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
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.
At BRGM, you are guaranteed a transparent recruitment process. To apply,
please send us your application (up-to-date CV and cover letter) by
Because diversity matters to us at BRGM, all of our job vacancies are open to
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.
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,
- 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.
Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
Website: https: // www. brgm.fr/
City: Orléans cedex 2
Postal Code: 45060
Street: 3, Avenue C. Guillemin BP 6009