Aether Recruiting: Graduate Environmental Consultant/Dispersion Modeller

19 November 2014

Aether is a growing consultancy specialising in air quality and greenhouse gas emission inventories, local air quality management and air quality assessments.  We are looking for a graduate to fill a dispersion modelling position, complemented by air emissions project work. The position is located in the centre of Oxford.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be highly numerate, attentive to detail, and be able to present their work transparently. The main focus of the role will involve undertaking air quality assessments for varied residential, commercial and industrial development schemes as required for the local planning authority to discharge planning conditions. The successful applicant will also contribute to a wide-ranging project portfolio across Aether, as well as business development tasks.

The work will require comprehensive data processing, desk based research, and use of appropriate modelling software to undertake the core work programme.

Required Skills:

•Applicants should have a good degree in a relevant Scientific subject, and preferably a Masters in the environmental technical area;

•Excellent numerical and data handling skills within MS Excel are essential as well as good organisational skills;

•An understanding of air pollution and greenhouse gases is expected.

Preferred Skills:

•An understanding of UK & London air quality policy and Local Air Quality Management;

•Experience of using GIS (e.g. ArcGIS) and dispersion modelling software (e.g. ADMS, AERMOD).

This position provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of UK air quality planning legislation and a core skillset in air quality assessment. As the successful candidate progresses, it is expected that there will be increasing opportunities to diversify within our work for customers in Governments and international organisations on high level policy support and policy formation, as well as research work. 

You will be encouraged to challenge ideas and to innovate in order to help us grow our business.

Aether:

Aether offers a friendly working environment and excellent opportunities for those making a significant contribution to the company.  Aether operates as a carbon neutral company, financially incentivises staff to use environmentally sound modes of transport for business travel, and undertakes volunteering days to support local environmental charities. 

Application:

Applicants should e-mail Chris Dore at:  recruit@aether-uk.com with the job title in the header. The deadline for applications is 31st December 2014.

Applicants will need to provide a CV, and a covering letter that includes the following:

•An overview of knowledge / experience in the relevant areas of air quality and greenhouse gas emissions.

•A description of data handling capabilities, and examples of use in projects.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

No Agency applications please.

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Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE Secretariat

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

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