Senior Geotechnical Engineer
- Location: Flexible
- Grade & Salary: G7, £39,700-£44,522
- Post number: 201479
- Type of contract: Permanent
- Work pattern: 37 hours, full time
Closing date: 25 July 2022
Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care, childcare vouchers and salary sacrifice schemes.
- Provide technical advice on planning applications for new developments, including assessment of site investigation reports, risk assessments, remediation statements and remediation verification reports
- Assess permit applications which pose a risk to land and water
- Assess stability risk assessments for landfills, ensuring sites comply with their permits
- Advise our environment management teams on instances of pollution to land and groundwater and support enforcement action where required
- Develop and manage projects to improve our understanding of groundwater, land contamination and geotechnical 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
- Knowledge of: Welsh, UK and EU legislation related to Geotechnical issues, Hydrogeology, Water Resources, Water Quality, Planning, & Waste; Welsh & UK Governments & EU policy drivers in Geotechnical issues, Hydrogeology, Water Resources, Water Quality and Planning & Waste; and the issues and opportunities in Wales.
- Knowledge and practical understanding of the range of partners and stakeholders and industries involved with Geo Technical issues in Wales.
- Experience of: In-depth understanding of the Hydrogeological Geotechnical discipline/ topic and the complex range of drivers and barriers to delivery.
- Working in a programme and project management environment with Project Management experience and/or qualifications.
- You will be a member of a relevant professional institution and have achieved Corporate Membership of a Professional body (e.g. Geological Society, MICE, MCIHT, MCIWEM or MRICS) at Chartered status (e.g. CGeol) or working towards chartership.
- Representing the organisation in high profile and contentious issues in the public arena.
- Share your knowledge and expertise to help solve problems, supporting all Heads of Business in EPP as required.