Wardell Armstrong is looking to recruit a motivated and ambitious Graduate-level Soil Scientist to fill a role within our well established and expanding team based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of projects across all of our business sectors including Land and Property, Mining and Minerals, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure. The projects can be located throughout the UK and occasionally Internationally.
We therefore require a dedicated and enthusiastic Soil Scientist with a strong aptitude for hard work, excellent communication skills and a willingness to develop their skills and abilities within this busy team.
The opportunity will consist of the following duties:
- Undertaking soil and peat survey; and related fieldwork in a range of, sometimes challenging, conditions.
- Liaising with clients, third parties and other members of staff, especially those in Ecology, Hydrology and Land Reclamation.
- Assisting in the production of written reports for clients.
- Preparation of information for plans and analysis of data to support technical reporting.
- Assisting in EIAs, ESIAs and research projects.
Candidates should have experience of soil survey methodology and be able to demonstrate excellent report writing skills. Excellent organisation, presentation and computer skills together with the ability to work to tight deadlines will also be required. Knowledge of Agricultural Land Classification / Land Capability Classification for Agriculture, agricultural drainage, peat survey and a working knowledge of EIA methodology and analysis is desirable, along with a working knowledge of GIS/CAD.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and educated to degree level with a first degree in Soil Science, Environmental Science, Physical Geography or a related discipline. A postgraduate qualification in Soil Science, Hydrology, the restoration of disturbed land to agriculture and nature conservation or two years’ relevant work experience would be desirable, but not essential.
A full driving license is required; access to a vehicle is preferred, but not essential.
The role will involve periods of lone-working and may require frequent travel throughout the UK.