Water Quality Scientist in Lagos, Nigeria

at Goldenpacknigltd

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

A water quality scientist is responsible for safeguarding all aspects of water quality through scientific analysis and the setting of targets and standards in response to specific legislation. But all roles are likely to involve some or all of the following:

  • taking water samples (although routine sampling may be carried out by technicians);
  • carrying out laboratory testing of samples for chemical or microbiological parameters and, in the case of drinking water, assessment of the quality of taste and clarity;
  • analysing statistical data on water quality samples;
  • visiting sites of concern, for example, potential sources of pollution or contamination, and sources of complaints about drinking water quality;
  • liaising with customers and representatives from regulatory authorities;
  • investigating reasons for lapses in water quality and suggesting changes or solutions to these problems;
  • providing advice on avoiding problems, for example, to businesses discharging effluent;
  • negotiating charges for effluent discharges;
  • contributing to projects concerning water quality improvement;
  • checking customers' premises and the construction of drains;
  • investigating pollution incidents from a scientific and legal viewpoint;
  • arranging for emergency action in response to pollution-causing incidents;
  • conducting research related to water quality and setting up field surveys;
  • sharing information with water quality professionals from other agencies.



Four-year degree in chemistry, earth science, biology, and or related science
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