The Coal Authority Job Vacancy: Senior Process Chemist Water Sector - Mansfield, UK

Process Chemist / Senior Process Chemist Water Sector

Salary Range: From: £30,283 To: £42,582

Closing Date: 30 April 2019


Civil Service Pension, 27.5 days plus Bank Holidays + 6 days Flexi Leave, Performance Related Pay, Gym Membership contribution plus more

Opening Statement:
Do you have the ambition to be recognized as a leading expert in the treatment of mine water? If so, this is an excellent opportunity to join our experts as they begin the next stage of our exciting transformation programme.

Overview of role:
In doing so, you'll help us to address the issues of water pollution from abandoned coal and metal mines across Britain by developing new schemes and supporting the operation of over 70 existing mine water treatment schemes.

What we're looking for:

You'll have:

  • Minimum 4 years experience in the operation and appraisal of water treatment plants through biological, chemical or process engineering
  • A relevant qualification your area of expertise
  • Experience in water phase chemistry, including laboratory and field testing methods suitable for environmental chemistry.
  • Experience in developing or managing projects to remove metals from water
  • A track record of innovation and continuous improvement
  • Self-motivation, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to manage and prioritise a high-volume workload

You'll be:

  • Providing expert advice on process chemistry to deliver significant improvements and efficiencies in the operation of our schemes
  • Developing methods for the design of new active and passive mine water treatment schemes - developing innovative solutions and world-leading technologies in a range of chemistry-based solutions for mine water management
  • Representing us at a national and international level, supporting our ambition to be a world leader in mine water treatment
  • Identifying and delivering external opportunities, including developing tenders for new business opportunities
  • Providing business-orientated skills for initiatives in your area of expertise
  • Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass basic security checks and will be subject to UK Immigration requirements.

Selection Process Details:
Please note that a written test will form part of the interview process. Detail will be given on the day.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Contact point for applicants:
Should you require our application form in a different format, please contact us via email or write to the Human Resources team at The Coal Authority, 200 Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4RG.

The Coal Authority embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Reasonable adjustments:
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact the Human Resources team via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.

Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional