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View the latest job vacancies available at our sites across the UK. You may also wish to read information on the staff benefits available to BGS staff, work experience opportunities or find out more about the range of possible careers that we offer.

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Hydrographer/Marine Geoscientist

An exciting vacancy has arisen for a Hydrographer / Marine Geoscientist based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh which are located on the Heriot-Watt University Campus.

Based within the BGS Environmental Change, Adaptation and Resilience challenge, you will participate in marine surveys by operating NERC/BGS multibeam systems and processing the acquired data to produce final bathymetric and backscatter products.

Hydrographer/Marine Geoscientist
Closing date 03 October 2021
Posted 16 September 2021
Hydrogeologist

This is a key role within the GSNI team and will support the delivery of a new strategy for the GSNI. The vision of the strategy is for the GSNI to be recognised as Northern Ireland’s leading provider of geoscience information and impartial advice; responding to the needs of society, policy-makers and industry. The post holder will be primarily working to address the challenges of the Natural Resources and Energy Transition, and Environmental Change and Geohazards programmes. They will support the work of demonstrating the potential for geothermal heating and cooling via shallow and deep pilots, characterising the properties and availability of groundwater resources to build a data-led evidence base for sustainable groundwater use, and enhancing our knowledge of the role groundwater plays within integrated catchments in Northern Ireland.

Hydrogeologist
Closing date 03 October 2021
Posted 16 September 2021
Material Flow Research Analyst

Met4Tech will explore how to create a circular economy for the technology metals, such as lithium, cobalt, rare earth elements and others essential in decarbonisation and digital technologies. BGS will be leading the development of a national virtual observatory on technology metals, and as part of this project we will develop stocks and flows models for a range of technology metals.

Material Flow Research Analyst
Closing date 30 September 2021
Posted 15 September 2021
Geochemistry Technician

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Geochemistry Technician to work in the Stable Isotope Facility based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham. Based within the BGS Environmental Change, Adaptation and Resilience Challenge, you will help with the preparation and analysis of samples for environmental science research. This post is full-time and offered as a fixed term appointment (3 years).

Geochemistry Technician
Closing date 06 October 2021
Posted 14 September 2021
Head of Projects and Programmes

This is a new role in our organisation and involves creation of the BGS Portfolio Management Office (PMO), overseeing delivery of a portfolio of high-profile business improvement projects as well as high value capital projects.  A priority focus will be supporting the delivery of the next stages of the UK Geo-energy Observatories (UKGEOS), a £31 million capital project designed to create world class subsurface energy research test centres to develop home grown energy supplies in the UK and create world-class subsurface research expertise in the UK.

Head of Projects and Programmes
Closing date 19 September 2021
Posted 06 September 2021
Mineral Raw Materials Data Analyst

This is an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in our flagship World Mineral Statistics project. You will coordinate a small team delivering data compilation and intelligence gathering on global production of minerals and metals. The long-running mineral statistics project is a key output for BGS and is the basis on which we build much of our research effort on critical raw materials, circular economy, construction raw minerals, and our advice to UK government, industry and civil society on raw material supply security.

Mineral Raw Materials Data Analyst
Closing date 19 September 2021
Posted 02 September 2021

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