Lead Specialist Advisor (Hydrogeology)

Job Description

·         Location: Flexible within any NRW office

·         Grade & Salary: 7 - £36,867

·         Post Number: 201477

·         Contract Type: Permanent

·         Work Pattern: Full time, 37 hours

·         Application Closing Date: 23 October 2019

·         Interview to take place on and where: Cardiff, w/c 4th November


Job Purpose

As a lead senior advisor in hydrogeology you’ll be expected to:

·         Provide technical advice to the local planning authority on applications for new developments, including assessment of site investigation reports, risk assessments, remediation statements, remediation verification reports and groundwater protection.

·         Assess permit applications which pose a risk to groundwater

·         Manage groundwater resources, including assessing abstraction licence applications and their supporting hydrogeological impact assessments

·         Assess hydrogeological risk assessments for landfills, and provide support on the enforcement of groundwater related permit conditions

·         Advise our environment management teams on instances of pollution to land and groundwater and support enforcement action where required

·         Support the management and operation of the groundwater quality and level networks across Wales.

·         Work with others to protect groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems (wetlands)

·         Develop and manage projects to improve our understanding of groundwater and land contamination issues in Wales

·         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

  • Post graduate degree level qualification in hydrogeology or similar
  • Substantial experience as a hydrogeologist within consultancy or as a regulator
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, and preferably holding Chartered status
  • Awareness of the relevant legislation covering water resources, water quality and land contamination
  • A full UK valid driving licence.

For more information on the role, how to apply and to see the benefits Natural Resources Wales offers its employees please visit our website.

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