Water Quality Monitoring Technician (Graduate role, Contract)

Adler & Allan

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 by Adler & Allan

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£22k - £22k Annual

Home based (North West)

About the Company:

The Adler and Allan Group provides market leading environmental risk reduction through preventative and responsive solutions offering an expert 24-7 service to our customers. We give our customers peace of mind in detecting and identifying the environmental risks posed to their business. Our broad range of risk mitigation products and services keep businesses strong, reducing the prospect of litigation, costly fines, and bad publicity, as well as reducing the threat to the environment. In a world where the environment and legislation are in constant flux, we also provide emergency response in a variety of settings. Our customers include multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public.

We are an ambitious team who are focused on growth, putting out customers at the heart of what we do, and we live our values of Safety, Service, Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise. Our culture is can-do, fun and where everyone has a part to play. If you want to help businesses and protect the environment, this role could be for you. In return you will be rewarded with a great package, fantastic culture, challenging role and an opportunity for development and progression.

The Role:

The Water Quality Monitoring Technician will be to attend and investigate water pollution incidents; undertake field-based monitoring and collect environmental samples for laboratory analysis within the United Utilities regional boundaries in the North west of England.

Employed on a full time basis, the postholder will also undertake weekend and public holiday working on a flexible team rota pattern.

Key tasks and accountabilities associated with the role are as follows:

  • Attending and investigating water pollution incidents across the United Utilities regional boundaries in the North West of England.
  • Undertaking field monitoring works including water quality measurements and sampling
  • Technical report writing in response to water pollution incidents
  • Provision of accurate and timely information to line management
  • Supporting team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels
  • Any other duties for which the post holder is qualified and able to carry out.

Water Quality Monitoring Technician requirements:

  • Degree in a Biological or Environmental Sciences discipline
  • Understanding of water chemistry and the indicative parameters
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Experience in scientific fieldwork, and an enthusiasm for working outdoors in all weathers
  • Competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Excel & Word
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills with the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team following precise protocols
  • Motivated, friendly and confident interacting with clients
  • Experience of aquatic macro-invertebrate sampling/aquatic/macro-invertebrate identification skills to Family level would be beneficial.
  • GIS skills desirable
  • Understanding of the role of regulators such as the Environment Agency
  • Laboratory analysis in environmental monitoring, and environmental compliance
  • Right to Work in the UK

Water Quality Monitoring Technician benefits:

  • Competitive salary & flexible working arrangements.
  • 25 days + 8 bank holidays.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Refer a friend scheme.
  • Regular opportunities for training and development.
  • Possibility of contract extension at the end of 6 months

If you think that you are suitable for this post, please apply now!

Reference: 1459842019

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