Senior Environmental Advisor

Senior Environmental Advisor

Appointment Type: Permanent  
Full Time/Part Time: Full-time  
Job Category: Science Tech HSE  
Location: Dounreay  
Salary Range: £37,935 - £65,223  
Pay Band: Professional  
Closing Date: 08/12/2021  
Ref No: 89  

Job Description

Main responsibilities:

• Support the implementation of improvements in the Environmental Management System
• Act as a key stakeholder in a range of environmental processes, including DMRs, HAZOPs, UNOR investigations toimplement management systems, standards and procedures
• Coordinate the provision of environmental advice to facilities and project teams
• Coordinate and produce environmental documentation in line with legislative and project  requirements, includingaspects assessments, BPM assessments and environmental support files etc as required
• Coordinate and provide specialist environmental support to interface with SEPA on behalf of facilities and projectteams
• Review and report on the efficacy of environmental arrangements and resources in their area
• Establish and report on internal checks and protocols for the environmental arrangements in their area
• Participate in arrangements for the sharing of environmental knowledge and support to other site environmentalspecialists
• Mentor environmental advisors on issues of continuing professional development, matters relating to regulatorycompliance and environmental issues
• Produce and deliver site and plant specific environment process and awareness training
• Coordinate and deliver specified tasks from the Dounreay Plan
• Coordinate technical secretarial support to relevant environmental committees where required
• Represent Dounreay at internal and external forums
• Perform the responsibilities of Management Appointments relevant to post.  Be Appointed to the Corporate RWABody
• Manage personnel as a line manager

Desirable Aptitudes and Experience

• Degree qualified in Environmental Studies or equivalent qualification plus experience
• 5 years environmental adviser experience or equivalent
• Detailed understanding of Scottish Environmental Legislation relevant to a nuclear decommissioning facility  

Experience in the following areas

• conducting Optioneering assessments and authoring BPM documents (or equivalent)
• working within engineering systems and sub-systems and understanding environment impacts resulting fromoperation of these systems
• complying with Environmental Permits (preferably EASR18)
• engaging with operations and maintenance staff to ensure environmental compliance and achieve best practicewhere appropriate
• engaging with Environmental Regulators
• Excellent communication Skills

Interviews to be held: Week commencing Monday 20 December 2021

If you require assistance with any aspect of the recruitment process, then contact so that we can make any necessary reasonable adjustment.

For further information, contact: 

Kirstin Carmouche, Email:

Dounreay, Caithness

Dounreay is Scotland's largest decommissioning project and is widely recognised as Europe's most complex nuclear closure programme. For more than 50 years it was known as the centre of the UK's fast reactor research and development and now the team is aiming to be recognised as a centre of excellence for nuclear decommissioning. Dounreay offers an opportunity to be involved in some of the UK's most leading edge technical projects, developing unique skills and experiences which are highly sought after across the industry.

The package includes relocation assistance (where appropriate), an attractive company pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a company bonus scheme.

At Dounreay we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We therefore particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBT+ and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce.

Dounreay is a member of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of candidates who have a disability who meet all of the essential criteria, DSRL will interview the best candidates from within that group.

We are open to discuss flexible working.

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