Industrial Regulation (Installations) Officer

Environment Agency

West Malling, Kent
£39,635 - £46,459 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Sectors: environmental management

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2024  


Do you want to work for an organisation that values difference and includes everyone?

Then the Environment Agency is the organisation for you!

We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities for everyone. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share.

Are you passionate about protecting and enhancing the environment? We have an exciting opportunity to join our Regulated Industry department.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional individual to join the Kent and South London Area Installations team who has working experience of either the Landfill sector or the Biowaste Treatment sector.

You will be responsible for the regulation of activities that come under the Environmental Permitting Regulations. We are looking for people with experience of regulation or industry experience of landfills or biowaste treatment.

Your work will involve:

  • Ensuring permit compliance, making complex assessments of operator ability to protect the environment, prevent pollution and optimise resources.
  • Conducting site inspections and responding, investigating and undertaking appropriate enforcement action to a range of environmental incidents
  • Analysis and interpretation of environmental monitoring and performance data.
  • Using your influencing and negotiating skills to ensure best practice.
  • Dealing with people at senior levels within industry, local communities and other interested groups.
  • Responding to environmental incidents and dealing with complaints or queries from members of the public about the sites we regulate. 

The team 

The post will be based in one of our 2 process industry installations teams which serve Kent and South London. The teams work flexibly across the Area, regulating sites across a range of industrial sectors including chemicals manufacturing, power generation, landfill, hazardous waste and non-hazardous waste treatment, incineration, metal production and metal surface treatment, food and drink, paper and textiles, Oil/gas and COMAH.

Experience/skills required 

We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated and confident communicator with practical operational experience and understanding of environmental regulation.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant regulatory or equivalent industrial experience in either landfill or biowaste treatment.
  • Excellent influencing skills and success in developing good relations in complex environments.
  • Experience in delivering environmental improvements using a range of tools.
  • Works in teams to support colleagues to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple demands on time in a prioritised manner to achieve outcomes and deliver against plans.
  • A proven track record of taking initiative and using a continuous improvement approach.
  • You will hold an honours degree (or equivalent), ideally in a science or engineering discipline.

Contact and additional information 

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The role will be based in Addington, Kent (ME19 5SH). Interviews will be held w/c 8 July 2024.

For further details please contact Paul Bennett by email on [email protected]

A full UK driving licence will be required as is flexibility to travel for operational site visits within the patch. A lease car maybe provided for business travel in line with our travel policy/alternatively a pool/hire vehicle.


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