Water Quality Technician (Graduate Entry Level)

OHES, Part of the Adler and Allan Group


What we do

We provide environmental and energy infrastructure services that protect the environment and
reduce the risk of pollution, operational downtime, profit loss and reputation damage for our
customers. Through the management and maintenance of assets, we support the ESG, CSR and
sustainability ambitions across the UK.

Who we are

We are an ambitious team who are focused on growth, putting our customers at the heart of what
we do, and we live our values of Safety, Service,
Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise.
Our culture is can-do, fun and where everyone has a part to play. If you want to help
businesses and protect the environment, this role could be for you.

What we would like to offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company small van will be provided
  • Pension scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • 25 annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company phone, iPad and PPE provided
  • Training and career progression opportunities
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (with access to GP appointments, Physio appointments and
    Mental Health Support)

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the team
in the position of Water Quality Technician, as part of the Water and Ecology team, reporting
to the Water Quality Manager. The primary purpose of the role will be to attend and investigate
water pollution incidents; undertake field-based monitoring and collect environmental samples
for laboratory analysis.

This role is homebased within the Wessex Water boundary (Wiltshire / Somerset / Dorset area)
with regular travel and a small company van will be provided. Hours of work are Monday to
Friday 8am until 6pm with 1-hour unpaid lunch break each day.

Your day will look like this:

  • Attending and investigating water pollution incidents
  • Undertaking field monitoring works including water quality measurements, water sampling and
    macroinvertebrate surveys
  • Technical report writing in response to water pollution incidents
  • Provision of accurate and timely information to line management
  • Supporting team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices at all levels
  • Any other duties for which the post holder is qualified and able to carry out.

How you can help us with your experience:


  • Educated to degree level in a Biological or Environmental Sciences discipline
  • A competent user of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience of water quality monitoring and an enthusiasm for working outdoors
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, with the ability to pay close attention to detail
  • A desire to develop project management skills
  • A willingness to travel throughout the UK and Ireland, to work away and to work long days
    when required
  •  Full, clean, UK driving licence and comfortable driving a small van
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team, following precise protocols
  • Motivated and confident interacting with clients
  • Field sampling involves working in all weather conditions, and can be physically demanding-
    walking for varying distances, carrying equipment, bending for periods of time, working in and
    near water. Therefore applicants must be comfortable with this requirement


  • Aquatic macro-invertebrate identification skills to Family level (e.g. BMWP)
  • GIS skills
  • Experience of sediment monitoring
  • Experience in project management
  • An understanding of water chemistry
  • An understanding of the role of regulators, such as the Environment Agency
  • An understanding of the role of laboratory analysis in environmental monitoring
  • An understanding of the role of environmental monitoring regarding environmental compliance

If you feel you have the skills, personality, and experience, please apply

Why Adler and Allan

Adler and Allan Group provides market leading environmental risk reduction through preventative
and responsive solutions offering an expert 24-7 service to our customers. We give our
customers peace of mind in detecting and identifying the environmental risks posed to their
business. Our broad range of risk mitigation products and services keep businesses strong,
reducing the prospect of litigation, costly fines, and bad publicity, as well as reducing the
threat to the environment. In a world where the environment and legislation are in constant
flux, we also provide emergency response in a variety of settings. Our customers include
multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public.

If this role doesn’t seem the right fit- take a look at our careers page to see what
else, we have for you or email careers to see how we can help and our recruitment team will be
in touch:
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