Natural Resources Wales

Lead Specialist Advisor (Hydrogeology)

Flexible within any NRW office
Grade 7 - £36,867
10 Sep 2019
23 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Lead Specialist Advisor (Hydrogeology)


  • Location: Flexible within any NRW office
  • Grade & Salary: 7 - £36,867
  • Post Number: 201477
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work Pattern: Full time, 37 hours
  • Application Closing Date: 23 October 2019
  • Interview to take place on and where: Cardiff, w/c 4th November

Job Purpose

As a lead senior advisor in hydrogeology you’ll be expected to:

  • Provide technical advice to the local planning authority on applications for new developments, including assessment of site investigation reports, risk assessments, remediation statements, remediation verification reports and groundwater protection.
  • Assess permit applications which pose a risk to groundwater
  • Manage groundwater resources, including assessing abstraction licence applications and their supporting hydrogeological impact assessments
  • Assess hydrogeological risk assessments for landfills, and provide support on the enforcement of groundwater related permit conditions
  • Advise our environment management teams on instances of pollution to land and groundwater and support enforcement action where required
  • Support the management and operation of the groundwater quality and level networks across Wales.
  • Work with others to protect groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems (wetlands)
  • Develop and manage projects to improve our understanding of groundwater and land contamination issues in Wales
  • Develop and provide advice on policy and guidance for compliance with EU Directives & domestic legislation.
  • Advise the Welsh Government on developing legislation and guidance and provide support to relevant EU, UK and Wales Working Groups.



Qualifications and Skills

  • Post graduate degree level qualification in hydrogeology or similar
  • Substantial experience as a hydrogeologist within consultancy or as a regulator
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, and preferably holding Chartered status
  • Awareness of the relevant legislation covering water resources, water quality and land contamination
  • A full UK valid driving licence.

For more information on the role, how to apply and to see the benefits Natural Resources Wales offers its employees please visit our website.