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RSK Group

Job title Associate Director - Hydrogeologist/Geo-Environmental Engineer
Location Home Based, UK
Date posted 05-Dec-22
Apply by 31-Jan-23
Contact Jacob Weaver-Jones
Tel: 07391 867 307
Summary Exciting opportunity to join our team. You will be keeping track of environmental market and policy developments while interviewing CEOs and other business leaders from the environmental sector, and ensuring that our analysis is on the button

Do you have what it takes?

Do you want to work for a worldwide, market leading Company? A multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy company providing services globally for over 30 years, with market leading capabilities across the construction, services and rail sectors. RSK prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and allowing employees to reach their full potential.

The Geosciences team has a strong Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) Group with the vision of maintaining a highly qualified and skilled risk assessment based support group that represents the forefront of current best practice and expertise, with continued commitment to learning and development and support for all RSK offices. The Geosciences team currently has several ASoBRA risk assessors, all of which provide risk assessment support to external clients across RSK UK and international teams, while undertaking more routine work in the field of land condition or wider environmental issues for our clients. A number of the QRA Group are actively involved in working groups which aim to raise the standard of land contamination risk assessment such as those established by SoBRA, EPS, Geological Society and AGS.

What you can expect in this position

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced risk assessor to join RSK Geosciences and support the QRA Group and/or work on groundwater engineering projects. The ideal candidate will have a background in hydrogeological and controlled waters risk assessments, with human health risk assessment experience also being beneficial. Working alongside an experienced team of risk assessors and hydrogeologists located across the UK, you will get involved with, and lead on a wide variety of geo-environmental land contamination and geotechnical projects including investigations in relation to development/ regeneration, energy, infrastructure, environmental permitting and Part IIA.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Designing, managing and leading on geo-environmental projects through PRA and site investigation phases, including GQRA and DQRA, with the production of high quality interpretive reports, in line with national standards, codes of practice and RSK procedures.  
  • Completion of DQRAs for controlled waters and potentially human health.
  • Management of groundwater studies including design and implementation of groundwater monitoring programs, interpreting in-situ aquifer test data (e.g. permeability tests) and completion of dewatering calculations.
  • Technical review of factual and interpretive geo-environmental reports.
  • Be an active member of the QRA team by actively promoting and encouraging best practice within the brownfield land sector and mentoring junior risk assessors. This may include producing in-house technical documents, facilitating training courses and presenting at external conferences.
  • Effectively communicating with clients (both external and within the wider RSK group) and colleagues to build strong working relationships with the aim of meeting and exceeding client expectations, and contributing to a strong team ethic
  • Managing projects to meet both commercial and technical requirements and working with technical and projects leads to deliver appropriate solutions wherever necessary
  • Supporting business development through managing the preparation of tenders.
  • Stewardship of health, safety and environment in accordance with company standards and contribute to sustainability goals

What we're looking for:

  • A professional with at least 10 years relevant work experience
  • Significant and demonstrable experience of site conceptualisation, developing and refinement of conceptual site models and undertaking generic quantitative risk assessments for controlled waters; plus potentially human health and ground gas
  • Demonstrable experience of undertaking DQRA for controlled waters using environmental simulation packages (e.g. RTM, ConSim, Aquifer Win32, Modflow, RBCA, etc)
  • Able to complete factual and interpretative assessments
  • Able to deliver projects and work within a multi-disciplinary consultancy
  • Able to write proposals that are both technically sound and commercially accurate
  • Provide strong technical leadership and mentoring skills to junior staff
  • Strong track record in managing time and resources effectively and within budget 
  • Computer literate and skilled with Microsoft Office applications, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Full UK driving licence. 

Qualifications/ Certification

  • BSc degree level qualified in Geology, Geophysics, Earth Science, Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering or a related subject
  • MSc in Hydrogeology or related subject
  • Chartered status with a relevant professional body e.g. Geological Society, IES
  • SoBRA accredited risk assessor (RSoBRA or ASoBRA) or willing to work towards accreditation in one or more disciplines (vapour, ground gas, human health, controlled waters)
  • Beneficial, but not essential, to be a SiLC and Suitably Qualified Person (SQP)

Salary & benefits:

  • £Commensurate with experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free life assurance cover
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and we are committed to supporting candidates along the pathway to Chartership with an appropriate body.

RSK Geosciences have been involved in several high profile and award-winning projects which have been recognised at the Brownfield Awards 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022 where RSK was the winner in the categories of Best Project Preparatory Works (2022), Best Research, Innovation or Advancement of Science in the Brownfield Sector (2022), Best Public Engagement and Participation (2020); Best Re-use of Materials (2018 and 2020) and Best Infrastructure Project (2020), Best International Project (2021). We were also highly commended for Best Scoping or Operation of a Site Investigation (2018) and Best Application of Innovative Digital Tools or Emerging Technology on a Brownfield Project.

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered.  We also offer a flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care. Regular training and career development are promoted and encouraged.