Catchment Technician

Do you love working outdoors, around the countryside, on farms and in river catchments? If so, and you have an interest in the environment, then we have the perfect opportunity to join our Science and Monitoring team as a Catchment Technician!

The role

Joining a small team of Catchment Scientists and Technicians, you’ll engage with each other on a weekly basis to catch up on what is happening in your areas and understand any challenges the team is facing. You will need to be self-sufficient within this role, but the team will be there to provide support and guidance when needed.

This role is mainly field based and entails soil, water, crop and manure sampling to provide the data needed to support catchment management activity and to evidence its impact. The ability to make accurate observations across the countryside, and to understand how these might impact the sample quality, is critical.

Along with travelling around the wonderful Wessex Water region, a part of your role will be communicating with farmers, landowners, customers and internal Water Quality and Biosolids teams to finalise any monitoring plans. You will also assist the wider team in advising end users on samples and their results.

Your field work will be balanced by time in the office, as you will be processing data from the samples you have taken, analysing this and interpreting it for reporting purposes which will be shared with the wider business.

What do I need?

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with a genuine interest in the environment and agriculture. Previous experience of practical work within an agricultural or environmental role is preferred. Communication skills are important and any experience in building effective working relationships with farmers, farmer representatives and landowners is highly beneficial.

Ideally, the successful candidate will hold a degree or diploma in a relevant agricultural or environmental science field, but equivalent experience will be equally valued.

To help assist you with your role, you will be given a company vehicle for business travel.

Due to the remote nature of the role, you will need to hold a valid full UK driving licence. Additionally, experience in towing a trailer would be beneficial but is not essential.

What you’ll get from us?

Our people tell us Wessex Water is a great place to work, and they stay with us! We are proud of how we support development and career progression. We have a wealth of both financial and non-financial benefits to offer our people and are committed to ensuring we provide an environment that supports health and wellbeing and flexible working.

We continue to promote diversity and inclusion. With that in mind, we welcome all applicants.

We are delighted to have signed the Armed Forces covenant and are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare they have a disability or have previously served with the Armed Forces, and meet the minimum requirements for the job, will automatically be invited for an interview.

Please let us know if you require any additional support or adjustments to assist you in starting your journey with Wessex Water.

The appointment of successful applicant/s will also be subject to receiving suitable references and basic (or where job applicable) other criminal disclosure checks. You must also be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK.

If you have what it takes to join this award-winning business and want to be part of our exciting journey and share in that success

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