Technical Specialist – Groundwater & Contaminated Land

£37,462 yearly
  • Environment Agency
  • Hybrid (Nottingham, UK)
  • 06 Sep, 2023
Full time Hydrology & Modelling Environmental Management Hydraulic Engineering Environmental Health

Job Description

Technical Specialist – Groundwater & Contaminated Land

Ref number: 27637

Salary Minimum: £37,462

Job description

The East Midland Area is looking to recruit a high calibre, enthusiastic professional to join our Groundwater & Contaminated Land team.

As a hydrogeologist/land contamination specialist, you will be providing technical advice on a range of groundwater and land contamination issues across the East Midlands. The interpretation of technical reports and data will be a key element in supporting decision making on a wide range of groundwater and contaminated land topics, as well as an ideal opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their Technical Leadership skills through coaching/mentoring, delivering results through others and managing strategic issues.

Incident response remains a top priority for the Environment Agency. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role. 

The team

The Technical (Groundwater & Contaminated Land) Team provides scientific and technical support, in the groundwater, contaminated land and geotechnical engineering fields, to various teams in the Area.. In doing so the team plays a key role in ensuring that local decisions are based on sound technical judgement. 

Experience/skills required


A relevant geoscience or environmental degree and/or proven practical experience in the fields of hydrogeology or land contamination. 

Experience analysing and interpreting information to inform decision making, using a variety of data sources to help draw robust technical recommendations. 

As a confident communicator, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to convey information and ideas easily to a range of audiences.

Demonstrate knowledge of groundwater protection and how this relates to a sustainable use of water resources.

The candidate must be proficient in using Geographical Information Systems and have experience of data handling, time and file management and effective organisational skills.

Contact and additional information

We offer a fantastic benefits package including an attractive salary, flexible and remote working, 27 days annual leave, and an award-winning Pension Fund. 

Dr. M. A. Asghar

Mobile: +447801348963


Julian Williams

Mobile: +447827986584


Closing Date: 01 October 2023, 23:55 hours

Interviews will be held W/C 09 October 2023.

Successful applicants will be required to complete onboarding checks prior to starting and these can take an average of 25 working days. If you have any questions regarding the onboarding process, please contact