Catchment Monitoring Technician

Wessex Water
Circa £26,000 per annum
25 Nov 2020
23 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Catchment Monitoring Technician

Location: Dorset – Field based role around the Wessex Water region
Salary: Circa 26,000 per annum 

Hours: 40 hours

We are recruiting for 2 newly created Catchment Monitoring Technicians to join our Science and Monitoring team. If you love working outdoors around the countryside, working on farms and in river catchments, then this would be a great opportunity for you.  

What can I expect?

Joining a small team of catchment scientists and technicians, you’ll engage with each other on a weekly basis to catch up on what is happening in your areas and understand any challenges the team are facing. You will need to be self-sufficient within this role, but the team are there to provide support and guidance when needed.

This role would be mainly field based and entails soil, water, crop and manure sampling to provide the data needed to support catchment management activity and to evidence its impact. An important part of this would also be collecting river and final effluent samples as part of a water quality monitoring programme.

Along with travelling around the wonderful Wessex Water region, a big part of your role will be communicating with farmers, landowners, customers, and internal water quality and biosolids teams to finalise any monitoring plans. You will also assist the wider team in advising end users on the samples and their results.

There will be an element of office working within this role, as you will be processing data from the samples you have taken, analysing this and interpreting it for reporting purposes which you will share with the wider business.

What are the requirements?

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with a genuine interest in the environment and agriculture. Previous experience of working within an agricultural or environmental role, where you have had to communicate and build effective working relationships with farmers, farmer representatives and landowners is highly beneficial.

Ideally the successful candidate will hold a degree or diploma in a relevant agricultural or environmental science field. But equivalent experience will be equally valued.

To help assist you with your role, you will be given a company vehicle for business travel.

Due to the remote nature of the role, you will need to hold a valid full UK driving licence. Additionally, holding a trailer licence would be beneficial but not essential.

What’s in it for me?

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support professional development, career progression and a wide range of opportunities for everyone. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health & wellbeing and flexible working. Check out our careers page for more information.

Wessex Water is one of the top performing water and sewerage companies in the UK, serving 2.8 million customers across the south west of England. It is part of the Wessex Water Group, which comprises a number of other companies alongside our regulated business, including engineering and construction, property development and waste management and renewable energy services.

Please remember you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in the UK and provide evidence of qualifications gained. All offers of employment will be subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records check.

We anticipate a significant response to this advertised position, so please ensure you provide all the required information in completing your application

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