Polluted Sites Et Soils Engineer H/F

Universities and Institutes of France


September 26, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: BRGM
  • Research Field: Geosciences › Geology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 26/09/2022 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Orléans cedex 2
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Offer Starting Date: 02/11/2022
  • Reference Number: 2022-2105
  • Joining the French Geological Survey (BRGM) means becoming part of France's leading public institution for Earth Science applications bringing together 1,000 wholeheartedly committed experts across 29 bases in Mainland and Overseas France.

    BRGM focuses on enhancing geological knowledge and understanding of surface and sub-surface-related phenomena, with a view to: meeting the challenges of environmental changes through innovative projects with societal implications.

    The Water, Environment, Process Development and Analysis Division (DEPA) provides solutions to societal issues concerning the environmental impacts of human activities on the geosphere (brownfields, circular economy, secondary primary waste recycling, waste management and storage, etc.) as well as on the assessment and management of water resources (recharge, REUSE, etc.).

    You will join the 3SP unit team (Polluted Sites, Soils and Sediments), which is involved in supporting public authorities on the subject of polluted sites and soils, and more particularly in the reflection and implementation (or updating) of national reference systems (methodological guides), studies and expertise, and also, through experimental laboratories, PRIME platform (Platforms for Remediation and Innovation in Environmental Metrology), in the research and development of innovative processes (such as clean-up techniques, soil construction) related to the topic.

    As part of the unit research, public service and possibly international activities, you will mainly be responsible for:

    - Formulating technical recommendations, carrying out expert / third-party appraisals on issues related to the various types of waste storage (ISDD, ISDND, ISDI (hazardous, non-hazardous and inert waste storage facilities), containment measures on a polluted site, etc. ) on aspects such as site qualification studies, sizing of sealing and containment devices, critical analysis of impact studies, geotechnical stability of waste fills, production and effluent management methods, regulatory compliance of files;

    - Designing, coordinating and developing assistance projects for public authorities and institutional support (Ministry, DREAL / DRIEE) within the framework of the evolution of national methodologies in terms of waste management and associated reference systems (guides, standards, etc.);

    - Participating in the deployment of regulations on waste traceability, mainly on excavated soil and sediments;

    - Assist in the implementation of the national methodology for the recovery of excavated soil;

    - Contributing to the strategic reflections on the polluted sites and soils activity as well as to the regulatory monitoring and drafting of offers and projects on the polluted sites and soils and/or waste issues.


    Within an environment that promotes a healthy work/life balance, particularly thanks to remote working, BRGM prides itself on providing a friendly and caring place to work.

    Awarded HRS4R certification in 2021, we are committed to supporting you throughout your career at BRGM.

    We provide you with a range of tools for developing your skills and expertise, with scope for career progression and geographic mobility.

    At BRGM, you will gain from such benefits as a 13th month salary, days off compensating for unpaid overtime, a company canteen, sports facilities as well as holiday and leisure options.

    Selection process

    At BRGM, you are guaranteed a transparent recruitment process. To apply, please send us your application (up-to-date CV and cover letter) by 19/09/2022.

    Because diversity matters to us at BRGM, all of our job vacancies are open to everyone!

    We will examine your application as soon as the closing date has passed.

    If your application is short-listed, we will contact you for recruitment interviews during which you will have the opportunity to talk with the recruitment and HR departments as well as a cross-functional department.

    Offer Requirements
  • FRENCH: Excellent


    Education : MSc or equivalent higher education qualification

    Experience : 5 - 10 years

    Requested start date : 02/11/2022

    You have an engineering degree or a master's degree in geotechnics, applied geology or environmental engineering, with 5 to 10 years' experience in the field of waste storage and polluted sites and soils.

    You have experience in a design or audit office, in a waste management/storage company, in a research organisation through projects with industry or in the operation of a waste storage facility. This full-time position involves national and international travel, the frequency and duration of which will depend on the projects.

    You will demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

    - Perfect knowledge of French regulations and good practices applicable to waste management and methodologies relating to the management of polluted sites and soils;

    - Perfect knowledge of techniques specific to the qualification, design and construction of Waste Storage Facilities (exploration techniques, permeability measurements, earthworks, etc.);

    - Scientific knowledge of geosciences applied to waste storage as well as natural and synthetic materials used in containment systems (sealing, drainage, reinforcement);

    - Knowledge of the methodology and good practices associated with the recovery of excavated soil and sediments;

    - Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team (environmentalist, hydrogeologist, hydrogeochemist, etc.);

    - Initiative and ability to work independently;

    - Teaching skills (interest in training coordination);

    - Communication skills (chairing technical meetings and working groups, presenting results/progress to technical or institutional audiences);

    - Writing skills and ability to promote scientific results;

    - Fluency in spoken and written English.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: BRGM
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // www. brgm.fr/
  • E-Mail: a.bourguignon@brgm.fr
  • Country: France
  • City: Orléans cedex 2
  • Postal Code: 45060
  • Street: 3, Avenue C. Guillemin BP 6009
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