Do you want to work for an engaging company that will help you develop your career, reward your effort and listen to your views?…..

Ecologia is part of the RSK Group Ltd a multi-disciplinary, specialist contaminated land consultant/contractor that provides advice and undertakes site investigation and remediation projects across the UK and Europe.

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2017) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fastrack 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area.

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that’s consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

If we don’t have a vacancy to suit you but you want to work with us then express your interest in confidence via recruitment@ecologia-environmental.com. We will advise you of any suitable vacancies as they become available. 

Whether applying for an advertised position or simply wishing to register your interest  your information will be treated in confidence.

CURRENT VACANCIES

Research Scientist/Engineer – Sittingbourne, Kent

The Role

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious individual with a focus on the development of new technologies associated with our core activities (i.e. Land, groundwater and geotechnical site investigation and remediation) to join our team in Sittingbourne, Kent.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with our Directors, Project Managers and Engineering Manager to research and assess the development of new technologies for land remediation and/or the optimisation of remediation design and monitoring.  The role will also include supporting aspects of commercial project work including site visits, field tests, monitoring and data assessment.

Duties will include:

  • Capacity to quickly assess the ‘proof of concept’ for innovative and/or emerging technologies which will allow the company to determine whether there is potential to develop further the technology for development commercial process.
  • Design, plan and carry out a range of tests & experiments related to a specific project or new product often in close liaison with the engineering team
  • Apply the most current understanding of contaminant behaviour to existing and upcoming projects for their optimisation.
  • Carry out analysis and critical appraisal of data from laboratory and field tests and/or results from other sources, such as commercial tests or published results.
  • Ensure results are recorded accurately.
  • Provide scientific/engineer assistance in current projects where needed across all Ecologia service lines.
  • Prepare detailed method statements, carry out field testing on site visits.
  • Present and communicate results as stand alone findings or incorporate into a broader research or commercial project in a clear and concise manner. Any relevant and significant findings may also be submitted for journal publication or presented at a conference.
  • Keep well informed about developments in the science of contaminated land remediation and monitoring. This can cover the scientific literature and commercial developments.
  • Maintain a small laboratory and continue to develop it to enable the company to carry out an increasing range of measurements and experiments in-house.
  • Work safely at all times, follow Company rules and procedures designed to ensure the quality of products and services provided to our Clients and to create a safe place of work, and protect the environment using the correct tools and equipment for the job;

 Key Skills & Experience Required

  • Qualified to degree level in an environment/land/geotechnical related subject; however, candidates from other engineering background with experience of remediation works may also be considered.
  • Minimum of 1 year professional experience within the contaminated land/remediation sector or alternatively an MSc or PhD qualification.
  • Understanding of UK contaminated land regime and remediation technologies and health and safety regulations.
  • Have awareness of installation and operation of remediation processes.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desirable skills & experience

  • Working towards specific professional chartership CEnv, C.WEM, CSci etc.
  • Previous lab experience to perform feasibility lab trials, research and development.
  • Commercial understanding of projects.
  • Practical knowledge of installation and operation of remediation systems or monitoring equipment.
  • Knowledge of graphic  software packages such AutoCad and/or Sigmaplot etc.

The successful candidate will have good literacy and reporting skills, a flexible attitude to work, and possess the enthusiasm and drive to deliver the requirements of this role.

The ability to work as an effective member of a team and on your own initiative will be essential, along with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills.

The job will require a willingness to travel; a full UK/EC driving license is essential.

Graduate Environmental Scientist – Sittingbourne, Kent

The Role

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious individual as a Graduate Environmental Scientist with a focus on contaminated land to join our Consultancy Service Line in our Sittingbourne office, Kent.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to assist our Project Managers with the organisation of projects, procure materials and contractors, prepare reports and provide feedback from sites, whilst ensuring compliance with Company procedures.

Site duties will include:

  • Undertaking Phase I and Phase II site investigations,
  • Soil and Groundwater sampling & soil logging,
  • Supervise excavations,
  • Prepare & send samples to accredited laboratories,
  • Assistance in the preparation of Health and Safety documentation in relation to site work
  • Undertake remediation site inspections,
  • Liaise with contractors,
  • Operate scientific equipment.

