Environmental Scientist

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    Leeds, West Yorkshire

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    Scientific and Pharmaceutical

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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    2 months +

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Environmental Scientist

We are looking to recruit an Environmental Specialist to work 22.5 hours (3 days) per week supporting our Yorkshire & North East Environment Team. Working days can be flexible to suit the individual.

You will be working with a range of business functions including environment, operational, asset management, engineering, estates, planning and third party works. The role will require regular travel to sites throughout the Yorkshire and North East Region. Initially, due to Covid 19 restrictions, the post will be home based, once restrictions are lifted the reporting base will be Leeds.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

Help implement the Trusts Environmental Management System (EMS) including its Environmental Appraisal procedures
Monitoring and reporting on compliance with regulatory requirement and corporate environmental standards
Undertake initial site assessments and communicate issues arising with colleagues in the Heritage and Environment Team
Identify implications of environmental legislation for the Trusts activities and provide practical advice on necessary measures to protect the Trusts interests and the waterway built and natural environment
Provide assistance advice on waste management, contaminated land and water quality management across a range of Trust business activities to mitigate potential adverse impacts and identify and deliver opportunities for appropriate enhancements on our waterways
Contribute to the delivery of the dredging program through assisting with production of project booklets and assisting with site and tip monitoring.
Undertake environmental surveys implementing consistent standards for data management
Work with other colleagues within the Heritage and Environment team and others to respond to environmental issues and incidents
Liaise with external regulators and stakeholders in relation to environmental protection and management
Deliver training on aspects heritage and environment management to Trust employees, contractors and volunteers
Contribute to marketing & media opportunities to generate positive publicity for heritage and environment activities carried out by the Trust
Work with volunteers on a variety of heritage and environmental initiatives
Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications
Degree in relevant subject
Practical understanding of current environmental legislation
Proven experience in environmental protection and management, resolving issues and devising processes to ensure and maintain legal compliance
Broad knowledge of environmental good practice
Proven experience in the application of practical knowledge within a business environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Membership of relevant professional institute (CIWEM, IEMA, CIA, IHBC, CIEEM)
1 years post-graduate experience.
Valid driving licence is essential