Role: Environmental Monitoring Assistant / Officer (Dependent on experience)

Location: Home based – located near Royal Tunbridge Wells

Package: £17k- £22k

Contract End: November 2021

This is a new role to support our growing environmental monitoring service and you will be undertaking field-based monitoring across West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent with Royal Tunbridge Wells being approximately central to the monitoring sites. Working remotely in a team you will be involved in a range of sampling in the aquatic environment to inform waste-water investigations.

Main Duties
  • Sample collection to inform a range of waste-water investigations across the South East of England. Sampling includes:
  1. Surface water quality spot sampling
  2. Reservoir sediment sampling
  3. Freshwater macroinvertebrate sampling
  •  Sample drop off for laboratory analysis
  •  Organising day to day requirements to ensure our programme of sampling is completed on schedule and budget
  • Data entry and management
  • Supporting project planning and delivery
Personal and Professional Qualities
  • Excellent time management and a methodical approach is essential as you will be required to plan and schedule your time over numerous sites across a wide geographical area
  • Highly organised and self-motivated
  • An excellent attention to detail and record keeping ensuring robust collection of data
  • The ability to work at a steady and consistent pace with a high level of precision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communications. Although remote working you will be part of a wider virtual team and effective communication is essential
  • Work experience of undertaking surface water quality sampling for a range of determinands and use of instrumentation
  • Experience of working in, on or around water and knowledge of health and safety processes are essential
  • Knowledge around sample management, processing and analysis is desirable
  • Experience using digital data capture is desirable
  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 certified is desirable
  • Member of professional body (E.g. CIEEM / CIWEM)
  • A positive attitude, highly organised and motivated
  • Computer literate
  • The role will include considerable amount of driving each week across the South East. Full clean driving licence is essential.
We Offer
  • A safe and friendly place to work
  • As an expanding company we offer clear career progression, personalised development plan and potential for the role to become permanent
  • Varied projects and clients, fantastic exposure and on the job learning
  • A £500 (pro-rata) annual training budget, with more available subject to business case
  • Support in gaining professional memberships and chartership where appropriate.

You will be enrolled on the company pension scheme and have an annual leave allowance. We have over fifty staff working from our three offices in Salisbury, Leamington Spa and Hatfield covering design, contracting and ecology there are numerous opportunities for career progression.

To apply for this role then please submit a CV and a cover letter to https://talent.sage.hr/jobs/961fa3d5-04f3-416e-a8d6-a84be00934f0. To discuss the role further please contact Jessica Squires at Jessica.squires@five-rivers.com.