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Environmental Chemist / Water Quality Specialist

  • Job reference: IF-002018
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure, Water
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies and the largest engineering consultancy in Europe. Our Water Management Consultancy Practice covers a wider range of specialisms - including environmental chemistry, water quality, catchment management, hydrology/water resource planning, and geomorphology. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the depth of our technical expertise. We currently have a number of new exciting and technically challenging projects in the wider environmental chemistry and water quality area. We welcome application from enthusiastic scientists in this field. The post can be full-time or part-time; flexible working options are available.

Full-time or part-time position based in our Bristol (ideally), Epsom, Oxford, Peterborough or Warrington office.

• Must have a degree in a relevant discipline and preferably relevant post-graduate qualification (for example with a focus on environmental chemistry, water quality, geochemistry). 
• Experience in one of the following fields: environmental chemistry, aquatic/marine biogeochemistry, river water quality assessment.
• Must have excellent numerical and data analysis skills; a high degree of numeracy with good working knowledge of Excel.
• Experience in programming and advanced statistical analysis (e.g. VBA, Python, R) would be desirable.
• Excellent writing skills - clarity in scientific writing is key. Able to adapt writing style to produce documents for different types of audience, including non-specialists.
• Experience in water quality modelling is desirable, but not essential if individual is willing to receive training in this area. 
• Knowledge of the prevailing environmental policy and legislation (in particular, the Water Framework Directive, Priority Substances and Sludge Directives) is desirable.

• To work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) throughout Atkins to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients.
• To support the delivery of projects within the Water Management Consultancy Team and work collaboratively with other Atkins’ businesses.
• Depending on experience, to support or lead on delivery of key technical areas related to water quality planning and modelling.
• To support enquiries and provide input to proposals for the future success of the business. 
• Maintain excellent professional relationships. 

The Individual
• Highly motivated and proactive; focussed on achieving and delivering technical excellence. 
• Skilled at collaborative working, have good interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively. 
• Strong reputation and high level technical performance
• Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges and learn new skills.
• Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients/project stakeholders. 
• Well organised - able to plan ahead and deal with multiple projects running at the same time
• Attention to detail and desire to work consistently to high standards.
• Good team worker, comfortable working in large teams with range of specialists with different technical backgrounds 
• Keen to learn new skills/expand knowledge into new skill areas.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help its staff make the best of their abilities and talents. Personal development is reviewed through an annual appraisal process. 

We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment. For full details of our benefits package please refer to our website.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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