Senior Hydrogeologist

About YouAre you an experienced hydrogeologist looking for a rare and unique opportunity?Do you want to play a key role in protecting our water environment from the legacy of mining?Can you use your past experience and professional expertise to help us manage challenging mine water risks? If so, read on ...You’ll bring a wealth of practical hydrogeological experience to the roleYou’ll have relevant qualifications and experience in hydrogeology, and be committed to continued professional development of yourself and your colleagues You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be self-motivatedYou’ll bring an ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workloadWe don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!About The RoleYou’ll develop future hydrogeological strategies to manage the risks of new polluting discharges due to rising mine water throughout the coalfields of UK, and to address other hydrogeological challenges, based on concepts and predictions developed from the in depth understanding of data and uncertainties. You’ll promote the Coal Authority as an expert body in mine water, and build and maintain strong links with stakeholders.You’ll support and provide professional and expert hydrogeological advice and reports to other teams and departments within the Coal Authority, that are outside of Environment Strategy and Sustainability Department.To support commercial work, including the non-coal (metal mines) programme, by providing professional hydrogeological advice and reports. Role location: Hybrid, MansfieldFor more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.Schedule:Application closing date:  13th June 2023Sifting date:                   14th June 2023Interviews:              w/c 19th June 2023(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware and we will look at alternative dates)Security:Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.About The Coal AuthorityOur benefits:
A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)Employee Assistance ProgrammeDiversity Network GroupsMental Health AlliesCivil Service Sports and Social clubEmployee discountsAnnual medicals£15 per month towards wellbeingA values based recognition schemeFlexible working arrangements to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidaysOn-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield officeSponsorship and professional qualifications supportProfessional subscriptions paidWorking with us:We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.Who we are:Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do.Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:Here at TCA we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our communities.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people from different backgrounds, identities, cultures and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.As part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our workforce, we provide a guaranteed interview to applicants who meet the minimum selection criteria who are disabled or from a minority ethnic community.If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Salary: £41,083 - £50,212
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Posted: 26-May-2023
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