Geo-Environmental Field Technician

North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humber
Leeds, York
Industry Sector:
Conservation Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Contaminated Land Jobs, Geoenvironmental Jobs
Job Category:
Graduate/Junior/Trainee, Remediation, Sampling, Field Service Engineer, Geoenvironmental Engineering
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered, Flexible Working and Extensive Benefits
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:

Our Manchester/ Leeds based Environmental Liability Solutions team is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive Geo-Environmental Field Technician to join us in our work on contaminated land and remediation projects. In joining us you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of geo-environmental assessments including petroleum, chemicals, development and major infrastructure sites in the North West but also more widely across the UK. We are now looking for someone who is proactive in their approach to work; and who wants to share in our enthusiasm and determination to support our important client-base. The successful applicant will enjoy spending the majority of their time in the field on sites across the UK dependent upon project requirements.

General/ Technical :

  • Working to AECOM and client specific health, safety and environmental standards.

  • Predominantly field based on a range of contaminated land sites UK wide.

  • Must have an appetite to be field based willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and be flexible and self-motivated.

  • Ability to work to documented field procedures and recognise instrumentation or QA/QC issues in the field.

  • Gathers data from soil, groundwater, ground gas and soil vapour sampling to UK best practice standards on a range of contaminated land sites to be used in the preparation of scientific reports; compiles and organizes environmental data collected by others.

  • Field work preparation and planning including:

  • Completing health and safety documentation and undertaking dynamic risk assessment

  • Organising equipment and consumables for field based tasks in accordance with best practice

  • Familiarity with a range of groundwater sampling techniques including low flow techniques and use of a range of in-situ testing equipment

  • Data collation of field results

  • The accurate management and assimilation of environmental data on both paper and database systems

  • Reporting of results for use by Project Manager

  • Custodian of in-house equipment (e.g. checking condition, operability, maintaining calibration records, conducting equipment swap-outs).

  • Supporting on-site remedial system operation and maintenance tasks.

  • A enthusiasm to learn and develop

Project Management :

  • Responsible for quality control of tasks undertaken by themselves or others in their management.

  • Problem solving

  • Self-motivated

  • Able to work on own initiative

  • Flexible

  • Good organisational skills

  • Capable of prioritising own workload based on rapidly changing scenarios.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience in a similar technician role.

  • CSCS and SMSTS certification desirable

  • First Aid Training desirable

  • Full clean driving license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one Science A Level Grade C+ / BTEC in an environmental science discipline desirable but not essential depending on experience

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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