Trainee Hydrogeologist

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
W/C 06th June 2022
from £25,000 + Bonus + Pension
Summary of vacancy

Are you a graduate looking for a career as a Hydrogeologist?

You can help create a greener UK.

A greener, more environmentally-friendly UK is possible – and we’re making it happen.

As a trainee Hydrogeologist at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK, you’ll be contributing to an ever growing established company that’s helping customers reduce their impact on the environment, conserve natural resources and reduce landfill.

About the role

  • You will be working Monday to Friday – 8:30 – 17:00, 1 hour lunch break but there is some travel required outside of these working hours.
  • You will be working across the UK but primarily based within the central region.
About the role

What will I be doing?

  • The post holder will work alongside the Hydrogeologist and will undertake all aspects of groundwater related interpretative and investigative work. This will involve producing conceptual site models for hydrogeological risk assessments, interpretation of risk results and environmental monitoring data to support technical reviews. 
  • In addition the post holder will also be required to assist in similar assessments for perimeter ground gas working with the operations team gas engineers.
  • Numerical modelling is a key element and proficiency in stochastic and spreadsheet based models will be necessary.
  • Additionally, the Hydrogeology Team is responsible for managing the monitoring database and the post holder will be required to assist with problem resolution and development of the database. The data is used by the Hydrogeology team to produce Annual Reports for each landfill site as well as technical reports.
  • From time to time there will also be a need to work on contaminated land projects, provide technical assessments as part of acquisition due diligence and work alongside similar technical experts from across the industry in developing best practice through the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

What are the requirements?

  • A degree (BSc or BEng) in Geology, Hydrogeology or Environmental Sciences is essential. However, MSc in hydrogeology or similar is highly desirable. 
  • The ability to analyse information and to present this logically in writing technical reports and clearly presenting data is essential for the role, as reports are required to be clear and accurate to ensure that various customers fully understand the content.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team, as well as being willing to work individually is essential and to lead contractors and consultants teams in your area of expertise with the confidence of those working above and below you.
  • Enthusiastic, confident, self-motivated and dynamic with excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Driving license is essential due to travel around the UK being required.
  • Any experience in hydrogeology is also desirable.

Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work. We are proud of the fantastic opportunities for personal growth and development we offer our people. As we continue to develop and grow, you can play an important part in the essential work we are doing to make businesses and communities more sustainable.

Working at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is not like most jobs – it means striving to secure our planet’s resources and being part of the resource revolution. By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.

With a raft of benefits, family-friendly policies and excellent remuneration packages, there’s never been a better time to join SUEZ recycling and recovery UK. A friendly and supportive place that you will love to work in, we believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success. If you share our thinking – and have the qualities we’re looking for – you could play a big part in our dedicated team.

To find out more or apply, please complete the application form and attach your CV.


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