Air Quality Monitoring Site Auditor

Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
24 Oct 2019
Closes
23 Nov 2019
Ref
JOB-1202
Contact
Ricardo-AEA
Sector
Environmental
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Career Level
Graduate / Entry Level




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.



Role Purpose:

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.



Key accountabilities:

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

IT literacy

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.

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