Environmental Specialist

Posted 5 months ago by Bechtel
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Competitive base salary + benefits. Dependent on experience
Sector Environment
Posted 5 months ago
Apply by Thursday, 13 December 2018

Bechtel, one of the most respected engineering, construction, and project management companies in the world, is currently searching for an environmental specialist to join the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Project based in Gloucester, UK. The Wylfa Newydd Project will be executed under a Project Management Contract (PMC), in which the overall scope of services is to provide project management services, including Project Controls, Contract Management, and Construction Site Management to facilitate the delivery of two electric generating plants at Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Station (WNNPS) using the Hitachi ABWR design as described in the Generic Design Application.


Responsible for reviewing project scope and identifying environmental consents requirements, interacting as required with local authorities, supporting permitting requirements and obtaining project environmental consents, as applies to the contractual scope of work.  Support in integration of environmental requirements into construction plans and schedules, bid specifications, and subcontract packages. Has technical responsibility for interpreting complex requirements, evaluating and applying appropriate scientific/environmental engineering principles, and formulating scopes of work, plans, and methodologies suitable for achieving and maintaining compliance with environmental requirements.

Initial assignment location is Gloucester UK. Site mobilisation is forecast in 2020/2021 for construction execution in Anglesey Island, Wales.


  1. Development and execution of environmental consents strategy
  2. Formulation of mitigation measures with project-assigned ES personnel, engineering leads, construction supervision/management and onsite ES&H representatives during construction.
  3. Participation in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of environmental requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.
  4. Development and implementation of Environmental Compliance Plans, Construction Environmental Control Plans (CECP), project specific mitigation plans, environmental awareness training programs, specialist subcontracts and technical reports.
  5. Identification of permitting requirements, coordinating preparation of permit applications, review of legislation and interaction with authorities.


  1. Bachelor of Science degree in life sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, forestry) or physical sciences (e.g., geology, meteorology), or environmental engineering from an accredited college or university.
  2. Knowledge of environmental sciences/engineering systems, principles, and methodologies.
  3. Knowledge of national and international environmental laws/regulations and regulatory/resource agencies’ permitting processes and responsibilities, industry standards for environmental compliance, and best management practices for minimizing potential environmental impacts during project execution.
  4. Knowledge of engineering and construction systems, methods, and work processes.
  5. Knowledge of construction planning, estimating, procedures, and execution.
  6. Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of environmental subcontractors or consultants.
  7. Experience in environmental monitoring and compliance inspection during construction.
  8. Experience in managing consents/permitting in the United Kingdom.
  9. Experience in managing environmental compliance in construction or operations.
  10. Member of relevant professional organisation (AIEMA or equivalent).
  11. Must be able to obtain and maintain required BPSS security check.
  12. Must have the right to work and remain in the UK without requiring company sponsorship.


  1. Recent relevant experience in permitting within the United Kingdom.
  2. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of UK or local environmental regulations.
  3. Experience working with regulatory agencies in a permitting, compliance, or operations role.
  4. Capable of working on a team, using judgment and discretion to make decisions which may impact facility operations and compliance
  5. Experience in dealing with Welsh authorities including Natural Resources Wales and Cadw.


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