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Flow Compliance/WQ Planning specialists

Environment Agency
Closing date
31 Aug 2022

Flow Compliance/WQ Planning specialists - Wastewater Recovery programme 



The role

Do you want to be at the heart of a major programme to protect the environment by ensuring Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW) are compliant with environmental permit requirements and reducing the amount of storm overflow discharges to the environment across the country?

We are looking to recruit a number of flow compliance and/or water quality planning specialists to support our work with water companies where potential issues with environmental permit compliance are identified by ongoing EA investigations and compliance checks.

In this role you’ll be responsible for:

  • Supporting the verification and investigation of potential causes of issues at WwTWs identified through investigations, compliance checks and wastewater flow data provided by the water companies as part of annual returns.
  • Advising on additional data and information requirements to inform decisions. Supporting the identification of technical solutions at WwTWs where FFT permit requirements are not being met.
  • Working with water companies to ensure they deliver solutions to the required standard.
  • Supporting and advising senior managers on strategic discussion with Defra and Ofwat on recovery and compliance programmes.
  • Helping develop and deliver future flow compliance and planning advice for the business.

The team

The Wastewater Recovery programme team is a new team established in National E&B, Water quality Permitting and Compliance to support the identification and delivery of works to improve water company flow compliance.

Longer term, you’ll become part of the Environment Agency’s new data and evidence led approach to future regulation of water companies.

Experience/skills required

We are looking for people with experience of flow compliance and/or water quality planning to support our work to deliver remediation of potential issues as soon as practicably possible. Applicants should have knowledge and experience of Water Industry regulation, particularly the operation and monitoring of flows at wastewater treatment works and storm overflows.

You should have:

  • Experience of analysing large flow datasets to assess flow compliance and/or management and inform appropriate solution development.
  • Working knowledge of the water industry, permitting and compliance activity.
  • Good knowledge of Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR), regulation and enforcement in relation to the water industry.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to manage your own workload and prioritise conflicting demands.

For more information

Office base location is flexible with occasional travel and/or stay overnight to attend meetings where possible. We are an inclusive team and will seek to offer hybrid options for those unable to travel.

We promote an inclusive culture, welcoming all applicants, including disabled, neurodiverse, LGBT+ or Black Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues. Job share applications also encouraged.

**Please note all interviews will be conducted remotely via MS Teams. Further information will be provided to candidates in advance of interviews**, likely to be early September.

For further information, please contact Clare Blacklidge on 07733 307589 or Rachel Standen on 07825 025308.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 31 August 2022.


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