Environmental Regulatory Specialist (Hybrid/Remote)

  • Job Reference: 37660
  • Date Posted: 3 June 2024
  • Employer: idibu
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £54,000
  • Sector: Engineering & Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for an expert in environmental regulations relating to emissions to the environment.  
In this role, you will assess and evaluate any proposed changes in the regulation and enforcement of our operational activities, understanding the implications for the business, particularly regarding permitting and compliance, and ensuring such changes are effectively communicated.
What you’ll be doing as an Environmental Regulatory Specialist
  • Be an expert in environmental legislation, Environment Agency or Industry guidance and apply it to operational situations such as new site investment & emerging technologies.
  • Working with technical specialists across the team, representing the Company in WaSCs and Regulator meetings and workshops where such proposals are discussed, making judgement decisions on the appropriateness of proposals, and lobbying for alternative options or solutions when appropriate.
  • Keep up to date on changes or proposed changes to environmental legislation, Environment Agency or Industry guidance and effectively brief and communicate to all relevant teams
  • Be responsible for the technical development & training related to changes in Environmental Permitting or Permit template requirements.
  • Act as an interface on issues relating to the interpretation of, and compliance with, Environmental Regulations & legislation and Environmental Permits.
  • Support in the performance reporting of key permitting programmes and produce written papers or slide decks to brief the Senior Manager & the Exec.
Base Location – in this role you can work remotely with occasional visits to the office 1-2 times per month to an office based in Reading, Clearwater court.
Working hours – 36 hours per week Monday to Friday.
What you should bring to the role
  • Proven knowledge of environmental legislation. Ideally background in the wastewater or drinking water.
  • You must possess excellent communication and influencing skills as a big part of this role will be liaising with external parties and across different levels of stakeholders within the business, especially the Environment Agency. 
  • Preferably educated to a Degree level or equivalent in a scientific or environmental discipline.
What’s in it for you?
The variety of activities and people you will be dealing with provides a very interesting and challenging working atmosphere. A proportion of time will be spent dealing with our regulator, the Environment Agency, both locally and at a national level and representatives of other WaSCs.
You will have the opportunity to utilise your knowledge and experience in this sector and contribute to the implementation of permitting and compliance, supporting the delivery of significant key areas including Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), storm overflow projects and WINEP delivery, with the overall emphasis on protecting future compliance & optimised delivery of schemes.
  • Competitive salary up to £54,000 per annum.
  • Annual Leave - 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 including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you 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 complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, 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.