Nuclear New Build Project Technical Specialist - 12733

East of England
Chelmsford , Colchester , Ipswich , Norwich
Chelmsford Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Rivers House Kelvedon
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability, Governance, Planning, Analytical
We are looking for an energetic, innovative and organised person to join the nuclear new build section of our Environment Programme team. You will be the single point of contact to the new-build company on all technical workstreams necessary to ensure that they can submit an adequate Development Consent Order and environmental permit application.

You will primarily focus on Bradwell B but may need to support Sizewell C. Ensuring high standards of environmental protection you will coordinate a wide group of technical consultees and ensure the company receives appropriate and timely advice. Working closely with Defra colleagues in Natural England and the Marine Management Organisation you'll coordinate our positions to ensure that all advice and guidance to the company is complimentary and appropriate.

• organised and priority driven;
• capable at interpreting complex matters;
• able to find innovative solutions to unique challenges;
• knowledgeable in the planning system and Environmental Permitting Regulations;
• works collaboratively to build and sustain relationships, with colleagues, customers, stakeholders, and professional partners;
• adept at coordinating others to provide timely and professionally packaged advice to the developer, so achieving protection for people and wildlife.
The Environment Programme team engages with a wide range of partners, and interest groups, to secure the best possible environment outcomes – whilst supporting new energy infrastructure.

You'll join a positive, hard-working team that takes pride in delivering results. We're continually developing our skills to become more business focussed and outcome orientated. You’ll need an understanding of how nuclear energy fits within Government policy and be able to positively promote environmental improvements within this context.
Expected skills and experience include:
• a flexible, positive and enthusiastic attitude with excellent interpersonal skills to provide strong technical leadership, and to build - and maintain - relationships with customers and stakeholders;
• excellent communication skills;
• effective at influencing and negotiating;
• highly organised;
• ability to work in a high pressure/workload environment;
• manage multiple workstreams at the same time with an ability to prioritise;
• excellent understanding of the planning system and environmental permitting regulations;
• a sound understanding of how the Environment Agency operates and the role we play in significant infrastructure projects.

Travel to meetings will be required so a full UK driving licence is required.

The information in the candidate pack available below, should be read along with the advert in order to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed to succeed in this role.
Please note your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

We welcome applications for flexible working patterns.

Location is flexible. However the successful candidate will be required to work from our Ipswich office at least 2 days per week.

For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

For any questions related to the role please contact Neil Dinwiddie, Bradwell B Project Manager ( / 07786 524 855) or Adam Clarke, Environment Programme Team Leader ( / 07768 424 355).

late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.

Interviews are planned for 31 October but can be subject to change.

06/10/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results

Considering the job description, and understanding this role as the person who will be the Environment Agency’s key technical commentator on the proposed new nuclear power station at Bradwell, please provide (from your working career) a key example of a manner in which you have displayed this competency.
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.

Considering the job description, and understanding this role as the Environment Agency’s key interface (in our role as a statutory consultee and environmental regulator) with the new nuclear build organisation and other stakeholders, please provide (from your working career) a key example of a manner in which you have displayed this competency.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

Considering the job description, and understanding the potential need to find solutions to some unique challenges at times, please provide (from your working career) a key example of a manner in which you have displayed this competency.
Driving Licence
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.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.