Senior Hydrogeologist – Sweco UK – Glasgow

Sweco UK

Do you have what it takes to transform society?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Sweco, we draw upon a combined knowledge base of 20,000 experts across Northern Europe. More technologies, more skills, and more inventive solutions mean we can apply global knowhow, locally across the full spectrum of lifecycle services in both water engineering and wider water management. More importantly, we have a proven record of transferring innovation from other countries and sectors into the UK water industry – not least in our work on AMP7 Frameworks with 7 of the 12 UK water and sewerage companies. Our commitment is future focused, finding solutions for the future’s challenges, today.

We are currently looking for a talented and motivated Senior Hydrogeologist to join our Groundwater Team.

This is an exciting time to join Sweco and if you want to be part of a company who is small in all the best ways but large enough to provide a diverse and exciting workload, this job is for you.

What does the role involve?

Working within a team environment you’ll utilise your technical expertise to ensure the provision of a multi-disciplinary consultancy service for Sweco’s clients working on the delivery of groundwater resources projects, from aquifer development, management and protection for public and private water supply to EIA and construction support for major infrastructure schemes and local developments.

Examples of projects that our groundwater team are working on at present include long-term pesticides, nitrates, saline intrusion and water resources investigations under water company Water Industry National Environment Programmes (WINEP). We are also supporting major highways schemes, water companies and private developers on schemes across the country from the preliminary design and EIA stage through to construction, via the design and implementation of groundwater monitoring and testing programmes, groundwater flooding studies and dewatering assessment and permitting.

As a Senior Hydrogeologist you’ll ensure that technical work including calculations, drawings, sketches, reports and site investigations are carried out correctly and completed to agreed timeframes, budgets and client expectations. You’ll utilise your technical expertise to develop services within existing clients, cultivate new clients, provide support and training to colleagues and assist in mentoring and developing others.

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess:

  • A BSc and preferably either a MSc or PhD in hydrogeology or a closely related discipline.
  • Have or be close to achieving chartered membership of a relevant professional body such as the Geological Society or CIWEM. IAH membership also desirable.
  • Significant relevant experience, primarily in water resources hydrogeology, engineering hydrogeology (including dewatering) and environmental impact assessment. Experience in borehole construction, rehabilitation, testing and abandonment is of benefit.
  • Experience of managing projects and acting as technical discipline lead on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • The ability to communicate in a fluent and positive manner with other team members, contractors and clients.
  • The ability to produce well-structured reports in clear English, and to critically review reports produced by others.
  • The ability to maintain good links within the wider groundwater community to enhance technical knowledge, and to build and maintain contacts that may provide opportunities for collaboration or business development.

Join our team of Sweco Difference Makers today to work on a range of projects across a variety of clients including developers, contractors, local authorities and water companies, building up vast experience in collaborative working, joint ventures and high-profile multi-stakeholder projects.

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About Us

Transforming society together, we’re planning and designing sustainable communities and cities of the future.

Solving the great societal challenges of our time is more relevant, demanding and inspiring than ever before. At Sweco, we bring together experts with different perspectives and skills to develop solutions that address the challenges of urbanisation, harness the positive power of digitalisation and make societies more sustainable.

We offer our clients a combination of global expertise and local presence, adapted to their business and reality. Our ambition is to be our clients’ most relevant partner, working together to help them solve their challenges, today and into the future.

​​​​​​​Sweco is committed to enabling all its colleagues to achieve a great balance between work and their other priorities, such as caring responsibilities, leisure activities, further learning or other interests. We offer flexible start and finish times, part time and hybrid working options so that you can flex your hours around your day to day needs. ​​​​​​​

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

It’s important to us that that all our colleagues thrive at work – we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects the contribution individuals can bring to Sweco. We aim to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at Sweco we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity.

We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant to ensure those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. To find out more The Armed Forces Covenant – Our Commitments | Sweco UK.

We are also proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer, and will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

If I have a disability, can I get help (e.g. “reasonable adjustments”) with the application process?

If you’re an applicant with a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process or are limited in the ability or unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

In order to address your request the following information is needed:

• Name

• The best method for contacting you (Phone or email)

• The position title

• Requisition/vacancy number

Upon receipt of this information, we’ll respond to you promptly to obtain more information about your request.

Please note: we reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised closing date.

Sweco UK&I have an internal resourcing team who are responsible for all recruiting activity. We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted agencies who we work with on those “hard to fill” roles.

We have defined processes for recruitment applications and it is company policy not to accept speculative CVs. Any speculative CVs received into the business (whether to a manager or member of the resourcing team) will become the property of Sweco and the agency will not be eligible for an introductory fee.

Our Preferred Supplier List was reviewed in December 2022 and we are not looking to add any additional agencies. We’ll be reviewing the PSL again at the end of 2024 and non-compliance with the above statements could be detrimental to you having the opportunity to be included.

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