Assistant Environmental Manager

Location
Widnes
Department
Administration Maintenance
Contract
Salary
Employee Benefits

The Assistant Environment Managers report to the Environment Manager with responsibility for regulatory compliance delivery whilst improving the environmental performance of ICL and associated companies in the UK.

Primarily the roles are to ensure compliance with legislation and regulatory requirements, specifically The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (EPR) and subsequent amendments at ICL installations. Implementing and modifying the Environmental Management System ensures continuous environmental protection improvements, as required by the ISO14001:2015 standard whilst delivering cost-effectively.

 

Tasks include:

  • Preparing and submitting applications for new EPR permits, variations for existing permits or permit surrenders in a timely manner to ensure compliance.
  • Ensuring that Industrial Chemicals Ltd retains ISO14001:2015 external accreditation for all sites and meets MCerts requirements for the self-monitoring of flow for relevant discharge consents.
  • Working with the management team to ensure preparation of environmental risk assessments, flood risk assessments, environmental aspects of emergency planning and participation in HAZIDs and HAZOPs.
  • Representing the company to ensure positive relationships with the Environment Agency (EA) and other external bodies are maintained and nurtured, including environmental data reporting to EA, plus water and local authorities in a timely manner.
  • Managing external consultants and contractors to deliver technical aspects of regulatory compliance, such as commissioning site investigations, air emissions monitoring or landfill monitoring.
  • Deliver aspects of cost-effective environmental strategies and action plans
  • Working within sustainability and circular economy principles, deliver aspects of pollution control, waste management, producer responsibility obligations, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy; including the management across all sites of waste stream and pest control contracts
  • Support the implementation of environmental policies and practices

 

Person Specification:

  • Must be an experienced sustainability or environmental professional with a strong technical understanding
  • Approachable and well-rounded with ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Highly proficient in data management, analysis and interpretation
  • Ability to prioritise effectively to meet challenging deadlines and in response to evolving business needs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently using own initiative and collegiately
  • Full driving licence
  • Experience working in environmental permitting, specifically The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (Desirable)
  • Experience in auditing and EMS (Desirable)
  • Experience of site decommissioning will be beneficial for the role based in the South East (Desirable)
  • Experience in liaising with environmental regulators and working in a multi-site business. (Desirable)
  • Experience in chemicals sector (Desirable)

 

Qualifications:

Educated to Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent in one of the following subjects is essential:

 

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management
  • A postgraduate qualification in Environmental Management (Desirable)

Candidates should hold or demonstrate working towards full membership or Fellowship to become a Chartered Member of a relevant organisation.

 

Hours: Monday – Friday; 09:00 – 17:00 equating to 40 hours per week.

Benefits include: Company Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Pension and Life Assurance Scheme, 22 annual days plus bank holidays, monthly payment and additional days after 5 years’ service.

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum, depending on experience.