Knowledge Skills & Experience Required

We will generally expect candidates to be qualified to degree level in an environment/land related subject; however, candidates from a more practical background with experience dealing with oil spills for insurance companies may also be considered. Candidates with CSCS card are encouraged to apply albeit the company will provide the necessary training.

The successful candidate will have good literacy and reporting skills, a flexible attitude to work, and possess the enthusiasm and drive to deliver the requirements of this role.

The ability to work as an effective member of a team and on your own initiative will be essential, along with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills.

The job will require a willingness to travel across the South East of England; a full UK/EC driving license is essential.

Graduate Process Engineer – Sittingbourne, Kent

The Role

We have an opportunity for a Graduate Process Engineer to join our busy and growing team in Kent.

The role is based in Sittingbourne and will primarily support our remediation team to design, install, commission and carry out O&M of our remediation equipment to be deployed on site across the UK either by the Environmental Claims and/or the Remediation service line.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to assist our Engineering Manager with the organisation of all the engineering related activities of projects. This will consist of the installation, commissioning and maintenance of our bespoke remediation equipment, procure materials and contractors and provide feedback from sites, whilst ensuring compliance with Company procedures.

The work involves an interesting mix of office and site-based work and requires an adaptable approach to assist with, sometimes, urgent response situations.

Duties will include:

  • Testing and maintenance of Ecologia’s treatment units and equipment before deployment on site and for long term storage when returning from site.
  • Installation, O&M and development of remediation units on site, including PLC software programming.
  • Assist Engineering Manager in the preparation of Health and Safety documentation for in relation to site engineering processes.
  • Assist Engineering Manager in the preparation of technical drawings associated with the design and installation of the remediation system,
  • Assist with the procurement, supervision and liaison of suppliers and contractors involved in the installation of remediation systems.
  • Undertake remediation site inspections to ensure that equipment is functioning properly.
  • Monitoring and collating data from in-situ remediation systems.

Key Skills & Experience Required

We will generally expect the successful candidate to:

  • be qualified to degree level in an engineering related subject; however, work-based experience or other technical qualification will also be accepted.
  • Of foremost importance to have a flexible, positive and proactive attitude to work.
  • Have a good working knowledge of standard Office 365 Microsoft packages.
  • Have basic skills in using AutoCad and a basic understanding of PLC logic programming albeit in house training will be provided.
  • a full UK/EC driving licence is essential.

Desirable skills & experience

  • Candidates with CSCS card are encouraged to apply albeit the company will provide the necessary training.
  • The ability to work as an effective member of a team and on your own initiative will be essential, along with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills. Under current Pandemic circumstances there is also a requirement to be able to work effectively from home.
  • The job will require a willingness to travel across the South East and beyond;

Salary and benefits:

  • £ depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, Healthshield cash plan, payroll giving and cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training and Development

Senior Remediation Scientist – Sittingbourne, Kent

The Role

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious individual with a focus on contaminated land remediation to join our Remediation Service Line in our Sittingbourne office, Kent.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to work closely with our Directors, Project Managers and Engineering Manager for the successful delivery of remediation projects with a practical knowledge of remediation processes.  Excellent communication skills are essential and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment inputting on projects across all Ecologia Service Lines (Environmental Claims, Consultancy and Remediation Works).

Duties will include:

  • Undertaking and / or coordinating investigations and remediation works including reporting.
  • Report review, interpretation and Remediation Strategy implementation.
  • Assist Director and Engineering Manager in final remediation design and deployment.
  • Preparation of permits/ licences/ consents (MTP, MMP, notifications).
  • Preparation site specific risk assessments and method statements, Health And Safety Plans.
  • Undertake remediation site inspections.
  • Organising internal and external resources with on site supervision of specific tasks and contractors.
  • Ensuring site works are compliant with health and safety, regulatory and project specific requirements.
  • Manage sampling and monitoring regimes, site data and scheduling.
  • Monitoring to ensure optimum performance of systems, compliance with environmental permits and other site specific requirements;
  • Preparing and reviewing validation / completion reports;
  • Prepare and review tender proposals and assist with bid process.
  • Liaising with clients, external contacts and regulatory bodies when required.
  • Assist with Research and Development of remediation / monitoring technologies.

