Monitoring Technician

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    Essex, England

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    John O'Connor

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    8 months ago

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Job Description: Monitoring Technician

Purpose and Scope:

The Monitoring team will comprise of two personnel for each package who will be responsible for overseeing monitoring activities for ground gas, groundwater, surface water and other environmental data.

There is a requirement for weekly in situ monitoring and sampling of all installations during the fieldwork period, and long‑term monthly in situ monitoring and sampling of all installations over a 12-month post-fieldwork period following completion of the short-term monitoring.

The role will be fully site-based, and the majority of time will be spent outdoors undertaking various monitoring activities and supervising the sub-contractors ground investigation monitoring and sampling activities, with occasional office work performing data checks and assisting the Monitoring Engineer. The Monitoring Technician should have good organisational skills, be proactive, practical, flexible and a good communicator.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Monitoring Technician will be responsible for the QA/QC supervision of in situ monitoring and sampling activities reporting to the Monitoring Engineer. The Monitoring Technician will support the Monitoring Engineer by performing QA/QC data checks and monitoring enabling tasks. Within each package, the Monitoring Technician will be working in close relationship with the Site Manager and the sub-contractor.

The Monitoring Technician will have responsibility for:

  • Following and enforce all the HS&E policies and procedures for the monitoring activities,
  • liaising with the Site Manager, sub-contractors and other site staff to enable monitoring activities in a timely manner
  • making sure QA/QC protocols are strictly followed and update them as required,
  • carrying out QA/QC supervision of the monitoring and sampling activities and
  • carrying out QA/QC audits on data received from the sub-contractor, flag any errors/inconsistencies and liaise with sub-contractor to correct these.

The Monitoring Technician will identify and record any changes/defects in the procedures that might have an impact on the quality of the data or on the programme of the monitoring activities, and inform the Monitoring Engineer. The Monitoring Technician should have a good working knowledge of ground investigations with especial emphasis on monitoring techniques and instruments, as well as a good understanding of their complexities. The Monitoring Technician will be trained on data management tools/software, such as ProjectWise and Business Collaborator.

Health and Safety

  • Propagation of good safety culture throughout the workforce,
  • compliance with all AECOM Safety, Health and Environment policies, and with the project SHE Plan/RAMS and other relevant HS&E documents,
  • responsibility for reporting any unsafe acts or behaviours to site management, as well as any positive behaviours and
  • authority to stop works if deemed unsafe;

Daily activities

  • Ensure that the monitoring and sampling requirements of the Specification are adhered to by QA/QC supervision of the sub‑contractor's activities,
  • tracking the weather conditions to optimise the timing of the monitoring and sampling visits,
  • checking access to monitoring and sampling locations,
  • perform routine visual checks to the security and condition of monitoring locations and report any fault, damage or defects to the Monitoring Engineer (arrange and supervise repair works as required),
  • undertake groundwater dipping,
  • installation of groundwater level and barometric pressure data,
  • regular download of data loggers,
  • undertake monitoring and supervision duties during the pumping test monitoring,
  • undertake ground elevation monitoring at selected positions,
  • make a record of site data and send to lead monitoring engineer for review within the agreed timeframes,
  • check monitoring and sampling data received from the sub-contractor
  • assess trends in data for the purposes of assessing the suitability of health and safety controls and the performance of the installations/equipment,
  • assistance in creating and updating a QA/QC protocol for ground gas, groundwater, surface water and environmental monitoring and sampling activities,
  • assistance in writing a monitoring plan and method statements for the monitoring activities and reviewing the sub-contractors RAMS and
  • assistance with other monitoring activities as required such as ground movement, environmental monitoring (dust, odour, noise, etc) and GPS.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years' experience,
  • full UK driving licence,
  • asbestos awareness training,
  • CSCS card,
  • project-specific EPIC training,
  • first aid at work and
  • AECOM University site training modules.