Land Quality Officer
12 months fixed term
An opportunity now exists in the Land Quality Team for and experienced and motivated contaminated land specialist to become part of the team and develop and assist us in driving regeneration work in the Borough forward.
The London Borough of Hounslow is committed to making a positive difference for our residents by ensuring that the quality services delivered to a high standard. There are many notable regeneration projects including Sky, Brentford Football Club, Development of new council offices and the regeneration of Hounslow Town Centre, so you are never too far from new and exciting challenges.
Land may become contaminated through various activities such as industrial operations, waste management activities, spillages and leaks. The Land Quality Team has various statutory responsibilities and functions to ensure that any potential harm or pollution caused by such land is minimised.
The main focus of the Land Quality Team is to address potential contaminated land issues through the planning process and to implement the councils’ Contaminated Land Strategy. The team also deal with other duties such as 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.
You should have relevant professional experience, detailed technical knowledge and a good understanding of environmental legislation and how it affects the work of the council. Experience of undertaking intrusive site investigations and report writing is desirable and experience with the planning system is highly desirable. A qualification to a degree level in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrogeology, Geology, Civil Engineering, Geoenvironmental Engineer and Contaminated Land or equivalent) is also highly desirable.
Excellent verbal and written communication and IT skills are a must and experience of databases, GIS packages and quantitative risk assessment tools are required.
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Closing date: 28th March 2017