Air Quality Monitoring Site Auditor
The Air Quality & Environment team of over 100 consultants, scientists and engineers develop and apply state-of-the-art tools and techniques to deliver effective solutions to difficult air quality problems. Our team includes knowledge leaders on air quality measurement, inventory development, modelling, exposure assessment, chemical modelling, public health impacts, information management and data visualisation.
Our clients benefit from the full range of air quality services that result in solutions and strategies tailored to addressing challenges at local, city and national scales. We deliver hundreds of projects every year, to public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas, including flagship programmes such as the UK's national air quality measurement network (AURN), the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) and the annual national scale air quality modelling assessment on behalf of UK Government.
As a field based Monitoring Analyst, you will be responsible for ensuring that the monitoring equipment for air pollutants across the UK is providing the correct results and giving reliable measurements of air quality for our customers. This involves the on-site testing and calibration of equipment and subsequent data recording and processing, conducted to strict quality requirements
You will also be required to review and ratify air pollution measurements using our in-house software systems and strict methods prescribed by UK Law and European Directives. It would be an advantage to have an initial understanding of current air pollution problems and legislation aimed to address these issues, although comprehensive training is provided.
The work will require significant travel, including several weeks per quarter of extended trips away from the office and up to 4 overnight stays per week.
The testing, calibration and documentation of air quality measuring instrumentation across the UK
Liaison with site operators to arrange visits
Data processing and reporting
Ratification of data for publication on the Defra UK Air Quality website (http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/) and the Air Quality England website (https://www.airqualityengland.co.uk/)
Key competencies and experience:
A degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering is an advantage, but not essential; candidates who can demonstrate relevant experience will also be considered
Full, clean UK driving licence with solid driving experience - able to drive a Company van
Good level of physical fitness in order to be able to load and unload monitoring and testing equipment
Awareness of site safety issues
The ability to conduct research, gather and analyse data accurately and methodically
Accuracy and attention to detail
Skills and behaviours:
Strong communication and team working skills
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Self-reliance and good problem solving skills
This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.