Senior Regulated Industry Officer - 11161

East Midlands
Trentside Offices
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Operational Delivery
At the Environment Agency we are looking for experienced environmental professionals across the East Midlands who will be responsible for the regulation of industry sites under the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

You will undertake a range of compliance assessment activities, including auditing, at a wide range of industrial sites to ensure permit compliance and make complex assessments of operators' ability to protect the environment, prevent pollution and optimise use of resources.
You will use your influencing and negotiating skills to secure best practice, often dealing with people at senior levels within industry, local communities and other interested groups. You will also respond to and investigate incidents making sure suitable preventative and protective action is implemented.
As part of a team of highly professional Industrial Regulators you will play a leading role in tackling a range of environmental challenges in sectors such as: cement and lime, waste incineration, combustion and landfill.
You will be based at one of our offices (Nottingham, Ripley, Owston Ferry) in the East Midlands. From the steelworks in Scunthorpe, to the power stations along the Trent Valley, you’ll regulate significant industrial sectors.
We’re seeking someone with significant industrial experience gained through regulatory, consultancy or industry roles who will quickly become operationally effective.

• You'll be able to demonstrate your practical operational experience and knowledge of environmental regulation;
• You'll have experience of delivering environmental improvements using a range of tools;
• You’ll have a broad range of technical knowledge together with strong interpersonal and team-working skills;
• You’ll be proactive, self-motivated and a confident communicator, used to influencing and negotiating to deliver outcomes;
• You’ll be part of a team sharing skills and experience to deliver the best outcomes for the environment.

Whilst a degree is not required, a science background is essential.
For further information contact Steve Proffitt, Regulated Industry Team Leader on 02030 253407.

Closing Date: 28 June at 23:55 hours

Interviews for these roles will take place w/c 8 July 2019

The role requires site visits and fieldwork and therefore a full driving licence is essential. Candidates will also be required to participate in an out of hours standby roster.

The role qualifies for a lease car.

28/06/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Scientific Knowledge
You may have worked in an industry regulated under an environmental permit and have some experience of being audited; or in carrying out internal audits yourself. Or you may have worked as an environmental auditor or regulator of an industrial sector.


Please describe your experience and skills in one or more of these areas.
Achieves Results
Delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.

Giving a specific example, describe how you have delivered a successful piece of work in the face of considerable challenges or obstacles and with limited instruction

Consider what the obstacles were, how you overcame them and what you learnt
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.


Please explain when have you persuaded an individual or company to achieve an outcome without the use of a regulatory tool?
Consider what techniques you used, did you need to adapt your style and what you learned from your approach
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

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