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Environmental Quality Officer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

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  • Salary:

    Up to £32 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Fellows

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Environmental Quality Officer required for a fantastic contract based in Kensington

The Role

Contaminated Land

  • To maintain a high standard of land, air and water pollution knowledge, competency and skills by participating in personal learning and development, as necessary or as required.
  • To assist and carry out work activities in accordance with the Division's Quality Management System (QMS) by participating in QMS projects, internal audits, updating and developing processes, procedures and standard documents in order to make continuous improvements and enhance customer satisfaction, commensurate with the grade and post.
  • To competently deal with the review of planning applications for potential impacts on land quality, notifications, referrals, consultations, schemes, licences, as directed using any powers that have been delegated, commensurate with the grade and post.
  • To work in accordance with Council policies, procedures, protocols, processes, risk assessments, equality impact assessments and relevant service plans.
  • To deal with the preparation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of clear, logical, accurate and timely reports, documents, schedules of work, spreadsheets, data analysis and feedback, commensurate with the grade and post.
  • To be a flexible and effective team member, supporting the service and its objectives by taking a flexible approach to work activities across the division, places of work, team changes, work systems, practices, case allocation, times and hours of work.
  • To take a flexible approach to duties outside of normal office hours during changes in demand, as part of your post requirement, staffing unavailability, crisis, emergency etc.
  • To provide a high level of customer care and deal courteously with residents and other customers, traders, members of the public and their representatives, treating them with respect and responding appropriately and sensitively to diverse cultural and social needs/expectations

The Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree relevant to Contaminated Land (i.e. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrogeology, Geology, Civil Engineering, or equivalent)
  • A minimum of 2 years' professional experience in undertaking contaminated land project work including Preliminary Risk Assessments, Site Investigation Schemes, Qualitative Risk Assessments, Quantitative Risk Assessments, Remediation Strategies and Verification Works
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of relevant environmental planning guidance and legislation and experience with reviewing planning applications and addressing potential impacts on land quality.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of environmental legislation and guidance including Part 2A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, The Contaminated Land Regulations and the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009. Understanding of the duties and powers this legislation places on the council.
  • A thorough understanding of conceptual site models; experience reviewing preliminary risk assessments and intrusive site investigations; and knowledge of quantitative risk assessments, the design and implementation of typical remedial methods/treatments and their verification.
  • Experience of using a GIS based database and quantitative risk assessment modelling, such as Environment Agency P20, CLEA, RBCA and SNIFFER.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and to be able to communicate complex themes in technical and non-technical terms, both orally and in writing, concisely with a variety of different audiences and have the ability to contribute to corporate issues within the organisation.
  • Numerate and well organised and be able to analyse and interpret complex data and seek solutions to technical challenges.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • A commitment to the Council's equal opportunities policy and the ability to understand and implement the policy in relation to the job responsibilities.
  • At least 2 years' experience addressing the satisfaction of requirements (e.g. planning conditions) on the relevant large scale major developments/projects for preliminary risk assessments, site investigation schemes, quantitative risk assessments, remediation strategies and verification

The Contract

  • 6 Months + Contract
  • £32 per hour (Paid Via Umbrella Company)
  • 09:00-17:00

If interested please call Jack on 01772 428186 or email