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Senior Water Quality Consultant

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Senior Water Quality Consultant £36k-£40k plus company car or car allowance

Homebased-Southern England ideally within 3hrs commute of Wokingham. (inc Midlands, EAnglia, SWest, SEast, SWales)

Our client helps both public and private sector businesses understand and manage their environmental risks, reducing the impact to the environment, their operation and their reputation. Our client focuses on consulting, preventing and responding to environmental risks. The purpose of the role is to is to lead and help deliver the Aquatic Ecology service to existing and new projects whilst providing guidance to more junior members of staff.

The role

  • Project managing response to environmental incidents, including designing, and implementing water quality impact surveys, data gathering & reporting.
  • Liaising with clients to provide technical advice on both trade effluent and surface water quality discharge compliance.
  • Responsible for overseeing delivery of routine and ad hoc water quality sampling and field data gathering for clients.
  • Report field data and laboratory analysis data to clients
  • Control and take responsibility for project financials.
  • Mentor and facilitate training and development of water quality consultants & technicians.
  • Ensure the quality of technical report writing.
  • Oversee a programme of water quality field equipment maintenance & calibration.
  • Administer supplier invoices and liaising with suppliers and the internal accounts team.
  • Assist in leading team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels.

Skills and Experience we're looking for:

  • Hold a degree in a relevant science related discipline and ideally some professional qualifications while working towards Chartership with a relevant organisation.
  • At least 5 years' experience working in an environmental discipline.
  • Comprehensive understanding of water chemistry and the indicative parameters
  • Working knowledge of relevant environmental guidance, regulation and legislation
  • Awareness of the available water pollution remediation techniques
  • Understanding of chemical analyses which can be performed on water .
  • A full clean UK driving licence.
  • Knowledge & experience of biological water quality indicators such as aquatic macroinvertebrate and/or fisheries surveys
  • Experience in management of a field team is desirable.
  • Understanding of the role of regulators such as the Environment Agency
  • An understanding of the role of laboratory analysis in environmental monitoring

Why this role?

Our client is an indispensable consultancy, a trusted source of valuable information and strategic partner for hundreds of SMEs and larger organisations. Every offer aligns with their five core values - Service, Safety, Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise.

They are fully ISO compliant, they also have excellent working relationships with the Environment Agency, Marine and Coastguard Agency, Defra, SEPA, the other regulatory and inspection bodies, government agencies and insurers - all of whom have accredited them in every relevant discipline and employ their services.


Get in touch today by clicking the apply button above, or send an email to Billy at to find out more or to arrange a confidential chat.

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About us: Allen & York have been matching purposeful people with purpose-led organisations for 30 years. We partner with our clients and candidates on roles that build an understanding of climate change, promote sustainability and create inclusive and responsible organisations, working towards a sustainable world for us all. Committed to inclusiveness in the workplace, we aim to increase diversity across all areas and therefore welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, or whether or not they have a disability. Let's help build a better world, together.

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