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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits

Gloucester, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Environmental

Environment Officer

The Opportunity

Environment Officer, Barnwood, Gloucester, Competitive Salary & Benefits


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Generation Environment Management Team as an Environment Officer ideally based in Gloucester. The team provide key environmental governance, oversight, and support to the operational fleet of EDF Energy Nuclear Power Stations in the UK.  We are looking for an environmental professional whose specialism and experience is within non-radiological environmental aspects such as chemical and oil management, air emissions from combustion plant, land quality and waste management. Experience with Environmental Impact Assessments within a wider environmental remit would also be desirable.


In this role, you will be responsible for setting the company standards/governance, providing oversight of these company arrangements from our nuclear plant operations as well as supporting new and growing areas of the business within, new build and decommissioning. Your remit will be broad and you will be need to develop relationships across the business with both internal stakeholder and external stakeholders such as environmental and nuclear regulators.


Your day to day duties will include:

  • Ensuring company standards and processes secure compliance with relevant environmental permits and legislation
  • Providing support and advice to the business on relevant environmental issues including environmental compliance to ensure governance arrangements and processes are embedded.
  • Work closely with environmental leads at each of the stations and many other internal stakeholders. You routinely will be presented with technical and complex issues to resolve which many underpin operational decisions.
  • You will be expected to liaise with regulators within the UK Nuclear sector, namely the Environment Agency and SEPA in the application of environmental regulation.
The Person

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, organised, self-motivated with a positive attitude and able to work under their own initiative. You will be expected to provide technical advice on a wide range of issues to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and permits. You will strive to secure best practice, optimising our environmental performance to reduce our environmental impacts. You will also play a key part in developing our environmental expertise to help grow our intelligent customer needs as the business changes over the next few years.

The Skills


  • Entry Qualifications – As a minimum, entrants will have a relevant HNC (or equivalent) Candidates with a relevant Degree may have an advantage. A multidisciplinary science based degree would be an advantage.
  • Enhanced organisational skills and proven ability to work in a team.
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills.
  • General professional qualities such as accuracy, tenacity, result-oriented and teamwork-oriented attitude, diplomacy.
  • Ability to work independently & collaboratively, be pro-active, report on and escalate relevant issues.
  • Candidates should be able to simplify complex technical issues and communicate these in a clear and concise fashion to ensure effective delivery of verbal or written feedback.
  • Candidates will have good analytical skills and an ability to think independently to identify trends, behaviours and insights that could be effective at helping the organisation improve its environmental performance
  • Some travel will be expected to travel to the power stations so a valid driving licence is essential



  • Experience in applying technical knowledge within the nuclear industry or similar.
  • Experience within an engineering or technical and safety discipline would be an advantage but not essential. Training will, be provided based on existing experience.
  • Chartered membership of a relevant professional institution.
  • Experience working with environmental regulators
Competitive Salary & Benefits

The position falls under the Protech Technical Engineer Competence model within the NJC Company Agreement and will attract a salary within the range of point 22 and 30 of the single spine scale (£45,706- £60,592). The assigned platform (P2) and associated salary point will depend upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate. The starting salary for this appointment will be dependent on your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.  You will receive 28 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, incremental and competency based progression, a career average company pension scheme, access to benefits including gym membership, cinema tickets, technology offers and cycle to work scheme.  The company also offers all employees at least two days each year to take part in Force for Good Community Volunteering. Employees are encouraged to use the programme to participate and engage with the local communities EDF Energy serves.  All personal protective equipment will be provided.

Why EDF Energy?

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. We're the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses, and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

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