Permitting Officer - Water Quality - 12633

North West
Richard Fairclough House
Staff Grade 3
Full Time
Operational Delivery
We’re looking for Permitting Officers to join our Water Quality Permitting Team in Warrington.

The role requires technical assessment of a variety of applications to determine their suitability for issue with regard to Environment Agency, DEFRA and European regulatory obligations. To do this, where relevant, you will consult with other internal Environment Agency teams and external organisations. With the support of your team, you will be required to make risk-based decisions based on an information from a variety of sources.
You will be joining an established Permitting Team and will be supported in this role by your Senior Permitting Officer and Team Leader. The teams sit within the National Permitting Service which has responsibility for delivering the majority of the Environment Agency’s permitting responsibilities. Our teams strive to enable businesses to operate whilst protecting the environment.
We’re seeking individuals with experience in environment management and/or environmental permitting and an understanding of the Environment Agency’s role and responsibilities.

You’ll be qualified to degree level (or equivalent experience) preferably in a science or humanities subject. The following capabilities are key to the role;

• The Permitting Process
• Environmental Legislation
• Takes decisions and solves problems

Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication and customer service skills, proficiency in word, excel and database management and the ability to manage a varied workload, often with conflicting priorities. You will have a proven track record of working well under pressure and as part of a team.
Luke Meller
020 847 45773

24/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
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.
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.
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.