Geomorphologist – Fixed Term

£31,490 - £34,902 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • South Wales
  • 08 Jun, 2022
Full time Water Modelling Waste & Water Modelling Water Engineering Flood Management Water Management

Job Description

Geomorphologist

  • Location: South Wales
  • Grade & Salary: 5, £31,490 rising to £34,902 over three years
  • Post number:  203176
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term until 31 March 2025
  • Work pattern: 37 hrs per week.  Monday to Friday.

Closing date:  26 June 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

You’ll be joining the Hydrology, Geomorphology and Water Resources Management Team in South Wales, within our Flood and Water Management Department. We are a large multi-functional team that covers South and Mid Wales. You’ll be working on some of Wales most iconic rivers from the Teifi to the Wye and everything in between. The role will include a mixture of site and office-based work, and you’ll have the opportunity to provide practical solutions that will help us address the Nature and Climate Emergency.  

We are currently increasing our Geomorphology capacity and you will join two Geomorphologist Special Advisors, a Geomorphology Advisor, and a Geomorphology Student Placement. You will also be part of a wider group delivering Geomorphology across Wales, working closely with our sister team in North Wales and our Head Office colleagues.

You’ll provide a comprehensive technical fluvial geomorphology support service, to internal customers and partners. You’ll support delivery of several high-profile river restoration projects across South Wales. Also, you’ll provide advice and guidance on Flood Risk Activity Permits and Water Abstraction Licences, helping us to maintain and enhance ecosystem resilience and improve wellbeing across Wales. 

Qualifications and Skills

Knowledge and experience of the following:

  • Degree in relevant scientific subject (e.g., physical geography, environment science or civil engineering).   
  • Graduate member of appropriate professional body (e.g., CIWEM or ICE) working towards becoming chartered. 
  • Able to demonstrate competency in geomorphological science and have the ability to apply practically and innovatively at an operational level.  Experience will have been gained over and number of years using geomorphological methods, techniques, and calculations, with some experience of working on site on rivers.
  • Good understanding of hydromorphological elements of the Water Framework Directive, as well as the ability to write technical reports on such aspects.
  • Ability to convey technical information to non-specialists. 
  • Ability to undertake fieldwork in sometimes physically demanding environments.
  • Full UK driving licence. 

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