Remediation specialists deal with the treatment and removal of contamination from soil and groundwater.
- Testing soil, groundwater, sediment, and surface water
- Choosing the most effective remediation systems
- Supervising support staff
- Collecting samples to confirm contamination
- Preparing reports to communicate findings
- Managing budgets
- Organising specialist contractors where necessary
- Scheduling meetings
- Designing and implementing remedial action plans to clean up sites polluted by waste substances, such as chemical residues or hazardous materials
- Assessing the contamination and how to bring the site into a safe, legal and usable state.
- Working with Environmental Geologists, Hydrologists, and Toxicologists to investigate which methods will work best
- Measuring the results and ensuring the continued safety of the site will need to be devised
- Working around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
- Uncommon for overnight or weekend work to apply but could in exceptional circumstances
- Newly trained remediation specialists can earn in the region of £25,000–£30,000
- Trained with experience remediation specialists can earn in the region of £30,000–£45,000
- Senior remediation specialists can earn in the region of £45,000–£60,000
Qualifications & TrainingUsually, a BSc Honours Degree in an engineering, construction or environmental science in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require a Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant body. However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.