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Our client is a public body that aims to protect and improve Scotland's environment. This is an exceptional opportunity to join it in this senior position to provide expert scientific/technical information and advice.
At a national level, you will provide advice to the water resources unit on the evaluation of risks and mitigation for a particular industry sector or process relevant to the groundwater flow or contaminant fate and transport skillsets. This will involve developing national systems on a particular process, e.g. guidance and procedures, standing/generic advice notes, unit competency framework, or external training. The aim is to facilitate the delivery of sustainable management by less specialised staff.
At a regional level you will deliver water resources advice; this will often involve work on complex sites, providing hands-on technical advice to regulation, or supervising an ad-hoc team of staff. It will occasionally involve project managing investigative, research or emergency response projects. The post requires frequent travel within Scotland and occasionally the rest of the UK.
In order to be considered for this role you will hold an MSc in hydrogeology and will have carried out a PhD covering hydrogeological research. You will have a significant amount of hydrogeological experience, ideally with an environmental regulator or consultant, and will have covered many of the following: landfill operations, contaminated land, surface mining and quarrying, coal bed methane extraction, groundwater abstraction, agricultural nitrates, management of radioactive substances. An understanding of how to balance knowledge with monitoring and modelling data to deliver practical and proportionate advice on the evaluation and mitigation of risks is essential, as well as excellent communication skills. A full UK driving licence is highly desirable.
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