Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail British Geological Survey
Reference Number IRC241399
Location Nottingham See on Map
Salary £22224 - £24112
Date Posted 09 June 2017
Grade NERC-7 New
Contract Type Fixed Term Appointment
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 02 July 2017
Interview Date

Salary: £22,224-£24,112 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Grade: NERC-7
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 31 March 2020
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 2nd July 2017
Interview date: TBC

Primary Tasks:

  • assisting with the design of, and participating in/leading, field investigations including development of conceptual models, monitoring programme design, groundwater/soil-gas sampling and hydraulic testing
  • undertaking quantitative analysis and interpretation of experimental results
  • use of data analysis and reporting packages for groundwater projects including GIS
  • contributing to technical reports, scientific papers and web knowledge dissemination.

Other Tasks:

  • laboratory analysis of water samples
  • application of groundwater modelling and mathematical/statistical analysis of environmental data
  • presenting scientific results at conferences or to clients and collaborators
  • involvement with developing project proposals and bids and ensuring projects are delivered on time.


  • broad knowledge of Hydrogeology and its practical application to environmental problems
  • 2:1 in relevant degree and significant relevant experience or MSc/PhD in Hydrogeology or Environmental Science or related subject
  • excellent level of numeracy including evidence of data analysis and/or statistical analysis and/or GIS applications
  • proven ability of good time management skills
  • flexibility to respond to the demand from different projects
  • good communicator
  • must demonstrate good oral and written skills
  • self-starter - initially under supervision
  • able to work as part of a team
  • valid driving licence and willingness to drive as part of the role.


  • practical Hydrogeological field-based experience
  • knowledge of UK and European legislation and policies relating to water resource management and protection
  • evidence of written outputs for different audiences
  • experience of numerical modelling, data basing or webpage development.
Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, childcare voucher scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation.

Only online applications will be accepted and should be submitted in the form of an up-to-date c.v. and covering letter (ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded), which clearly outlines why you are applying for this post and how you meet the criteria described in this advertisement. Please note that applications submitted without a covering letter, or which fail to address these points, may not be considered further.
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