Environmental Advisor


Location: HPC.

Salary: Circa £45,000 dependent on experience, plus benefits.

Employment type: Permanent/ Full Time 

Closing date: 30th May 2023



Join EDF as an Environmental Advisor, and you’ll join one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


At Hinkley Point C (HPC) we are building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low carbon electricity for around six million homes.

As an Environmental Advisor, you will be assisting the Environmental & Sustainability Lead with the provision of competent advice on compliance with environmental legislation and permits, and advice on the adoption of current best practice for the construction of Hinkley Point C.

In this role you will be working with the environment teams within the contract partner organisations. You’ll need to develop relationships with key stakeholders across the HPC workforce to ensure environmental standards are achieved and will be required to maintain an up to date database of inspections, audits, and actions. You will provide advice and guidance to ensure the smooth operation of HPC as well as effectively report environmental issues in a timely manner.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Environmental Advisor to apply their experience to a nuclear energy context.



Pay, benefits and culture…


Alongside a salary circa of £45,000, we offer a benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn bonus. 


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. 


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need. 


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.



What you’ll be doing…


  • Undertaking site inspections of contractors’ work areas and relaying observations and reporting environmental issues.
  • Provision of written and verbal advice on compliance with UK legislation, environmental permits, and environmental planning constraints for all activities on site.
  • Authoring and reviewing of contractors’ environmental management plans to ensure they are compliant with environmental regulations and NNB standards.
  • Supporting of self-assessment and internal audit of site activities to ensure compliance against applicable legislation, NNB processes and procedures and environmental best practice.
  • Supporting and leading on investigations of environmental incidents, including the provision of reports and recommended actions to prevent re-occurrence of incidents.
  • Interrogating and interpreting environmental data to ensure relevant conditions are met.
  • Supporting (environmental support) on Invitations to Tender & site contracts.
  • Maintaining the procedures related to environment & waste management and environmental site records according to the regulations.
  • Recognising contractual issues and escalate to the Environmental & Sustainability Lead in a risk proportional manner.



Who you are…


Your background may include some of the following:


  • Detailed knowledge of environmental legislation in the UK relevant to a construction site and knowledge of the supporting guidance, reference notes, industry best practice.
  • Awareness of the client and contractor relationship and legal responsibilities under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
  • Able to work independently and demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent in an environmental or related discipline.
  • Experience of operating within an environmental management system (EMS) conforming to recognised standards (BS EN ISO14001:2004), including the development of procedures to meet the requirements of the EMS.
  • Experience of working within a dynamic construction environment.
  • Experience of working with and developing good relationships with regulators (Environment Agency, Natural England, Local Authorities, Marine Management Organisation).



Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.



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