Water Quality Permitting Officer

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria, Cardiff, with hybrid working
£31,490 - £34,902 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental management, water & hydrology

Closing date: Tuesday, 16th August 2022   5 days left


Water Quality Permitting Officer

  • Location: Ty Cambria, Cardiff
  • Grade & salary: £31,490 - £34,902 (Grade 5)
  • Post numbers: 203279
  • Type of contract: Fixed Term appointment for 100 weeks
  • Work pattern: 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday

Closing date: 16 August 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care and salary sacrifice schemes

Role purpose

To provide specialist lead/support on the assessment and determination of complex water quality permit applications in accordance with NRW Policy, processes, guidance and procedures.

To provide specialist expertise to cover the Water Quality Permitting regimes relevant legislation.

To be accountable for non-routine strategic permitting work needed to ensure NRW are issuing effective permits in line with changing legislation and regulatory requirements.

To work closely with Water Quality team members and across the Permitting Service, to share both routine and non-routine work to maximise efficiency and utilise individual strengths.

Qualifications and skills

  1. Knowledge of the relevant legislation and how it relates to the permitting process.
  2. Practical experience of assessing relevant licence/permit applications or using them in a compliance role.
  3. Track record of delivering timely optimal solutions by effective information analysis and risked based decisions.
  4. Experience of coaching and mentoring skills.
  5. Experience of customer service delivery and the ability to influence and persuade to achieve environmental outcomes.
  6. Experience of delivering process improvements/efficiencies.

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