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Scientific Officer (Landfill)

Location Belfast
Sector
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £16.06 per hour
Published 14 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Robyn Barry
Job ref RQ734662_1668600797

Job description

Scientific Officer (Landfill)

Rate of Pay: £16.06



Location: North Foreshore





Hours: 37 hours per week

Duration: Temporary ongoing

JOB SUMMARY / MAIN PURPOSE:

Be responsible to the Environmental Protection Manager for carrying out ground water, marine water, leachate and landfill gas monitoring programmes at the client's Giant's Park, North Foreshore site, the former Dargan Road Landfill site. Ensure duties and tasks assigned to the post holder are performed in accordance with specified time and quality targets. Make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of the Unit's objectives. Carry out interpretive analysis on scientific data, operate and maintain monitoring equipment and to make an effective contribution to the development and achievement of effective, safe and efficient operational scientific services.

KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Carry out environmental monitoring programmes, surveys and investigations within the City and Neighbourhood Services Department and achieve monitoring targets and the monitoring schedule specified within the Waste Management Licence for the Giant's Park, North Foreshore site.
  2. Undertake chemical or physical sample analysis of water samples obtained throughout the Giant's Park, North Foreshore site and to prepare and package samples for transportation for laboratory analysis.
  3. Undertake manual water level measurements within leachate and groundwater boreholes.
  4. Download, analyse and interpret monitoring data from automatic water level dataloggers installed on and around the Giant's Park, North Foreshore site.
  5. Monitor and adjust the landfill gas extraction plant and balance landfill gas extraction wells to ensure safe and efficient operation of the landfill gas extraction system in accordance with regulatory best practice.
  6. Ensure the monitoring programme is planned and managed effectively, with timely decisions taken to ensure the safety of the use of buildings and the landfill gas extraction system at the Giant's Park North Foreshore site.
  7. Compile data and prepare and interpret reports including maintaining computer-based records on monitoring programmes, surveys and site investigations carried out across the range of services provided by the Unit.
  8. Interpret scientific data and reports and liaise with or advise external agencies, developers, consultants, and government Departments regarding the outcome of, or improvements to environmental monitoring.
  9. Prepare comprehensive, scientific based reports and consultation briefs as required and be able to supervise the work of contractors and consultants to enhance the lead approach by the client in developing a safe and healthy city.
  10. Carry out calibration, maintenance and repair of environmental monitoring equipment and data loggers as required in accordance with specified procedures.
  11. Supervise or assist allocated staff and to provide training for City Services staff in the use and application of monitoring equipment.
  12. Provide advice on the selection of new monitoring equipment as required
  13. Investigate complaints regarding pollution and prepare reports on the findings and attend court to give evidence as necessary.
  14. Undertake surveys, monitoring exercises and projects in relation to pollution prevention and control as required.
  15. Assist in the processing of permits and inspection of premises under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Industrial Emissions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013.

Essential criteria

Applicants must, possess a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and have a car available for official business, or, access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the post in full.

Applicants must, either:

  • have a third level qualification in a science related subject such as Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Science or Chemical Engineering or equivalent and be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's relevant work experience of environmental water sampling and landfill gas management and experience of working on a landfill or equivalent environment;

or

  • be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least two years' relevant work experience of environmental water sampling and landfill gas management and experience of working on a landfill or equivalent environment.

BELSL

If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry. Robyn.Barry@staffline.co.uk

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.

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