Technical Officer - 11339

East Midlands
Ceres House, 2 Searby Rd, LN2 4DT
Staff Grade 4
Full Time
Operational Delivery, Science
We are seeking a highly enthusiastic self-motivated team member to join the Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire Area Groundwater & Contaminated Land team based at Ceres House in Lincoln. Our Area heavily depends on groundwater for potable drinking water supply and watercourse base flow. You will play a critical role in safeguarding and improving this important resource. The individual needs to be a confident and effective communicator as the role will require them to regularly speak with internal and external teams/organisations on technical matters relating to water quality and resource.
The Groundwater and Contaminated Land Team is a multifunctional team focused on protecting our groundwater resource and dealing with the legacy of land contamination. The team provides technical support to other operational teams including the National Permitting Service, Environment Management teams and many others. Our primary goal is to protect groundwater as a vital resource for current and future generations.
We are seeking an experienced technical officer with a good understanding of water quality and resource, the Water Framework Directive and Environmental Permitting Regulations. In addition, someone with good project management skills would be beneficial. You’ll be qualified to at least degree level (or equivalent) in a Geoscience related discipline, a member of a professional body (or working towards this) and possess proven ability/knowledge of:

• hydrogeology/contaminant hydrogeology;
• groundwater chemistry;
• groundwater quality and protection;
• applying a risk based approach to your work;
• influencing others and securing commitment from others who you do not manage;
• managing complicated projects to secure efficient and appropriate delivery; and
• delivery of positive environmental outcomes.

Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills, proficiency in GIS, data handling and management and developed organisational skills.
The role will be based at Ceres House, Lincoln and may require the post holder to travel to other office locations in the Area, and occasionally nationally, for meetings, training and to undertake occasional site visits. On occasion you may need to travel beyond the Area. As a result a full UK driving licence would be an advantage.

For further details please contact – Shaun Rowson, Northern Area Groundwater and Contaminated Land Team Leader on 02030255052 or by email

Interview and assessment will take place on 22 August 2019 at Ceres House in Lincoln.

14/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Legislative Knowledge
Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing
Manage your health and safety
Making sure your own behaviour reduces risks to the health and safety of yourself and others.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.