  • Organisation, collation and assessment of desk-based information as part of Phase 1 Desk Studies and strives to support Atkins digital initiatives and automation aims.
  • Digital data management, development of conceptual site models, and undertaking qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessments for human health, controlled waters and property receptors. Preparation and delivery of factual and interpretative reporting.
  • Assisting in design of Phase 2 site investigations and organising environmental / geoenvironmental site investigation and monitoring, including contractor supervision, soil sampling and ground gas/vapour/leachate/groundwater and surface water monitoring/sampling and/or supervising or supporting others in contractor management, liaison and supervision.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including preparation of H&S Plans for site investigation and managing health and safety on site.
  • Preparation of relevant Environmental Impact Assessment chapters.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.
  • Management of own work including supporting senior management to ensure projects are to delivered on-time, on budget and to quality and client expectations.

Requirements

  • Higher education qualification in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, geography, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Be a digital innovator: experience of handing large data sets, developing graphic representations of data or finding new digital ways of working.
  • Demonstratable understanding of land contamination/brownfield land issues including understanding of relevant codes of practice and industry standards.
  • Work placement or experience (ideally within a site investigation contractor or consultancy environment) preferable.
  • Experience of report writing and ability to draft high quality reports under guidance.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK.
  • Full UK driving licence.

What we offer

  • Part-time and/or flexible hours contracts.
  • Paid overtime and/or TOIL system.
  • Competitive salaries and a huge range of other benefits.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus paid bank holidays, plus the ability to buy up to 15 extra days!
  • Paid professional memberships and individual training budgets.
  • Paid for individual I-phone and use of team I-pad’s for work purposes.
  • Tailored training and mentoring schemes to advance your career.
  • And so much more…

Our team are proud to promote nature-based solutions across a range of market sectors; collaborating with clients to positively contribute to the carbon net zero agenda and biodiversity and climate emergencies. We positively encourage pushing boundaries, promoting innovation, knowledge sharing and ensure staff have time allocated to get involved in our technical network and innovations.

Atkins is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We have a commitment to identify and recruit from the most diverse talent pool and develop new and improved ways to sponsor talent from underrepresented groups. We have a range of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network groups encouraging an inclusive workplace where all employees can flourish, including Embrace (supporting minority ethnicities), Enable (supporting visible and invisible disabilities) Equilibrium (for LGBT+ colleagues), Menopause at Work, Neurodiversity (for variations in learning, attention and other mental functions), ParentNet, and Empower (providing professional support by and for women).

Here at Atkins, well-being is at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise that there is more to life than work and that making time for the other things is crucial for health and happiness. Therefore, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish times will help with this, we are more than happy to discuss individual requirements (and to keep these requirements flexible going forward). We utilise a paid overtime and TOIL system, which also helps individuals to make time for the things that are important to them and prevents staff burn out during the busy season.” Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community with paid volunteer days, STEM activities, and professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development process which is regularly reviewed. You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company. Atkins will support you in your professional development, whether with CIWEM, Geolsoc, IEMA or others, we support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions, this includes paying your annual membership and providing access to training.

Benefits

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package. https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.”

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