The Applied Petrography Group would like to assist those people looking to find professional staff for their petrographical needs, or to help with training courses for those that require it.

SLR Consulting have a requirement for a permanent Petrographer/Geologist  position

SLR have an exciting opportunity for an early career petrographer to join a growing team of professionals working predominantly in the Irish extractive industry.
You will be based in Dublin, but with potential for site work and travel throughout Ireland.

Your role involves undertaking hand specimen and thin section petrographic examination of rock, aggregate and concrete samples from across the country and preparing technical reports. Petrographic analysis is carried out for clients and applied research, including the development of new and novel approaches to the assessment of construction materials.

SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 1800 staff across 5 regions – including over 600 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life. 

SLR will close the role when we have received a sufficient number of applications, so please do not delay in applying for the position.

To apply for this position please submit your application at: SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap.

Job Description  
Your duties and responsibilities:

You will be part of our existing Geology team, working primarily in the aggregates and industrial minerals sector. The role is primarily lab-based, but with potential for field work. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
•    Hand specimen analysis of aggregate for compliance to various standards
•    Detailed thin section analysis in polarised and reflected light
•    Preparation of technical reports
•    Fluorescent light microscopy will also be required for concrete samples
•    Liaising with client and other laboratories.
•    Receipt and logging of samples into SLR’s system
•    Sample preparation and handling of samples
•    Reviewing, interpreting, and reporting the results of routine aggregate analysis
Key Responsibilities
What you will bring to the role:

•    Degree in Geology/Earth Science
•    Good petrographic experience
•    Ability to work unsupervised after an appropriate amount of training
•    Well-organised, with good attention to detail
•    Some knowledge of quarry industry
Country Ireland
Office Dublin

Please contact the APG Secretary to advertise your staffing requirements.

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