Process Industry Regulation Officer - 9664

North East
Tyneside House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We regulate emissions to air, land and water from a wide range of major industrial processes and work with partners to reduce the risk of pollution from these sites. You’ll play a vital role to ensure our effective regulation of industry continues, protecting the environment and promoting sustainable growth. You will also help protect communities and people’s quality of life whilst helping industry be good neighbours and to comply with environmental legislation as they grow their businesses.

You will be required to visit a range of industrial sites to inspect and audit environmental management systems and assess monitoring results and other data to ensure compliance with environmental permit requirements. When necessary, you will gather evidence and use the legal powers we have to take enforcement action against operators to protect the environment, prevent pollution and optimise their use of resources.

We also have an important role to play in preparing for and responding to environmental incidents. You will also work across teams within the organisation to support our incident management responses, investigating incidents and making sure suitable remedial action is taken and, where appropriate, evidence collected to enable enforcement action.
Based at either our Darlington or Newcastle offices, we regulate process industry sites across the North East, including the major industry around Teesside. Involving a range of sectors: Chemicals, Incineration, Combustion, Metals, Paper & Pulp, Cement and lime and Food & Drink and sites under the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations you'll tackle a diverse range of environmental challenges working with a range of teams across our organisation and externally with professional partners.
Either previously as a regulator or having worked in regulated industry, you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of, and experience in, the environmental regulation of process industry. Because of the diverse environmental challenges in the North East, we are looking to recruit people that may have a range of backgrounds. Experience in any of the process industry sectors described above would be an advantage.

You will have a good technical knowledge and excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate how you would apply the principles of better regulation.

You will be able to confidently and quickly deal with complex and fast changing situations by adopting a pragmatic approach to achieve the best outcomes for the environment. You will have a degree or equivalent in a scientific, environmental or engineering discipline, and possibly be a member of a relevant professional organisation.
Closing Date: 19th January 2019 at 23:55 hours

Other info – These are permanent full-time posts based at either our Teesdale House office in Darlington or at Tyneside House in Newcastle upon Tyne.
A full UK driving licence will be required as is flexibility to travel. A lease car will be provided.
For further details please contact either:
Dave Edwardson on 02084746438 or by email on by email or
Ian Preston on 02030255320 or by email

19/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Scientific Knowledge
• Please provide details of your knowledge and experience relating to industry regulation.
• Please indicate which of the following areas you are interested in and outline your knowledge and experience relating to those:

o COMAH Regulation
o combustion
o refineries
o waste incineration
o chemicals
o metals
o cement and lime
o food and drink
o paper and pulp
o textiles manufacture
Environmental Awareness
Applies Analytical Knowledge and Experience
• Please provide details of how you have applied your knowledge and experience to analyse a complex environmental issue.
• List examples of where you have used your technical knowledge and experience to analyse a complex environmental issue.
Legislative Knowledge
• Please explain your understanding of the key legislation that applies to the environmental regulation of the area(s) you selected for your answer to Competence 1.
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.

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