Graduate Environmental Scientist – Stafford

Salary: 18,000 – £21,000 dependent on experience

Ecologia, part of the RSK Group, is a specialist contaminated land and inland spill consultant/contractor.

We have an opportunity for a Graduate Environmental Scientist to join our busy team in the in the Midlands.

The role be based in Stafford and will primarily support our work in Environmental Claims, dealing with land-based oil spills and other incidents. The work involves an interesting mix of office and site based work and a requires an adaptable approach to assist with urgent response situations.

Working within a small team, candidates will be required to assist in the response to pollution incidents, remediation of oil spills, investigation and remediation of contaminated land. 

 Site duties will include:

  • Undertaking Phase I and Phase II site investigations,
  • Soil and Groundwater sampling & soil logging,
  • Supervise excavations,
  • Prepare & send samples to accredited laboratories,
  • Assistance in the preparation of Health and Safety documentation in relation to site work 
  • Undertake remediation site inspections,
  • Liaise with contractors,
  • Operate scientific equipment
  • Assisting with oil spill response
  • Office based duties will include maintenance of stores and equipment, updating project records, assistance with project preparation and report writing.

    We will generally expect candidates to be qualified to degree level in an environment/land related subject; however, candidates from a more practical background with experience dealing with oil spills for insurance companies may also be considered. Candidates with CSCS card are encouraged to apply albeit the company will provide the necessary training.

    The successful candidate will have good literacy and reporting skills, a `hands on’ approach and a flexible attitude to work, and possess the enthusiasm and drive to deliver the requirements of this role.

    The ability to work as an effective member of a team and on your own initiative will be essential, along with excellent communication, organisational and problem solving skills.

    The job will require willingness to travel across the Midlands; a full UK/EC driving licence is essential

    At RSK we operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation, adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all. The company prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development and enabling them to reach their full potential. Listed as being in the top 3 environmental consultancies and listed in the Sunday Times PwC Top Track 250, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 

    Furthermore, retaining our employees is the building block of a successful organisation and we want to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working, social activities, and community involvement projects.

    RSK is also committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

    RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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