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Graduate Job Graduate Water Quality Environmental Scientist

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Biomatrix Water
Reference: BW01
Salary: £17,000 to £20,000 per annum (depending on experience)  

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EXPIRY NOTICE: This job has now expired and will not be accepting any more applications.

Closing Date - 19 February 2013
Location - Highlands and Islands, Moray               
Salary - £17,000 to £20,000 per annum (depending on experience)

Job summary

Biomatrix Water, based in Forres, Moray are recruiting for a technically skilled graduate for a project role which will involve the development of strategic plan to attain work under the water framework directive (WFD).  WFD is a major piece of EU legislation mandating improvements in water quality to hundreds of miles of waterway across the EU with required improvements to the water environment worth billions.  After the initial training the water treatment technician will have the opportunity to take on and develop new projects responding to inquiries for algae control, weed control and water quality improvement.

Job Description

The graduate’s role will be to develop and deliver projects in Ecological Water Quality Management. The role is intended to increase the company’s project capacity and sales in the ecological water quality management sector including lake restoration, river restoration and waterscape improvement activities typically in relation to the guidance of the water framework directive (WFD). The Water Quality Scientist will be involved in the assessment of water body health, specification of solutions, water testing, report writing and technical sales of Biomatrix Ecologically engineered water quality management systems.

A key part of the graduates role will involve communicating to perspective clients how ecological water quality management processes work and effective and clear technical written and oral communications with clients is essential to the post. After the initial training the water treatment technician will have the opportunity to take on and develop new projects responding to inquiries for algae control, weed control and water quality improvement. 

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Skills / Experience

Essential:

•   Technical expertise / scientific background in water quality management;

•   Degree in relevant discipline

•   Clear written and verbal communicator, capable of speaking confidently with professional water customers and regulatory agencies at an introductory level

•   Excellent communications skills, written verbal, presentation

•   Some field experience related to water quality

•   Experience in technical sales / customer contact

•   Understanding of biological and ecological systems

•   Outgoing, able to work independently, pro-active, go getter, problem solver

•   Ecologically Inspired

•   Sustainability Driven

Desirable:

•   Knowledge of Water Quality Monitoring

•   Experience in Environmental Impact Assessments

•   Process Calculation skills

•   Project Management Training

Qualifications

Degree in relevant discipline

Benefits

As part of this TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from a team within Highlands and Islands Enterprise and also access a five day residential course training focussed on employability and business skills.

Additional Info

Location:  Forres, Moray

12 month placement.

Location: Scotland

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