Graduate Soil Scientist

at Tim O'Hare Associates
Location Wallingford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted 28/04/2024
Category Agriculture
Environment and Countryside
Land Management and Surveying
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date Apply ASAP
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How to Apply

Tim O’Hare Associates is a leading soil science consultancy. Our services ensure that soils for landscape, green infrastructure, sports amenity and habitat creation projects are correctly surveyed, specified, tested, sourced, manufactured and managed.

Our work actively supports leading environmental and climate change resilience initiatives including Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG), Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), material recycling and circular economies. We frequently work alongside landscape architects, ecologists, engineers, environmental consultants and arboriculturists.

The practice operates throughout the UK and internationally on a huge variety of projects including major infrastructure developments, housing schemes, public parks and private gardens, commercial and retail developments, sports facilities, urban regeneration schemes, green roofs, and historic restorations. Current and past projects include the London Olympic Park, Oman Botanical Gardens, Natural History Museum, RHS Bridgewater, Mayfield Park Manchester, High Speed 2, Battersea Power Station and The Royal Parks.

The Position – Graduate Soil Scientist

We are currently in search of Graduate Soil Scientists to join our team of dedicated professionals. This opportunity would be ideal for anyone with a degree in an environmental science subject who has an interest in soils, landscapes, sustainability, biodiversity, ecology, habitat creation. Working with a team of experienced professionals and supported with a structured graduate training programme, all the ingredients are there for the right person to join our company and build a successful career.

The role will be exciting, and no two days will be the same. The postholder will contribute to a whole range
of different projects and the role will include site work (soil surveys, sampling, site inspections), processing
soil samples, selecting soil tests, interpreting results, report writing, communicating with clients and other
environmental professionals, as well as learning the commercial aspects of being a professional consultant. There is the opportunity to develop specialist skills relating to practical soil science, habitat creation, topsoil manufacture, and sports pitch agronomy.

Comprehensive in-house training will initially be provided to fill in knowledge gaps, with on-going one-to-one mentor support provided to enhance and develop the necessary skills of an all-round soil science
consultant. In addition, fully funded external training in the form of a Level 7 Apprenticeship (MSc in Soil
Science) could be made available if deemed appropriate.

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