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Vacancy

Environmental Consultant
Location:
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Salary:
£18,000 – £24,000 a year
Apply:
Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what benefits you would bring to GeoSmart, to recruitment@geosmartinfo.co.uk

GeoSmart are seeking a candidate with a strong academic background to support our expanding reports business. You will support with the preparation of our flood risk, sustainable drainage and land quality assessments, and ideally will have the opportunity to develop technical knowledge of each area, eventually specialising in one. Experience of working in industry would be an advantage, but high quality graduates with a keen interest in the commercial aspects will also be considered. With a commitment to deliver work of the highest standard to demanding deadlines, an ambitious candidate will excel in our growing, dynamic, consultancy environment.
Role competencies and experience:

  • An appropriate earth science/geography based degree.
  • A post graduate qualification in a related science would be advantageous.
  • Experience in using GIS (QGIS in particular).
  • Strong communication skills with an excellent telephone manner.
  • Willingness to deal with client enquiries over the telephone and via email and undertake regular consultation with regulatory bodies.
  • Experience in technical report writing.
  • Enthusiastic and willing, with a strong team player attitude.
  • Good administration and organisation skills to coordinate own time.
  • Hold a current driving license and be prepared to drive for business purposes on occasion.
Responsibilities and duties:

  • Support projects that deliver high quality, pragmatic advice and solutions to environmental problems.
  • Write technical interpretative reports on flood risk, sustainable drainage and contaminated land. A base of knowledge in at least one of these areas is required, but training will be provided.
  • Undertaking external consultations with regulatory bodies (such as local authorities).
  • Understanding required time inputs and delivery on budget.
  • Taking an active role in managing client accounts, understanding their requirements and taking responsibility to deliver these.
  • Understand the role of technical consultants in securing work and be keen to identify new opportunities and assist with queries.
  • Support GeoSmart’s growth and development plans and gain experience in the commercial aspects of environmental consultancy.
  • Adhere to GeoSmart’s quality assurance and health and safety procedures.

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