Transfer Station Chemist

Chemistry, Chemical, Environmental Science.

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When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone.

See the world as we do
Here at Veolia, we see your potential to grow, your commitment to change and the impact you can make with us.

It’s why we’re looking for someone who’s just as committed as we are, to push for genuine change and bring our ambition of Ecological Transformation to life. 

We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment, and contribute to our inclusive culture.

Main Duties and Responsibilities to carry out routine chemist duties as listed below:

  • To assist in the operation and management of the transfer operations at Marchwood including, but not limited to, drums, containers and dry waste
  • To ensure that all materials, including containerised materials entering the site for storage or transfer be inspected, recorded and monitored through to final dispatch in accordance with site procedures and the working plan/PPC permit; to include the routine analysis and identification of drummed and packaged waste
  • Ensuring that deviations against the acceptance criteria are promptly notified to the appropriate Company personnel.
  • To liaise with the Transfer Manager and Operations Manager regarding the stock levels on site, inputs to the site and dispatches from the site.
  • To direct site personnel in the movement & storage requirements thereby ensuring compliance with site and HSE regulations on the storage of hazardous materials.
  • To sample and analyse all materials destined for on-site treatment performing compatibility testing and the generation of written instructions for site personnel.
  • To perform daily inspections of the transfer area, highlight (and where appropriate remedy) and report potential breaches of permit or safe working conditions.
  • To liaise with the Marine collections team to ensure waste enters site in accordance with applicable procedures
  • To cooperate with site management in ensuring that site personnel, contractors and visitors comply with the site rules.

What we're looking for;

  • The successful applicant will have a degree/HNC in chemistry or a relevant scientific qualification.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and upon their own initiative.
  • An ability to overcome problems and find solutions independently.
  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.

Additional desired qualifications would be a Fork Lift Truck Licence, and first aid qualifications however, these will be provided.

What we can offer you;

  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • Free physiotherapy service
  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well known retailers
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

What's next?

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.

Here at Veolia, we’re proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues.

So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.


Job ID Number: JR12183
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  • Deadline
  • Salary
    Up to £27,500 + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    Marchwood (Southampton)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
Also Accepting...
  • Ecology
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Process
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