Project Officer (Contaminated Land)

Location
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary
£29,055 to £34,106
Posted
01 Mar 2019
Closes
01 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

Leeds City Council has established itself as one of the leading authorities for the regulation of land contamination. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to help us fulfil the council’s obligations under the National Planning Policy Framework and Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Working as part of the Contaminated Land team, you will have a key role in assisting Leeds City Council in fulfilling its responsibilities with respect to contaminated land under Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 mainly through progressing the council’s Contaminated Land Inspection Strategy. You will also be involved in helping the council ensure that land being redeveloped in Leeds is suitable for the proposed use with respect to land contamination through assessing reports which accompany planning applications and providing relevant advice to planning officers.

You will possess a degree in an appropriate discipline (such as land contamination, environmental/earth science, chemistry) at BSc level or equivalent and have relevant experience working with contaminated land issues in the public and/or private sector. You must have an excellent understanding of the planning and Part 2A regimes. You will have well developed IT skill, good working knowledge of GIS and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.