Specialist Advisor (Contaminated Land)

Flexible, Cardiff preferred
Grade 6 £33,424 - £36,559
18 Oct 2019
07 Nov 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Specialist Advisor (Contaminated Land)
Type of contract: Fixed Term Appointment 31st March 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Job Summary:

As a Senior Advisor in Contaminated Land you’ll be expected to:

  • Provide technical advice on planning applications for new developments, including assessment of site investigation reports, controlled waters risk assessments, remediation statements and remediation verification reports
  • Assess permit applications which pose a risk to land and water
  • Assess risk assessments for landfills, ensuring these sites comply with their permits
  • Advise our environment management teams on instances of pollution to land and groundwater and support enforcement action where required
  • Develop and manage projects to improve our understanding of groundwater and land contamination issues in Wales
  • Carry out NRW’s duties under the contaminated land regime (Part 2A) – providing technical advice to local authorities, investigation and remediation.
  • 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.

What will I need to be considered for this role?

  • Post graduate degree level qualification in contaminated land/hydrogeology or equivalent
  • Experience as a contaminated land specialist or hydrogeologist within consultancy or as a regulator
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Awareness of the relevant legislation covering water resources, water quality and land contamination
  • A full UK valid driving licence.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Contaminated Land and Waste; Welsh, UK and Welsh Government policy drivers in Contaminated Land; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders and industries involved with Contaminated Land in Wales;
  • Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of complex environmental information and data sources; analysing large data sets 
  • Working with/in WG, water companies, local authorities, Waste Sector & industries , eNGOs, NRW Operations;
  • Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
  • You will be a member of a relevant professional institution and/or working towards membership.
  • Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required;

Closing date: 7 November 2019