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Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Excellent Salary & Benefits

Nr Bridgwater, GB

Career Area:  Health, Safety & Security

Environment Engineer

Environmental Engineer, Hinkley Point C, Permanent, Excellent Salary & Benefits


Closing Date: 25th April 2021

The Opportunity


We are currently looking to recruit an Environment Engineer to assist the Site Operations Environmental & Sustainability Lead with the provision of competent advice on compliance with environmental legislation and permits, and advice on the adoption of current best practice for the construction of Hinkley Point C. 


As an Environment Engineer, you will be responsible for understanding the legislation and permits that govern environmental activity at HPC and ensuring that the contractors and consultants working on the construction site comply with these regulations.  You will adopt the ethos; see it, sort it and report it. This involves identifying shortcomings and providing guidance to the contractors on how improvements can be achieved. 


You will be interfacing with the environment teams within the contract partner organisations as well as those carrying out the works. This means that the Site Environment Engineer will need to develop relationships with key stakeholders across the HPC workforce to ensure environmental standards are achieved and you will be required to maintain an up to date database of inspections, audits, and actions. As an Environment Engineer, you will provide advice and guidance to ensure the smooth operation of HPC as well as effectively report environmental issues in a timely manner.


If successful, you will be required to participate in a Weekends Duty Rota (1 in 6), which you will be financially rewarded for.

The Person


Day to Day Responsibilities: 

Your key duties will be required to carry out are:


•    Undertaking site inspections of contractors’ work areas and relaying observations and/or reporting environmental issues where necessary.
•    Provision of written and verbal advice on compliance with UK legislation, environmental permits, and environmental planning constraints for all activities on site.
•    Reviewing of contractors’ environmental management plans to ensure they are compliant with environmental regulations and NNB standards.
•    Supporting the self-assessment and internal audit of site activities to ensure compliance against applicable legislation, NNB processes and procedures and environmental best practice.
•    Supporting and leading on investigations of environmental incidents, including the provision of reports and recommended actions to prevent re-occurrence of incidents.
•    Interrogate and interpret environmental data to ensure relevant conditions are met – e.g. Development Consent Order (DCO) requirements.
•    Maintaining the procedures related to environmental management.

The Skills


You will be characterised by the following knowledge, qualifications and experience:




•    Experience of operating within an environmental management system (EMS) conforming to recognised standards (BS EN ISO14001:2004), including the development of procedures to meet the requirements of the EMS. 
•    Detailed knowledge of environmental legislation in the UK relevant to a construction site, plus knowledge of the supporting guidance, reference notes, industry best practice.
•    Awareness of the client/contractor relationship and legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
•    Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent communication/ interpersonal and influencing skills.
•    A well-developed skill-set with regards to the communication with, and management of, sub-contractors.
•    Degree qualified or equivalent in an environmental or related discipline. 
•    Experience of working within a dynamic construction environment with site-based experience. 
•    Experience of working with and developing good relationships with the regulators (e.g. Environment Agency, Natural England, Local Authorities, Marine Management Organisation).




•    Experience in soil and materials management (CL:AIRE protocol) is desirable;
•    Experience in EPR permit compliance is desirable.

Competitive Salary & Benefits


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus.  


Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk about flexibility in line with the requirements of this opportunity.


Why EDF?


#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.  


We are leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, we’re constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex.  Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our eight nuclear power stations, helping power our customers' homes and businesses.


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.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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