SHEQ Technician – Environmental

Dover, Kent
£18k - £24k (DOE)
15 Mar 2019
10 Apr 2019
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

SHEQ Technician – Environmental


£18k - £24k (DOE)

Job Purpose

To assist with the management of the Board’s Environmental Management System and undertake environmental monitoring.

Duties of the Post Holder

To assist with the management of the ISO14001 Environmental Management System including updating the activity register and carrying out environmental audits.

To monitor all environmental occurrences and contribute to monthly statistical reports.

To undertake or assist with routine, regular and periodic environmental surveys using the established procedures and techniques to obtain data on water quality, trawling, benthic fauna, algae, ornithology, terristerial ecology, littoral surveying and air monitoring from designated sites to ensure that environmental baselines are being complied with.

To monitor the Board’s established environmental baselines, report against these and to revise them from time-to-time in accordance with legislative changes.

To respond to environmental incidents and emergencies by undertaking additional sampling and analysis as required.

To maintain in a methodical, efficient and up-to-date state, the GIS database and filing system, ensuring that all items are correctly logged and cross-referenced and that the data is inputted in the manner laid down in the operating manual

To have a good working knowledge of marine related laws, to be conversant with the Health and Safety at Work and other such legislation as are appropriate to the working environment.

To assist the Environment Manager with environmental awareness training and public engagement activities as and when required.

To update managers on changes in environmental legislation which are relevant to their responsibilities and activities in order to ensure compliance with statutory environmental requirements and best practice.

To ensure that all personnel working with the post-holder carry out their duties safely, reliably and efficiently.

To prepare reports and publications as directed.

To assess and write risk assessments

Generic Duties

In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the jobholder is required to perform other duties assigned by SHEQ managers from time-to-time. Such duties will, however, be reasonable in relation to the jobholder’s skills, ability and status.

To comply with environmental instructions and to identify potential risks to the environment, or areas where environmental impact can be reduced.

To comply with all the safety instructions and to accept responsibility for your own safety and the safety of other who may be affected by what you do. To identify potential risks in the work area, and to report such risks promptly to management.



BSc in Environmental, Marine Environmental or Science Discipline.


Field and practical experience in environmental monitoring

Specialist Skills and Knowledge

To be familiar with and have knowledge of marine environmental management and monitoring techniques.

To have an understanding of the relationships between species, ecosystems, habitats and the natural and anthropogenic causes and influences on them.

General Skills and Abilities

General computer skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

Ability to work near/on the water and on floating craft.

Ability to communicate easily and with confidence.

Ability to work methodically and with attention to detail.

Ability to conduct statistical analysis for reporting

Ability to meet deadlines

Full UK Driving Licence


Good general level of fitness

Physically able to climb in and out of small vessels

General Comments

To have a flexible approach to work and the working environment.


PIEMA or willing to work towards it.

Experience of auditing

Have a general knowledge and understanding of GIS.

To have an understanding of the relationship between the weather and ocean conditions.

To have a background knowledge of coastal hydrography.

Good public speaker with the ability to deliver training courses/presentations

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Interpersonnel is an equal opportunities employer.

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