Contaminated Land Officer

Contaminated Land Officer

• Location: Flexible 
• Grade & Salary: G6, £35,994-£39,369
• Post number: 201486 
• Type of contract: permanent 
• Work pattern: 37 hours, full time

Closing date: 25 July 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, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.

Role Purpose

• Provide technical advice on planning applications for new developments, including assessment of site investigation reports, risk assessments, remediation statements and remediation verification reports
• Assess permit applications which pose a risk to land and water
• Assess risk assessments for landfills, ensuring these sites comply with their permits
• Advise our environment management teams on instances of pollution to land and groundwater and support enforcement action where required 
• Develop and manage projects to improve our understanding of groundwater and land contamination issues in Wales
• Implement the contaminated land regime (Part 2A) – investigation and remediation.
• Develop and provide advice on policy and guidance for compliance with EU Directives & domestic legislation. 
• Advise the Welsh Government on developing legislation and guidance and provide support to relevant EU, UK and Wales Working Groups.

Qualifications and Skills

1. Post graduate degree level qualification in contaminated land or similar geoscience subject
2. Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Contaminated Land and Waste; Welsh, UK and Welsh Government policy drivers in Contaminated Land. 
3. Knowledge and practical understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders and industries involved with geoscience in Wales;  
4. Experience of: technical analysis and interpretation of a range of complex environmental information and data sources; analysing large data sets    
5. Working with/in Welsh Government, water companies, local authorities, Waste Sector & industries, eNGOs, NRW Operations; 
6. Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and qualifications.  
7. You will preferably be a member of a relevant professional institution or working towards membership.   
8. Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.

Closing Date:
25/07/2022

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