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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  £62,713 - £75,050
Location: 

Flexible, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Co-ordinator

A career that will deliver change. Join us and help Britain achieve Net Zero.


Would you like to be part of the Nuclear Decommissioning business?


Our nuclear power stations have generated enough low carbon electricity to power all homes in the UK for over 18 years. We are now preparing to decommission the first power stations that have reached the end of their life. We’re looking for an EIA expert to join us on the next exciting phase of our journey to prepare for the clean up our nuclear sites safely, securely, cost effectively and with care for our people, communities and the environment. 

Decommissioning the UK’s nuclear legacy is a complex undertaking. Once fuel is removed, the vast majority of activities will be environmental restoration. We won’t deliver our mission alone. We are committed to working with the Nuclear Decommission Authority, and Magnox as future custodians of our sites, environmental regulators, local authorities and communities to leave our 7 sites safe and ready for their next use. 

The Opportunity


Exciting opportunities have arisen to develop, manage and deliver the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) required to support planning and environmental applications, under the Town & Country Planning Act (TCPA) and Nuclear Reactors (Environmental Impact Assessment for Decommissioning) Regulations (EIADR), to enable the AGR Decommissioning Programme.
 

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your career in environmental planning and work on industry defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives and supporting the UK’s energy transition.

As the EIA co-ordinator you will have responsibility for two stations (either Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B or Heysham and Hartlepool) and potential to support a third station (Dungeness B).


You will also manage at least two external EIA consultants, one for each station, each with teams of over 30 environmental professionals. The total contract values for preparing TCPA and EIA will exceed £3m.

The Role


As an EIA Co-ordinator you will:
 

  • Lead the development of the project description and assumptions register that will underpin the EIAs working with EDF engineering teams, and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Magnox as required;
  • Collaborate with EDF engineering teams to ensure that environmental criteria have been taken into account in developing the decommissioning strategy and develop the narrative to be included in the ES on the consideration of main alternatives;
  • Manage external planning and EIA consultants to define survey and assessment scope working with local authorities, the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) (in relation to EIADR only), and other statutory consultees. 
  • Manage EIA consultants in undertaking baseline environmental surveys, supporting station teams in arranging and executing access arrangements;
  • Manage planning and EIA consultants to deliver robust planning and EIADR applications that comply with TCPA EIA Regulations and EIADR requirements and best practice;
  • Manage planning and EIA consultants to deliver other supporting documents required to accompany TCPA and EIADR applications including Planning Statements and Consultation Reports;
  • Lead engagement with planning authorities, ONR (in relation to EIADR only), other statutory consultees, and local communities. 
  • Develop a proposed approach to mitigation to be agreed with the Consents and Statutory Engagement Manager and the relevant EDF governance board. Maintain a mitigation register; and 
  • Manage the discharge of conditions attached to the planning and EIADR consents following determination and ensure compliance with the permissions gained when planning and carrying out the decommissioning work.

The Skills


You will hold a bachelor’s degree or above (min 2:1 or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Planning, Geography or a related discipline;
 

  • Good understanding of EIA processes (scoping, assessment, mitigation), environmental assessment methods and applicable legislation;
  • Min. five years’ experience of EIA project management with client-side or consultancy experience;
  • Strong report writing and analytical skills;
  • Good organisation skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and willingness to ask for help when needed; 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and work effectively within an established team; 
  • Ability to engage effectively with external stakeholders to resolve issues and reach agreement; and
  • Ability to manage evidence, documents and records to support a robust audit trail of engagement and effective change management post consent.

 

Desirable
 

  • Understanding of legal and regulatory consenting and permissioning requirements in a Nuclear environment.
  • Experience of managing EIAs for large and complex projects within the energy sector. 
  • Membership at an appropriate level of IEMA and/ or MRTPI.

Competitive Salary & Benefits


The salary range is between £62,713 and £75,050, with terms and conditions covered by the EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Company Agreement.    You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency-based progression and a Company pension scheme.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.


Location – flexible with frequent travel. Competitive salary & benefits. Closing date for applications; 10th December  2021 with interviews to take place soon after.

 


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