Environmental Quality Officer - Contaminated Land

London (Central), London (Greater)
£32,900 - £44,500 per annum (Market Supplement Available)
14 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Public Sector
Full Time
Contract Type

Environmental Quality Officer - Contaminated Land

RB Kensington and Chelsea

Ref. RBKC9035

£32,900 - £44,500 per annum (Market Supplement Available)

Permanent, Full Time


About Us:

Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services.

Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks.  The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline.

If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.

The Role:

An opportunity now exists in the Environmental Quality Team for two experienced and motivated land contamination specialists.

The main focus of these posts is to address land contamination issues through the planning process and implement the councils’ Contaminated Land Strategy.  The posts will also cover the regulation of operations covered by Environmental Permits and the enforcement of the ‘polluter pays’ principle ensuring the prevention and remediation of environmental damage. 

You will work as part of a larger team who also deal with other duties including air quality.

About You:

The successful candidates 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 with the planning system is highly desirable. 

You will be qualified at a minimum to a degree level in a relevant discipline (e.g. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrogeology or equivalent).

Excellent verbal and written communication and IT skills are a must and experience of databases, GIS packages and quantitative risk assessment tools is required.

Contact details for an informal discussion: Elizabeth Fonseca, Environmental Quality Manager at elizabeth.fonseca@lbhf.gov.uk

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