Remediation Site Operative
Sittingbourne, Kent
20h ago

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

We now have an opportunity for a Remediation Site Operative to join our busy team based in Sittingbourne.

Remediation Site Operative Sittingbourne

You 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, venturie aeration systems
  • 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

  • Assist with maintenance and cleaning of yard, vehicles, stores and equipment,
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Salary and benefits

  • £17,000 - £20,000 dependent 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
  • 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.

    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.

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