Environment Engineer

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The Opportunity To assist the Site Environmental & Sustainability Lead with the provision of competent advice on compliance with environmental legislation and permits, and advice on the adoption of current best practice for the construction of Hinkley Point C. A key part of the role will be interfacing with the environment teams within the contract partner organisations as well as those carrying out the works. This means that the Site Environment Engineer will need to develop relationships with key stakeholders across the HPC workforce to ensure environmental standards are achieved and they will be required to maintain an up to date database of inspections, audits, and actions. The post holder will provide advice and guidance to ensure the smooth operation of HPC as well as effectively report environmental issues in a timely manner. • Undertaking site inspections of contractors' work areas and relaying observations and/or reporting environmental issues where necessary, • Provision of written and verbal advice on compliance with UK legislation, environmental permits, and environmental planning constraints for all activities on site; • Authoring and reviewing of contractors' environmental management plans to ensure they are compliant with environmental regulations and NNB standards; • Support for the self-assessment and internal audit of site activities to ensure compliance against applicable legislation, NNB processes and procedures and environmental best practice; • Supporting and leading on investigations of environmental incidents, including the provision of reports and recommended actions to prevent re-occurrence of incidents; • Interrogate and interpret environmental data to ensure relevant conditions are met - e.g. Development Consent Order (DCO) requirements; • Supporting (environmental support) on Invitations to Tender & site contracts; • Maintaining the procedures related to environment & waste management; • Maintaining environmental site records according to the regulations; and, • Recognise contractual issues and escalate to the Environmental & Sustainability Lead in a risk proportional manner. The Person The Environment Engineer is responsible for understanding the legislation and permits that govern environmental activity at HPC and ensuring that the contractors and consultants working on the construction site comply with these regulations. They will adopt the ethos; see it, sort it and report it. This involves identifying shortcomings and providing guidance to the contractors on how improvements can be achieved. The Skills Knowledge & Skills Essential • Detailed knowledge of environmental legislation in the UK relevant to a construction site, plus knowledge of the supporting guidance, reference notes, industry best practice • Awareness of the client/contractor relationship and legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 • Must be able to work independently and demonstrate excellent communication/interpersonal and influencing skills • A well-developed skill-set with regards to the communication with, and management of, sub-contractors Qualifications & Experience Essential • Degree qualified or equivalent in an environmental or related discipline • Experience of operating within an environmental management system (EMS) conforming to recognised standards (BS EN ISO14001:2004), including the development of procedures to meet the requirements of the EMS • Experience of working within a dynamic construction environment with site-based experience • Experience of working with and developing good relationships with the regulators (e.g. Environment Agency, Natural England, Local Authorities, Marine Management Organisation) Desirable • Experience in soil and materials management (CL:AIRE protocol) is desirable; • Experience in EPR permit compliance is desirable. Why EDF Energy? EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy and Belgium. We're the UK's largest producer of low-carbon electricity, the biggest supplier of electricity by volume in Great Britain, the largest supplier to British businesses, and we employ more than 13,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We are playing a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK to secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees