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Remediation specialists deal with the treatment and removal of contamination from soil and groundwater.
Average salaries are in the region of £32,000.00 to £45,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Remediation Specialists deal with the treatment and removal of contamination from soil and groundwater.
They design and implement remedial action plans to clean up sites polluted by waste substances, such as chemical residues or hazardous materials. A key role is that of assessing the contamination and how to bring the site into a safe, legal and usable state.
As a Remediation Specialist you would focus on cleaning up toxic sites, working with Environmental Geologists, Hydrologists, and Toxicologists to investigate which methods will work best. The environmental impact of any remediation work will need to be compared to the cost of treatment, and long-term systems for measuring the results and ensuring the continued safety of the site will need to be devised.
Typically, remediation specialists work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm. It is uncommon for overnight or weekend work to apply but could in exceptional circumstances.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
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Usually, 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.
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The UK construction industry will need an additional 16,240 construction professionals and technical staff per year (including remediation specialists) between 2017 - 2021, according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI).