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Environmental Collections Specialist

Birmingham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


Do you have a background, or knowledge, of working in a laboratory/field environment and are keen to develop your experience with a company that gives you every other Friday off? Then a career at AWE could be for you!

Environmental Collections Specialist

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.

Working within our Environmental Collections and Asbestos Focal Group within the Materials and Analytical Sciences (MAS) Sub-Function, you'll have the opportunity to build your skills and experience gained in a laboratory / field environment.

You will be required to undertake field analysis and sampling of a variety of matrices (e.g., soil, concrete, tarmac, water) to predominantly support the Bulk Waste Characterisation Programme and some support to the Environmental Monitoring Programme. Work will be delivery orientated and will require daily stakeholder and customer liaison.

The successful candidate will be primarily field based but will be required to undertake relevant procedural administration. The role may also require occasional preparation of technical reports and studies on behalf of the team and wider group. It is expected that findings from work be presented to the local group, and wider business. There may be opportunity to work on safe systems of work, including procedural documents and risk assessments, and undertake work relating to transport liaison arrangements.

The successful candidate will be a proven self-starter, able to work to delivery demands either alone, or as a part of a team. The Environmental Collection and Asbestos Focal group work collaboratively with numerous areas of the business, and further work may be required to support these teams at the discretion of the Team Leader.

For the right candidate, additional opportunities may be available in other areas of the business through agile working and supporting development.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Must hold full UK manual driving license

  • Ability and willingness to work outside 'in field' for extended periods of the working day

  • ONC/HNC in scientific or engineering discipline, equivalent NQF level 4/5 qualification or relevant work experience

  • Technical knowledge of the broad subject matters of the team (in-field monitoring, collection and on-site safety)

  • Competence in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Strategic and tactical planning skills

  • Proven track record of driving delivery, performance and continuous improvement

This is an excellent opportunity to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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Birmingham, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual