Environmental Assurance Specialist

  • Job Reference: 37749
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £40,000 to £46,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Looking for a unique opportunity to grow and develop your skills? Look no further! We are seeking an Environmental Assurance Specialist to join our team and support an extensive portfolio of projects.

As an Environmental Assurance Specialist, you'll work alongside a collaborative and supportive team from the initial study stage through design to construction completion. This role provides a chance to make a difference and help protect the environment in our local communities.

If you're passionate about environmental engineering and are looking for a challenging role that will allow you to develop your skills, apply now and join our team.

What you’ll be doing as an Environmental Assurance Specialist
  • Provide environmental technical assurance throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manage environmental de-risking of Capital Delivery projects and ensure appropriate mitigation is followed.
  • Effectively communicate the requirements of current applicable environmental legislation and best practices.
  • Provide support and assistance to all project personnel to enable them to manage their environmental duties and responsibilities.
  • Manage the activities of multiple environmental disciplines.
  • Check, review and approve environmental deliverables produced by consultants and contractors.
  • Represent and promote the Environment Team in meetings, workshops, and reviews.
  • Carry out site inspections and ensure legal compliance with applicable environmental legislation.
  • Support external liaisons with regulators such as the Environment Agency, local authorities, etc.
  • Produce, procure and approve the relevant environmental deliverables—typically regulatory, sustainability and biodiversity requirements.
  • Ensure legal and contractual environmental requirements are discharged.
Based in Clearwater Court, Hybrid, you will be required on-site as part of your role requires you to
36 hours a week, Monday to Friday
This role does require a driver's licence and access to a car.

What you should bring to the role
  • Passion for protecting and enhancing the environment.
  • Be educated to a degree level in an appropriate environmental/ecological or sustainability discipline and possess relevant experience
  • Understand the UK regulatory environment in which we work to achieve compliance with our environmental requirements.
  • Have excellent communication and collaboration skills to interact with colleagues and stakeholders clearly
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary from £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
  • 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme includes our benefits hub, which is packed with offers and information to save money and support your wellbeing
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complimentary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.