Senior Regulatory Officer (Hazardous Waste) - 28674

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London, South East
Welwyn Garden City
Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 5
Permanent
Full Time, Part Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery
£39,635
We are looking for a dedicated individual to work in our regulatory team in Hertfordshire and North London delivering compliance on hazardous waste and waste classification. Our industrial sectors can produce, handle, and receive large volumes of hazardous waste and it is important that these wastes are classified and described correctly. Misdescription of these wastes can result in a wide range of environmental impacts. Ensuring compliance with these regulations provides a level playing field for industry to operate in.

You will be recognised as the Hazardous Waste Technical Lead, oversee hazardous waste regulatory delivery for the team, contribute to the development and delivery of the hazardous waste regime delivery plan and report on performance. You will focus your time on hazardous waste and waste classification compliance activities - centred around operations under the Environmental Permitting Regulations such as chemical manufacture, incineration, metals, paper and textiles, and refineries. You will review waste classification assessments in accordance with Guidance on the classification and assessment of waste to ensure waste produced and received by operators is correctly classified.

The candidate pack and Role Description should be read along with this advert to understand the key accountabilities and skills needed.
In the Installations team, you’ll be shaping and improving environmental conditions throughout Hertfordshire and North London. The teams work flexibly across the area, regulating sites in a range of industrial sectors including chemicals manufacturing, landfill, incineration, food and drink, and paper and textiles.

Our Welwyn Garden City office has a hybrid model allowing individuals to work either at home or at our office.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual who:

• Has strong operational experience and knowledge of Hazardous Waste Regime regulation. Specific experience of process industry or waste management is desirable.
• Has good technical knowledge of hazardous waste compliance, guidance on the classification and assessment of waste and the Hazardous Waste Regulations.
• Can confidently deal with complex situations by adopting a pragmatic approach to achieve the best environmental outcomes.
• Has the ability to manage and prioritise workload to achieve good outcomes and deliver against plans.
• Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to demonstrate how you would provide technical leadership.
• Manages and motivates themselves - works independently and manages workload to deliver expected results and associated reporting.
• Works in teams to support colleagues to achieve common goals.
• Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent - able to demonstrate comparable technical knowledge/experience.
The role will be based in Welwyn Garden City with interviews likely to be held early April.

For further details please contact WFPG_HNL@environment-agency.gov.uk.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce, reflecting the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns, including job share, so please include any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role and ensure it is manageable for you personally.

11/03/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Legislative Knowledge
Definition - Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.

Please note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Please provide an example of a time where you have had to review a Waste Assessment for a mirror entry waste, in line with guidance on the assessment of waste.with guidance on the assessment of waste. What did you have to consider, to ensure that the correct classification was reached?
Securing Compliance
Definition - Secures compliance of individuals and organisations with permits and legislation.

Please note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Please provide an example of a time you have applied your hazardous waste technical and legislative knowledge to instil change in customer behaviour and secure compliance with a permit or legislation.
Influences and Persuades Others
Definition - 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 note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Please provide an example of a time you have influenced others to change their approach to achieve the goals of the Environment Agency.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Definition - Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.

Please note that the answer to the question below will be used for interview selection.

Describe a time when you have had to make a decision in order to resolve a contentious or complex problem. How did you arrive at your chosen solution?
Full UK Driver's 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.