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Hydrologist

Posted 5 January by Key Personnel Solutions Ltd Ended

Our client based in Nottinghamshire are looking for a Hydrologist to support the clients operational activities. The ideal candidate will posess a degree in an environment based subject covering elements of hydrology.

  • The role will be to provide hydrological and hydrometric services to support and advise the companies operational activities and it's strategic mine water programmes.
  • You will be supporting the metal mines programme by ensuring that appropriate monitoring data is collected, and, based on this data, to provide professional hydrological and hydrometric advice and reports.


Responsibilities

  • To determine the relative impacts of both point and diffuse sources, by analysing flow and chemistry data at catchment scale, using appropriate source apportionment techniques and hydrological tools.
  • To provide flow monitoring expertise, design and undertake, or oversee, flow monitoring surveys.
  • To analyse and appraise flow monitoring data, as collected by the contractor's, and to identify data quality issues, and propose solutions.
  • To specify flow monitoring structures (typically thin plate weirs, or flumes), and instruments, suitable for the continuous recording of flows. To work with project managers, consultants and contractors, to ensure new structures are installed with an appropriate balance of time, cost, and quality.
  • To understand relevant standards (BS ISO, MCERTS etc), and advise if current, or proposed structures sufficiently meet those standards.
  • To support the Coal Authority's mine water projects where flood risk work is required, either by undertaking the work, or reviewing that of consultants. Also to present and discuss findings with regulators.
  • To provide hydrologic input to the design of mine water treatment schemes, typically comprising settling ponds, and reedbeds, as required.
  • To investigate flow monitoring issues at operational mine water schemes, and propose solutions for implementation by contractors.
  • To contribute to commercial work as opportunities arise.
  • To contribute to the development of the hydro-geochemical databases or similar databases to store and graphically present monitoring data, with an emphasis on continual improvement of quality and timeliness of data entry.
  • To develop and maintain an expert knowledge of monitoring techniques and equipment, including flow monitoring structures, and advise the team in developing future strategies for monitoring.
  • To provide professional hydrological advice to support the (metal mines) programme, working with project managers to ensure appropriate monitoring data is collected, and that implications and any project risks are clearly communicated.
  • To produce professional technical reports, on hydrology and hydrometry, for clients which may be factual, or may present interpretations of complex situations.
  • To conduct visits to field monitoring sites, to complete inspections, to install, maintain and check datalogging equipment and collect ad hoc additional data, as needed on a prioritised basis.
  • To oversee the management of equipment held in-house for conducting flow surveys, and to train and supervise others in the appropriate and safe use of the equipment.


Experience and Knowledge

Supervision and management of contractors
Practical experience of hydrology, or hydrometry; i.e. measuring flows, and installing structures.

Significant post-graduate experience in practical hydrology / hydrometry
Source Apportionment
Experience of GIS systems


Skills and Abilities

Ability to interpret flow monitoring data
Use of hydrological software packages
Ability to specify and install water monitoring instrumentation
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Excellent written communication and presentation skills
Excellent IT skills
Report writing skills

Flood Risk Assessment
Worked on constructed wetlands

This is an excellent opportunity to work for a client who offers a generous holiday package along with pension and flexi time plus free car parking.

If you are interested please send your CV to

Required skills

  • Hydrology

Reference: 34152449

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