Environmental Specialists

Sellafield Ltd

£55,587 - £64,512 dependent on skills & experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental management, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 21st April 2024   4 days left

Job Title: Environmental Specialists
Job Number: SP05706
Organisation: Sellafield Ltd
Profession: Environment

Join Our Team

Starting Salary: £55,587 - £64,512 dependent on skills & experience.
Bonus: Up to 15% base salary per annum (dependent on grade offered) based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance.
Working Pattern: Days (37 hours per week, typical hours are 07:30 – 15:40 or 08:10 – 16:20)
Location: Hybrid working with office attendance, when required, at either West Cumbria (Sellafield Ltd Site or one of our offsite office locations) OR Risley (including surrounding M6 and M62 corridor)

What will the successful candidate be doing:

Are you looking to be part of the most iconic environmental challenge currently happening in the UK? If so, come and join our talented team where the work you do today will create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

Successful candidates will join our established team of environmental professionals, who come from diverse backgrounds and with wide-ranging and complimentary levels of experience and expertise. The Environment field is multi-faceted and a growth area, and we have roles for both the recognised specialists in their field and for those who thrive on variety and the challenge of learning new skills and developing diversity of knowledge and expertise. You could be responsible for technical assessments for our industry leading environmental monitoring programme; negotiating with our regulators on permitting and compliance for some of the biggest construction projects in the UK; or advising on environmental and sustainability improvements to support the most critical legacy nuclear facilities in the world.

We can provide opportunities to work across a broad portfolio of work, including aerial dispersion modelling to biodiversity net gain; from carbon management to cooling tower operations; from discharge controls to energy management; from management systems to permit applications; from environmental policy and legislation to statutory reporting; from regulator inspections to stakeholder engagement; from wildlife management to water abstraction, and from Yttrium to zeolites. If it relates to the environment, we are likely to cover it.

The Ideal Candidate:

Our environmental teams are fundamental to our business and provide expert level advice and leadership that supports our operations and builds confidence across the wider industry. 

If you have a passion and drive for improving our environment, there is no opportunity bigger, bolder, more challenging, or with such national significance, than the purpose at Sellafield Ltd to create a clean and safe environment for future generations. 

Sellafield is a World-first pioneer of the UK’s nuclear industry, it has supported national defence, generated low carbon electricity for nearly half a century, and is at the forefront of developing innovative solutions for managing complex industrial facilities and nuclear waste. With over 10,000 direct employees and a supply chain reach that brings 1000s more to work with us, we are a major employer with a long-established history. 

Today, the safe, secure and sustainable stewardship of the Sellafield site is our priority. It covers everything from the safety of our employees and protection of the environment, through to the management of nuclear materials. It underpins every decision we make on our 100-year mission to remediate the site.

To thrive in the Environmental Specialist role, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree or other relevant Environmental / STEM qualification and experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of providing regulatory and / or technical advice.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a range of audiences using a variety of methods.
  • High personal integrity, ability to motivate, set targets & deliverables, hold individuals to account and provide direction and advice drive, enthusiasm and self-motivation in the development and delivery of improvements.
  • Member of a relevant Professional Body.
  • Extensive experience of providing regulatory and / or technical advice.
  • Considerable experience of identifying and resolving complex issues.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Legislation and Permitting.

Why choose Sellafield?

Seventy-five years ago, we helped to create the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Today, we’re using our unrivalled knowledge of nuclear to create a clean and safe environment for future generations.

In cleaning up the birthplace of the UK’s nuclear industry, we are once again generating growth and employment in West Cumbria, the North West of England and beyond.

Our 11,000 strong workforce is joined by more than 40,000 people from the best of the best in the nuclear supply chain, from small Cumbrian businesses to global market leaders. We need this diversity of thinking, of backgrounds, cultures and experiences.

What's in it for you?

At Sellafield Ltd, we are committed to supporting our employees in fulfilling their potential. With 100 years of work in front of us, we offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, enabling you to feel inspired in your role. Whatever area you join us in, you’ll find a genuinely exciting and rewarding career.

Making sure our employees feel supported is important to us. Therefore, to help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we also offer a range of employee benefits:

  • Be a part of Sellafield’s 100 year mission.
  • An attractive defined contribution pension scheme – the company will match up to 13.5% for a 7% employee contribution!
  • You will be eligible to take part in an Annual Incentive Scheme, which provides a bonus payment up to 15% base salary per annum based on achievement of Company targets and personal performance rating as discussed with line management.
  • 30 days annual leave + bank holidays. Plus, the ability to purchase an additional 2.5 days.
  • The ability to carry over 10 days annual leave each financial year.
  • Paid Sick Leave.
  • Family Friendly Policies – Visit our Rewards & Benefits page to read more.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Lifestyle Benefits sasra.co.uk
  • Learning & Development Opportunities 
  • Reward & Recognition Policies.
  • Welfare & Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free Aviva Health App & Annual Health Check.
  • MyDiscounts – Employee Savings & Discounts.
  • MyBenefits – A Charity Giving Scheme.
  • Many, many more! Click to visit our Rewards & Benefits page

Please Remember:

  • As part of the application process you will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications. Attaching them at application stage will ensure a smooth process and prevent delays.
  • In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, Sellafield Ltd reserves the right to close the advert early.
  • Please regularly check your Spam/Junk folders for news about this vacancy, correspondence could contain invitations to interview and other important updates.

Sellafield Ltd are recognised as a Disability Confident Employer (Level 3). Disability Confident employers offer an interview to disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. Sellafield Ltd define the minimum criteria as the ‘essential skills’ which are listed on the vacancy notice. Whilst completing your application form, you will be able to indicate if you wish to be considered under the disability confident scheme. If you would prefer to discuss this directly with us, please contact the GBS Recruitment team on [email protected]

Closing date: 21 April 2024.

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