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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Fixed Term
Salary:  Competitive plus benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Nuclear Development

Environment Lead (Sizewell C)

A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve Net Zero.



Location: London with occasional site visits.

Employment type: 12- month fixed term contract pending the Final Investment Decision (FID) on the project

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Closing date: 2nd December 2021


The Opportunity


Our exciting Sizewell C (SZC) project – a proposed new nuclear power station to be built on the Suffolk coast - would provide dependable electricity to 6 million homes for 60 years which, along with renewables, will support Britain’s Net Zero aim by 2050.  

We’re now looking for a Conventional Environment Lead to play a key part in the Environment Function, which takes responsibility for the development and delivery of the necessary environmental permits associated with the construction and operation of SZC. 

The Role


You’ll lead conventional environmental topics, tasks and objectives as directed by the Environment Manager. 

Specifically, you’ll be accountable for:


  • Leading conventional environmental topics, tasks and objectives as directed by the Environment Manager
  • Acting as the Custodian of the Operational Water Discharge Activity (WDA) and Combustion Activity (CA) permits, including future variations, and integration of requirements into the wider project through formalised processes (e.g. contracts and design modifications)
  • Contributing to the management and development of SZC Integrated Management System in support of permit compliance
  • Leading engagement with the Environment Agency on technical topics to harness and maintain an effective working relationship
  • Developing, maintaining and transferring knowledge of the environmental processes within the directorate and more widely across SZC
  • Managing and accepting contract deliverables on behalf of SZC as the permit holder (part of the Intelligent Customer capability)

The Skills


To be successful in this role you’ll be able to demonstrate:


  • A degree qualification or equivalent in an Environmental, Science or related field
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation, policy, regulatory guidance and standards
  • Experience of environmental permitting and technical environmental issues relating to the power industry, including water discharges and combustion activity
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills



  • Experience in delivery of Regulatory Commitments
  • Experience in delivery of pre-operational conditions
  • Experience with COMAH 
  • Membership/ chartership of a relevant professional body



Competitive Salary & Benefits


At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives. We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, discounts and employee pricing.

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application. 

Why EDF?


Together, we can beat the climate crisis.  Together, we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.  

When it comes to saving the planet, everyone’s talking the talk these days. As Britain’s biggest generator of zero carbon electricity, we’re not just talking about it, we’re doing something about it.  

At EDF every single one of us is 100% committed to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions to Net Zero. We’re generating the right mix of low carbon electricity to power the nation today and building the low carbon infrastructure Britain will need tomorrow.   

Our people form a 10,000+ strong community, rich in diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We empower our people with the skills they need to build a successful career and to bring our purpose to life in their work. 

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero. 

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