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Jacobs Senior Environmental Consultant – Land Contamination in Belfast, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

During our 45 years in UK and Ireland, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.

Our Water & Environment business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise in excess of 1000 staff across the UK and Ireland. In additional, environmental capabilities and resources extend globally supporting local and multinational clients alike.

Due to an increase in workload, we are seeking Land Contamination Environmental Consultants / Senior Environmental Consultants to work from our Belfast or Dublin office.

About the opportunity:

You will be joining the Water & Environment team, a diverse group including engineers, geologists, ecologists, and environmental scientists. We help our clients to understand their environmental impacts and opportunities, from consenting on major projects and programmes, through remediating some of the most challenging sites in Europe, to developing and driving sustainability policies and strategies for global brands.

You will work on a range of multidisciplinary projects, providing input either as part of a team or working autonomously on particular projects. With the supervision of a Project Manager, you will undertake and lead project work involving the safe design, implementation and management of geo-environmental investigation, remediation and design.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Coordinating, leading, designing and supporting field projects such as groundwater sampling, drilling, etc. including site attendance for such works

  • Overseeing soil and groundwater remediation works, e.g., excavation, in-situ treatment, etc.

  • Conducting or overseeing basic operation and maintenance of remediation treatment units

  • Pro-actively ensuring Health & Safety organization is a core component of all stages of works (deign, planning, implementation, review)

  • Capability to support technical and digital aspects such as field electronic data capture, data management using databases, managing field equipment (transducers, probes, etc.).

  • Contributing to deliverables by evaluating data and writing text for groundwater monitoring technical memorandums & site investigation reports

  • Supporting technical data interpretation & evaluations including soil and groundwater risk assessments, data visualisation, statistical analyses, etc.

  • Undertaking Phase 1 and Phase 2 land contamination assessments

  • Completing relevant chapters (Soils & Geology, Hydrogeology) of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for major infrastructure projects

  • Maintaining knowledge and understanding of UK and European regulatory guidance, risk assessment methodologies, best practices, contaminated land issues, etc.

  • Assisting Project Manager with budget control on all projects

  • Assisting with client and internal audits, reviews

  • Co-ordinating in-house and external specialists and contractors

  • Forming and nurturing client relationships

The successful candidate must have initiative, energy, enthusiasm, commitment and be flexible in work approach. Travel to project sites and meetings would be required, though the primary work location will be Belfast or Dublin.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Candidate should have good people skills, be driven, and also work well in a team environment. A balance of technical and field skills is sought to flexibly contribute to projects. In addition, the following are key attributes:

  • Educational background in a science, geosciences, environmental or engineering related discipline

  • Proven project-related experience in the contaminated land field

  • Excellent technical and numerical skills with an emphasis on quality control, logical thinking and reporting

  • Willingness to develop technical skills and to take on new challenges both within Ireland, the UK and internationally

  • Demonstrable experience in Health and Safety planning and implementation, including working knowledge of UK / Ireland H&S regulations

  • Understand planning and environmental regime in UK, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

  • Capable of supporting field work including site investigation oversight and use of groundwater monitoring & sampling equipment

  • Human health and groundwater risk assessment and risk-based decision making

  • UK or European citizen with valid UK work permit

  • Ability and interest to periodically travel for meetings and to support work at project sites (approximately 25%, but can periodically be more)

  • Willingness to commit to safely working in a team environment

Greater levels of experience / skill will also be considered for Project Management / Technical / Business Development positions.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

Equal Opportunities:

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.