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Environmental Consultant / Scientist / Engineer

  • Job reference: IF-001653
  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Location: Bristol
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies; we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. The Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology (CL&H) Practice within Atkins is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled team; notably with staff winning various awards over the past years.

Our Practice provides support to a number of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects as well as a number of national frameworks with some of the UK’s most knowledgeable clients servicing a range of complex and challenging brownfield sites. Our Bristol team has considerable experience working with private clients / developers on the investigation, assessment, remediation and redevelopment of brownfield land as well as servicing internal teams for road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

We currently have opportunities for Environmental Consultants / Scientists / Engineers to join our growing team in Bristol and support our expanding project workload and client base. The work involves local, national and international projects being delivered by Atkins across a range of exciting markets, including the development of Cities, Transportation and Energy Infrastructure.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with proven experience in the field of contaminated land investigation, reclamation and remediation, and capable of delivering the high standard of geo-environmental consultancy services for which Atkins is renowned.


Responsibilities
• Completion / checking of Phase 1 Desk Studies.
• Data management and development of conceptual site models and carrying out qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessments for human health, controlled waters and property receptors.
• Design Phase 2 site investigations, complete specification, contracts and bills of quantities and preparation of commercial offers.
• Organising Phase 2 site investigation and monitoring works, including contractor supervision, soil sampling and ground gas/vapour/groundwater/surface water monitoring/sampling, scheduling or supporting others in contractor management, liaison and supervision.
• Management of own work and projects, including technical delivery, management of finances, and programme delivery.
• Mentoring junior staff.
• Preparation of H&S Plans for site investigations and managing health and safety.
• Supervision of contractors on earthworks, remediation, materials management projects, etc.
• Factual and interpretative reporting.
• Supporting senior management with bid preparation and project management to ensure projects are to delivered on-time, on budget and to quality and client expectation.
• Working with the local and wider Atkins team in advancing local and national projects.
• Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.
Requirements
• Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science) with 2.1 achievement or better.
• Masters qualified in a relevant specialism preferred but not essential.
• Actively working towards Chartership with a relevant professional body.
• Demonstrate good, relevant land contamination/brownfield land experience in Phase 1 Desk Studies and Phase 2 Site Investigations.
• Experience of a range of site investigation techniques.
• Experience of technical report writing and be able to draft technical reports of acceptable technical quality.
• Knowledge and understanding of conceptual site models and the qualitative/semi-quantitative risk assessment process for controlled waters, human health and property receptors.
• Familiarity with relevant codes of practice and industry standards, and broad understanding of environmental legislation.
• Relevant H&S training, e.g. CSCS, CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme, HSG47, SHEA Gas and SCO 1& 2, Persons & BESC.
• Experience of working on former coal gasification or high voltage electricity transmission sites and with NEC3 contracts, or similar would be advantageous;
• Experience in the supervision of reclamation and / or remediation works.
• Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments overseas.
• Full UK driving licence.

Flexible Working
We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern and flexible working locations for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.

Training
Atkins is committed to developing its staff and has recently established a professional’s programme which focuses the professional development of senior staff within the company. Atkins also invests in the core technical disciplines that comprise our business with established technical network forums for contaminated land and brownfield regeneration which drives knowledge sharing, staff development and innovation across our practice and broader business.

We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training in addition to the professional program and technical networks noted above.

Rewards and Benefits
Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

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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