Role: Permitting Technical Specialists
Location: Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol, Warrington & Sheffield
About the Environment Agency
If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment for generations to come, tackling issues of national importance across a huge variety of disciplines. Our responsibilities span major industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation. Such a broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams and exceptional leadership: together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.
Your role with us
Joining the National Permitting Service (NPS), you’ll help us manage the application process from a number of different industrial sectors to ensure we protect the environment whilst enabling businesses to operate. You’ll develop and maintain operational business processes for your regime. This includes bringing new work into NPS driven by strategic or legislative change. You’ll help improve the effectiveness of our process through performance monitoring and continual improvement.
Specialising in installations, waste or water quality regimes, you’ll manage your own caseload, applying guidelines and legislation and escalating issues as needed. You’ll help improve the effectiveness of our process through performance monitoring and continuous improvement. This includes working with customers and other functions of the Environment Agency to develop our process on our digital platform.
Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for people with a good understanding of the permitting processes and the sectors we regulate. You’ll be ready to deliver to a high standard and to tight deadlines. To achieve this, you’ll need to develop and maintain excellent working relationships. As well as influencing others and carrying out diverse negotiations, you must also be prepared to have difficult conversations and clearly explain your decisions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are therefore essential. An innovative and strategic thinker, you’re likely to have experience of improving processes or systems and will be used to analysing data to solve process and technical queries.
In return, we offer the opportunity to develop your career in this fast-paced environment, for example, by working towards chartered status with a recognised professional institute, taking on a leadership role or getting involved in projects related to our permitting system improvement programme.
Your benefits with us
You will benefit from a culture that embraces difference and includes everyone, where you will feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We will invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll be able to have access to our great benefits package, including generous annual leave, an excellent pension, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a variety of staff networks.
We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. To achieve this, we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation and religion. We also welcome applications for flexible working patterns.
Apply by 3 December 2021.