Environmental Technician – Contract

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What you need to know:

Matrix Recruitment Group are currently recruiting for an Environmental Technician for our client, a service provider based in Kilkenny.

You will work within the Environmental Department and will report to the Head Engineer.

This is a 6-month contract role with the possibility of future opportunity.

Key duties & responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monitoring strategies for rivers and lakes and implementation of same
  • Sampling, monitoring and analysis of wastewater treatment facilities
  • Monitoring/surveying of waste management facilities including recycling, compositing, transfer stations and landfill
  • Investigation of environmental (Air, Noise & Water) pollution incidents, evaluation, and reporting
  • Waste, drinking water, wastewater and surface water sampling and analysis
  • Compilation and submission of water/wastewater sampling results to EPA and Irish Water
  • Work closely with the EPA in relation to water and wastewater treatment system inspections/audits and subsequent follow ups
  • Investigating and dealing with water/wastewater customer queries or complaints
  • Serving statutory notices in relation to breaches of water/wastewater legislation and where necessary assisting with prosecutions
  • Promote and implement required health & safety standards
  • Assist in preparation of technical and Annual Environmental Reports

What are we looking for?

  • Completed National Certificate Final Exam in Civil Engineering, Geo-surveying, Construction Studies or hold an equivalent qualification in Science/Agricultural Science
  • Minimum 3 years post qualification experience within a similar role
  • Knowledge of Environmental and Waste Management Legislation
  • Awareness of IT Networks and GIS platforms


  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong IT experience – word, excel, emails etc.
  • Have a strong sense of problem solving and innovation
  • Team player who has the ability to work on your own initiative

Apply for this job now or get in touch with Roisin Ahern at roisin@matrixrecruitment.ie

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