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Environmental Specialist

Scottish Power
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Environmental Specialist
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package
Flexible Working Pattern, if relevant

Help us create a better future, quicker

At SP Energy Networks our focus is on harnessing technology and innovation to create the networks of the future. Our team is building a dynamic network to meet the changing demands within the industry – safely, securely and sustainably in the communities we serve. 

The role will support the integration of environmental policy, strategy, systems and standards into operational arrangements to ensure regulatory and legal compliance, avoidance and reduction of emissions, efficient use of materials and resources and control of impacts to wildlife and bio diversity.

To provide expert support within SP Energy Networks on environmental compliance management activities through the development and implementation of Environmental controls as part of the SPEN Integrated Management System.  Giving assurance on SPEN’s compliance with ISO14001 2015 and environmental legislation and supporting the business in meeting its environmental and social obligations and commitments across all activities.

What you’ll be doing
Provide specialist environmental support to the SPEN Licences with lead responsibility for one area of environmental management to enable the Licence Directorates and ENET to meet their Environmental commitments and obligations.  

Develop and maintain environmental management controls, policy and procedures to ensure the ISO14001 certified management system is effective.  
Within the role you will be a leading expert in SPEN on a range of environmental topics, working closely with operational management to promote leadership on environmental topics whilst advising on environmental compliance to minimise the risk of breaches.
What you’ll bring

A prior knowledge of environmental legislation with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Industrial environmental management
  • Environmental policy and strategy implementation
  • Waste, contaminated land, water, waste water, wildlife or energy management regulation
  • Environmental risk and impacts evaluation.

The successful candidate with be able to converse in their experience in development, implementation, use and auditing of Management Systems preferably environmental management systems and ISO14001

Previous experience in a utility or operational environment would be advantageous.

What’s in it for you 
As well as a competitive salary which is reviewed annually, you can also enjoy a number of other benefits. With our pension scheme, we’ll double match your contribution up to a company contribution of 10%.  
At ScottishPower, we believe it’s the little things we do in life that make a big difference. From helping you look after your family’s wellbeing, save for your future and take personal steps for climate action – our benefits are designed to help you do just that -  so that you have everything you need to take care of your world – today and tomorrow. That’s why our benefits include:

  • 36 days annual leave
  • Holiday purchase – perfect your work/life balance with extra annual leave
  • Share Incentive Plan and Sharesave Scheme
  • Payroll giving and charity matched funding 
  • Technology Vouchers – save more and spread the cost of your technology purposes
  • Count us in – pledge to reduce carbon emissions and help fight climate change
  • Electric Vehicle Schemes – to help you transition to green/clean driving
  • Cycle to Work scheme and public transport season ticket loans
  • Options to purchase dental insurance, private medical insurance, health cash plan and annual health assessments
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Access to ‘nudge’ financial wellbeing support
  • Plus shopping, leisure, restaurant and gym discounts, and unique employee deals on travel insurance and more

Why SP Energy Networks

SP Energy Networks is part of the Iberdrola Group, one of the world’s largest integrated utility companies and a world leader in wind energy. We keep electricity flowing to homes and businesses through Central and Southern Scotland, North Wales and in the North West of England. We operate over 4000km of cables and lines that make-up the transmission network – connecting infrastructure like wind farms into the electricity system. It’s a role that puts us right at the heart of Scotland’s ambition to be Net Zero by 2044. And we’re taking it very seriously. We’re investing £2 billion into our transmission network, directly supporting the rapid growth needed in renewable energy. With diverse opportunities across our businesses and a commitment to invest in our own internal talent, ScottishPower can offer people real career opportunities that meet personal and professional goals, in a global organisation.

Inclusion, diversity, and a social purpose are at the heart of everything we do. Together with our values, they bring us together into a stronger, more sustainable business with direct links to the communities we serve. It takes all kinds of people to build a large-scale business like ours, so whatever your background, you’ll fit right in.
We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions, or who are neurodivergent or require pregnancy-related support. If you need support, please reach out to

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Please note that any applicant who is not a citizen of the country of the vacancy will be subject to compliance with the applicable immigration requirements to legally work in that country.  If/when required, the Company will support the employee with the necessary Immigration requirements.

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