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ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICE GROUP
Contaminated Land, Pollution Prevention & Control, Water Quality – 36 hours per week
The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham is located in vibrant West London within easy access of central London and the Western Counties. The borough is one of the smallest London Authorities but one of the richest in historical industrial activity and development. Present major developments in progress include White City Redevelopment Area and Imperial Wharf and the upcoming major developments including HS2 and Earl’s Court Redevelopment Area. We also have a variety of industrial processes from dry cleaners to a mannequin manufacturer and private water supplies for both residential and commercial uses.
The Council’s Environmental Quality team deal with regulatory duties such as progressing the determination and remediation of contaminated land, the regulation and enforcement of industrial processes, the regulation of private water supplies and the enforcement of the ‘polluter pays’ principle ensuring the prevention and remediation of environmental damage.
An excellent opportunity now exists for an experienced and motivated officer to develop and assist us in driving this work forward. Ideally, the officer should have a minimum of five years’ professional contaminated land experience with a minimum of one year undertaking practical site investigation. The officer will have a good understanding of environmental legislation and how this affects the work of the Council. The officer will be qualified at a minimum to a degree level in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrogeology, Geology, Civil Engineering, or equivalent. The officer will be responsible for assessing the relevant aspects of planning applications and accompanying contaminated land reports and making recommendations as well as assist in all areas of contaminated land assessment and inspection work. This role is also likely to be bi-borough and include similar work in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Excellent verbal and written communication and IT skills are a must and experience of database, GIS packages and quantitative risk assessment tools is required.
Experience in integrated pollution prevention and assessment and some experience in water and air quality monitoring would be preferred as the officer will also be responsible for the regulation of air polluting industrial processes and private water supplies. The officer’s role will involve the review of relevant emissions reports and water monitoring data.
Further information on this post may be found in the attached selection criteria, job description and career grading documents. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Fonseca on 0208 753 3454.
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Closing date: 25 September 2012.
Interviews: w/c 1 October 2012.