Senior Waste Technical Officer.
Job DescriptionAre you looking to progress your career within the landfill industry? Then look no further! The Closed Landfill site team within the Environment, Transport and Infrastructure (ETI) directorate at Surrey County Council (SCC) is seeking to appoint a Senior Waste Technical Officer. This position is for 36 hours a week and is based at Trumps Farm Closed Landfill site, Kitsmead Lane, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0EF. About SCC and the team Surrey County Council owns or has interest in 7 closed landfill sites. The Closed Landfill Team undertakes environmental monitoring at these sites and this leads to active steps and interventions to reduce the probability of unregulated discharges of contaminated water (leachate) and methane / carbon dioxide (landfill gas), so ensuring that waste and environmental legislation are complied with. About the role Based within the Closed Landfill team, this role will offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced waste technical officer to utilise, develop and grow their skills in landfill gas monitoring, maintenance of pollution control equipment and the assessment, planning, supervision and delivering of remedial projects. You will mainly be working independently in the following areas: * Making regular assessments of the impact that closed landfill sites are having on the environment by undertaking emission (water and landfill gas) measurements. * Analysing landfill gas and leachate pump data to determine what adjustments to the pollution control systems are needed to enhance their effectiveness and to implement these changes. * Through planned and reactive maintenance, ensure that pollution control systems operate reliably involving hands on servicing / repair of leachate pumps. * Planning remedial projects, in conjunction with the Closed Landfill Manager, the Environment Agency and local authority officers, where existing pollution control systems appear inadequate or need updating. * Ensu...