Compliance Advisor

  • Job Reference: 00016974-1
  • Date Posted: 2 December 2021
  • Employer: FCC Environment
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Main Purpose and Scope of Job
The Compliance Advisor is responsible for ensuring the company’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policies and Procedures are implemented.

Duties and Key Responsibilities
• Responsible for ensuring the company’s Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policies and Procedures are implemented.
• Advise and guide Site Managers to achieve overall compliance with the Environmental Permit and other relevant environmental legislation.
• Responsibility for ensuring that the monitoring schedule is up to date and that the outsourced environmental monitoring company is completing the works in accordance with it, raising NCR’s for any monitoring non-conformance. Advise and guide the Site Manager in the development of remedial strategies based upon issues indicated by monitoring programmes.
• Co-operate and assist the site manager to develop good working relationships with the Environment Agency.
• Upload and review all monitoring data supplied by the 3rd party monitoring company, identify erroneous or missed readings from the contractors, and follow this up with the 3rd party. Report and action breaches of permitted control and trigger levels and develop action plans as directed to address the Non Compliance. Submit notifications as directed by the Site Manager and procedures.
• Monitor and report progress to site manager on action plans to address non compliances.
• Production of factual technical and environmental reports for the regulator to the requirements and timescales of the site permits.
• Advise and support site managers in management of contractors involved in the installation of environmental infrastructure.
• Carry out inductions of contractors carrying out environmental works as required.
• Advise and support Site Managers in the production and review of the Environmental Aspects and Impact assessments.
• Ensure the outsourced environmental company are aware of the Emergency Procedure for site and update when required, ensure that all the health and safety paperwork for the 3rd party have been supplied and fit for purpose, ensure all 3rd party technicians have been inducted and escorted during a new site visit.
• Manage the administration processes for all environmental procurement to include Invoicing, Credit Control, and Purchasing etc.
• Advise on the effectiveness of leachate management systems on site, proposing improvements where necessary to the site manager. Develop site-specific leachate management plans that include the relevant financial and environmental appraisals to deliver the most cost effective disposal of leachate, and meet Environment Agency requirements. Review and report against such plans.
• Advise and support the procurement of additional internal resource and/or 3rd party contractors.
• Advise and support the procurement of other environmental infrastructure, including the appraisal of options. Assist with the installation of such projects once on site.
• Liaise and attend meetings with Infinis on all landfill gas issues, supporting the Site Manager with NCR’s and escalations as required. Review and report on NCR’s closing out or following up as required. Review landfill gas data from FCC and 3rd parties. Prepare Gas Risk Assessments and management plans.
• Propose permit variations as required to improve environmental performance and reduce legacy. Manage 3rd parties or estates team involved in such proposals as directed by the site manager.
• Organise out of hours and additional monitoring as required.
• Attend and respond to public complaints, maintaining a register of complaints.
• Advise and support site environmental procedures (e.g. odour management plan, surface water management etc.).
• Advise and support the site carbon management plan and ensure all carbon, CRI data is collected as directed. Supply all data requested for the annual pollution inventory returns.
• Conduct site environmental inspections.
• Attend Virtual team (VT) meetings and close out allocated actions.
• Provide support to the site manager in budgetary process to ensure provision of suitable environmental systems and infrastructure.
• Involvement in both internal and external IMS audits.
• Carry out such other duties as may be required by the Site Manager, commensurate with the knowledge and skills of the post holder.

• Preferably educated to degree level but otherwise with a proven track record in an environmental or leachate role.
• Expertise in use of environmental monitoring equipment/ analysers, and experience of report writing.
• Experience of waste industry and/or environmental monitoring preferred.
• Strong reputation for consistent delivery of projects on time and to budget within a demanding commercial environment.

Essential Knowledge
• Satisfactory completion of the relevant Competency Management System modules.
• Completion of all other training as defined within the Training Matrix.

Personal Attributes and other Requirements
• Ability to work collaboratively at site level with operational, environmental and managerial staff.
• Willing to take the initiative and accept responsibility for regular works on site.
• Proven success of influencing others at regional and site operational level both internally and externally.
• Sufficiently resilient and robust to effectively manage third parties.
• Will contribute to the wider site team in a capacity of adding value to the decision making process.
• Awareness of own safety and how ones actions impact of the safety of others. Conscientious in the implementation of Health and Safety procedures, policy, and other requirements.
• Ability to re-evaluate priorities, responding quickly and positively to change is imperative.
• Performance driven with the ability to deliver added value and improve commercial performance.
• Confident to communicate with regulators and other stakeholders, and refer queries to the relevant responsible person within FCC.
• Can demonstrate success at influencing others at site operational level.
• Ability to contribute to the overall strategic direction of the site.
• Looking for self-advancement and to progress beyond the role at a later date.
• Full UK Driving licence
Any other reasonable request.