Hazardous Waste Chemist - On Site customer support

Chemistry, Chemical, Materials 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. 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. 

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About the role

The role of a Hazardous Waste Chemist involves providing technical support, packing, listing, labelling of clients waste streams as well as being responsible for generating, completing and filing all relevant paperwork relating to shipments, safety assessments and reporting.  

As such it is important that a Hazardous Waste Chemist operates in a safe and responsible manner, has a good understanding of waste legislation and compliance, and is capable of building strong working relationships with clients.

What you'll be doing;

  • Building a strong working relationship with the client and assisting them with the services Veolia provide, being the daily presence on site they require
    Inventorying, booking and preparing waste shipments for transport and disposal
  • Assessing hazardous waste including listing, labelling and packing of chemicals 
  • Stock management of supplies such as labels, tags and packaging
  • Ensuring all paperwork is raised, updated and filed appropriately
  • Working towards more in depth and granular data collection of waste interactions on site
  • Assisting with on site waste generation and storage, likely to include consolidation of solvents, ensuring commercial waste (plastics, cardboard, etc) is segregated 
  • properly and assisting with cleaning up spills/leaks
  • GEMBA safety site inspections
  • Compiling and generating reports to provide accurate and in depth information on how the site is functioning

What we’re looking for;

  • A science based HND or equivalent ideally in Chemistry
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the hazardous waste industry
  • COSHH and health and safety understanding
  • Some administration experience/background is preferred
  • As the role is split between locations, candidates must hold a valid driving licence

What we can offer you;

  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays 
  • Access to our company pension scheme
  • 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.
  • 24-hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household
  • One paid days leave every year to volunteer and support your community 
  • 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're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation and Highly Commended as a workplace for 55+. 

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.

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: JR15803
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    £30,000 - £32,000 + benefits
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Chemical
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
Also Accepting...
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Process
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