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Environment Officer (conventional environment)

EDF Energy
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
£36,175 to £49,436
Closing date
4 Sep 2022

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Environment Officer (conventional environment)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Generation Environment Management Team as an Environment Officer ideally based in Gloucester.

Our team provide key environmental governance, oversight, and support to the operational fleet of EDF Energy Nuclear Power Stations in the UK.

We’re looking for an environmental professional whose knowledge and experience is conventional environmental aspects ( non radiological) such as chemical and oil management, air emissions from combustion plant, land quality and waste management. In this role, you will be responsible for setting the company standards/governance, providing oversight of these company arrangements from our nuclear plant operations as well as supporting new/growing areas of the business within, new build and decommissioning.

Pay, benefits and culture...

In addition to a salary ranging from £36,175 to £49,436 we offer a company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits that support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.   We are a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help you thought the process, making adjustments along the way as required.   

We value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.  

What you’ll be doing

Your remit will be broad and you will be need to develop relationships across the business with both internal and external stakeholders such as environmental and nuclear regulators.

You will provide technical advice on a wide range of issues to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits. You will strive to secure best practice, optimising our environmental performance to reduce our environmental impacts. You will also play a key part in developing our environmental expertise to help grow our intelligent customer needs as the business changes over the next few years.

Alongside the above you’ll also:

  • Ensure company standards and processes secure compliance with relevant environmental permits and legislation
  • Provide support and advice to the business on relevant environmental issues including environmental compliance to ensure governance arrangements and processes are embedded.
  • Work closely with environmental leads at each of the stations and many other internal stakeholders. You routinely will be presented with technical and complex issues to resolve which many underpin operational decisions.
  • You will be expected to liaise with regulators within the UK Nuclear sector, namely the Environment Agency and SEPA in the application of environmental regulation.
  • Be excellent communicators to provide authoritative and compelling advice to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be flexible and able to adapt in a dynamic environment where you may be expected to pick up emergent work
  • Be expected to travel to the power stations periodically to carry out environmental surveillances and provide support and advice where required.

Who you are

As a minimum requirement for the Environment Officer role, you’ll hold either a HNC or Degree in a relevant subject are, including a multidisciplinary science-based discipline.

Experience in applying technical knowledge within the Nuclear industry would be desirable as well as working with environmental regulators.

You’ll have effective communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to influence and provide advice to other stakeholders both internal and external.

You’ll be tenacious, have great attention to detail and be results orientated. Our team work closely together, therefore you must be a team player and willing to support when needed!

As the Environment Officer you’ll be adept at simplifying complex technical issues and be confident in your communication of clear and concise messages to ensure effective delivery of verbal and written feedback. You’ll also have good analytical skills and an ability to think independently to identify trends, behaviours and insights that could be effective at helping the organisation improve its environmental performance.

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.

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