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Soil scientist

Job Profile

Due to new and ongoing opportunities in water, power and transport infrastructure, Mott MacDonald has an exciting opportunity for a Soil Scientist (nearly chartered or chartered) with knowledge and experience of Soil Management, Soil Survey and Land Evaluation to develop an existing team in our Bristol office.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. Flexible and/or part-time working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

Job Description

You will work with our diverse client base, including the Environment Agency, Network Rail, Highways England, private developers, utility companies and local authorities.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Working with our engineering, environmental and project management teams to develop sustainable and environmentally beneficial solutions to infrastructure schemes, from outline business case through to construction.
  • Undertaking business development and proposal writing to win Soil Resource Survey and Agricultural Land Classification projects, either as stand-alone services or as part of integrated services offered by the Group.
  • Mentoring and training other staff.

Candidate Specification

  • First degree and Masters in a relevant environmental subject
  • Professional Chartership or working towards Chartership preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of Agricultural Land Classification, Soil Resource Surveys, Soil Management Planning, Soil Management Monitoring, and Soil Aftercare.
  • Relevant field experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of EU and UK legislation of relevance to soil resource planning and management.
  • Knowledge of Farm Viability Assessments and Agricultural Impact Assessments is also desirable.
  • UK driving licence
Ability and flexibility to undertake site work which may occasionally include long hours and occasional overnight stays.
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