Key Skills & Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience within the contaminated land / remediation sector.
  • Qualified to degree level in an environment/land related subject; however, candidates from a more practical background with experience of remediation works may also be considered.
  • Hands on experience of site work, sampling, site supervision, hold a valid CSCS card, completion of SSSTS or SMSTS training would be an advantage.
  • Good understanding of UK contaminated land regime and remediation technologies and health and safety regulations.
  • Have practical knowledge of installation and operation of remediation processes.
  • Excellent communication skills.

The successful candidate will have good literacy and reporting skills, a flexible attitude to work, and possess the enthusiasm and drive to deliver the requirements of this role.

The ability to work as an effective member of a team and on your own initiative will be essential, along with excellent communication, organisational and problem-solving skills.

The job will require a willingness to travel; a full UK/EC driving license is essential.

Desirable skills & experience

  • Industry specific training/ qualification e.g. CLAIRE QP/ WAMITAB/ CEnv etc.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Previous lab experience to perform feasibility lab trials, research and development.
  • Commercial understanding of projects.
  • Understanding of UK Contaminated Land Regime.
  • Understanding of UK Planning Regime.
  • Practical knowledge of installation and operation of remediation systems.

Salary and benefits:

  • £ depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, Healthshield cash plan, payroll giving and cycle-to-work scheme
  • Training and Development

Graduate Environmental Engineer/Technician– Sittingbourne, Kent

We now have an opportunity for a Graduate Environmental Engineer to join our busy team based in Sittingbourne.

The  Role 

The role will primarily support our work in Environmental Claims, dealing with land-based oil spills and other incidents.  The work involves an interesting mix of site-based work, with additional office and workshop based duties and a requires an adaptable approach to assist with urgent response situations.

Working within a small team, candidates will be required to assist in the response to pollution incidents, remediation of oil spills, investigation and remediation of contaminated land.

 Site duties will include

  • Assisting with emergency oil spill response including installation of absorption booms, pumps, extraction fans, Venturi aeration systems etc.
  • Supervise excavations
  • Prepare & send samples to accredited laboratories
  • Undertake remediation site inspections
  • Liaise with contractors
  • Ensure compliance with Health and Safety Procedures
  • Provide feedback to the Project Manager from site
  • Assisting with site investigations
  • Soil and Groundwater sampling
  • Operate scientific equipment

Office based duties

  • Maintenance and cleaning of remediation and scientific equipment
  • Assist with preparation of reports
  • Assist with  project  associated  procurement

 Skills/Experience

The successful candidate could come from a range of different backgrounds; our key requirement is for a confident, personable, physically fit and practical individual with a flexible attitude to work

  • The ability to work outdoors as an effective member of a team and on your own initiative.
  • CSCS card is desirable
  • A  relevant  degree or alternatively  an NVQ or City + Guilts in a mechanical, electrical or engineering subject is desirable but not essential
  • A qualification an environmental / landscaping or construction related subject is desirable but not essential
  • Good communication and problem solving skills are essential
  • A basic ability to use common computer software (Word, Excel) is required

The job will require willingness to travel across the South East and sometimes further afield; a full UK/EC driving licence is essential.

Interns – Sittingbourne   

We regularly seek to support undergraduate students working towards BSc, BEng or MSc qualifications, or equivalent, by offering Internships for a minimum of 6 months. The experience offered is assisting Ecologia’s staff in monitoring innovative in-situ remediation processes. These tasks will require site attendance collection of environmental samples, monitoring of the system performance, assisting the engineer to set up the test runs and, to a limited extent, interpretation of the process performance. Being supervised by an Environmental Engineer, the candidate will also be required to assist in carrying out site investigations and other in-house tasks. The tasks performed at Ecologia can be tailored to suit the student’s requirements of a research project normally associated with a final year dissertation.

A living allowance is offered with the internship, but applicants are expected to find additional funding to cover living expenses whilst in the UK.

If you are interested in our internship scheme or in any of the above vacancies, please apply at recruitment@ecologia-environmental.com

Kate Pine

RSK Senior HR Business Partner
+44 (0)1928 728156
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