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Maintenance Operative

  • £19,000 - £22,000 dependent on experience
  • Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Ecologia Environmental Solutions

Ecologia Environmental Solutions Ltd 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. 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. The candidate will primarily support our work in our Environmental Claims division, dealing with land-based oil spills and other incidents. 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 and 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,


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, but can be obtained while employed.

• An NVQ or City + Guilts in a mechanical, electrical or engineering subject is desirable, but not essential

• A qualification of 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 position will require willingness to travel across the South East and at times, further afield

• A full and valid UK/EC driving license is essential

• Must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area.

Salary and benefits

• £19,000 - £22,000 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 is 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, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We strive to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.

Please forward your CV to [email protected] and use Maintenance Operative in the subject line for easy access to your application. Closing date is 10 July 2021 and we can only communicate with short-listed candidates.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 18/06/2021 08:14