Air Quality Officer
Buckingham Futures have an excellent opportunity for an Air Quality Officer in West London to work within the Environmental Protection Team with primary responsibility for all air quality related issues within the district.
The air quality work will involve the Implementation of the Local Air Quality Management regime which includes:
- Implement and co-ordinate air quality monitoring including the replacement of diffusion tubes on a monthly basis and the calibration of the continuous analysers.
- Manage and lead on the implementation and delivery of actions detailed within current and/or future air quality action plans.
- Prepare an air quality report every October for the draft service plan/budgetary requirements. This report will; detail next year’s predicted financial spend on air quality; provide information on any envisaged changes to current legislation or guidance, review the state of the existing air quality equipment and provide an outline and programme of the air quality work for the following year (Gantt chart).
- Manage and review the service contracts for the air quality equipment and data management. Liaise with contractors to ensure that the air quality equipment is maintained and operating correctly.
- Maintain any ancillary spares for air quality equipment, e.g. filter paper, diffusion tube holders.
- Carry out public promotion and education campaigns on air quality issues. Actively look for opportunities to promote air quality within the council and other external organisations.
- Keep up to date with current legislation, regulations, guidance, technical and scientific developments.
- Respond to Air-Quality planning application consultations to provide informative comments or planning conditions; including liaising with planners to provide advice and guidance on developments that may have an impact on air quality, in accordance with service targets.
- Your essential skills, knowledge and experience.
- Experience of working on local air quality management requiring in depth knowledge of the relevant legislation.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience of report writing.
- Ability to deal with a wide range of people and be able to deal with difficult situations.
- Self-motivated and can organise own workload to meet deadlines.
- Ability to research subjects and collate information.
- Computer literacy including word processing and data input.
- Ability to interpret statistical data (e.g. sampling results, scientific reports etc).
- BSc / MSc degree course in Environmental Health or a degree in Environmental Sciences with one years’ experience in a similar role.
- Full driving licence and access to own transport.
If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8732 5450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org