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Graduate Materials Testing Consultant

Salary £Competitive
Location Swindon
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

WRc is looking for a graduate chemist, chemical engineer or materials scientist to join our Waste and Resources team in Swindon as a Materials Testing Consultant on a full-time, permanent basis.  Approximately half your time will be spent within WRc’s on-site waste characterisation laboratory.

You will help our team of ‘waste doctors’ investigate and characterise waste streams and secondary products, supporting our clients to increase the sustainability of their operations. The role will require independent working and a proven practical aptitude in performing chemical and physical tests.  

WRc is one of the UK’s most innovative scientific and engineering consultancies and is now part of the RSK Group. The Waste and Resources team has an ambitious plan for significant growth and expansion in the next five years. This will provide exciting project and development opportunities for the right people joining us.

Key Responsibilities

  • Routine and specialist waste and product testing e.g. making up reagents, sample preparation and flammability, biodegradability, leachability and other testing
  • Method development and refinement of laboratory techniques to support innovative testing approaches.
  • Data processing, analysis, modelling and interpretative reporting
  • Communicating with internal and external parties
  • Technical support for consultancy projects

Person Specification

  • Minimum of a first degree in a STEM discipline, preferably an environmental, engineering or chemical science
  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data with excellent IT skills, draw valid conclusions, and make recommendations
  • Ideally some previous laboratory experience of following test procedures and preparing for experiments e.g. making up chemicals, although full training will be provided

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Life assurance
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, health cash plan and discounted gym membership

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Please see a more detailed job description attached.

RSK is a leading environmental, engineering and technical services group providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. We know that the world faces some very significant challenges in the years to come. The United Nations are referring to the ‘Decade of Action’, saying that we have “ten years to transform our world” and to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. RSK is on a mission to deliver solutions which will help to address these major global challenges, reshaping our natural and built environments and creating a more sustainable future. We need an outstanding workforce to help us achieve this. Do you have what it takes?

RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then. In fact, Environment Analyst recently highlighted RSK’s growth commenting, “Few companies in the environmental services sector can claim to be expanding at the same pace as RSK.” Today, we are a group of over 120 businesses, many of which operate under different brands, employing over 7,000 employees worldwide. We plan to keep growing and are looking for professionals who have the passion, skills, and spirit needed to grow with us.

Since the beginning, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented people. Employees are at the heart of our business, and we recognise that our success is founded on the talent of our people. As a company, we want you to share in our achievements and we want to be a conduit for your success. RSK prides itself on providing employees with a rewarding and challenging career by encouraging continuing professional development and enabling employees to reach their full potential. Despite our growing numbers, we are determined to maintain the people-centric culture that RSK was built on, fostering entrepreneurialism, and applying a caring and compassionate approach to all that we do.

Life Assurance

Annual Leave Purchase

Cycle to Work Scheme

Discounted Gym Membership

Mental Health Support

Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme

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