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Environmental Consents Specialist 1

Requisition ID:  228620

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Single
  • Project No.:  [[cust_projectNumber]]
  • Grade:  26-27
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No 

Project Description

Multi-year UK nuclear infrastructure programme for which Bechtel will provide PMO (including Project, Engineering, Commercial and Construction Management) services. This programme involves a multi—billion investment in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

The Environmental Consents Specialist will have a direct reporting line to the Project Environmental/Sustainability Manager and a matrix reporting line to the GBU’s Environmental Services Manager.

Role Overview

  • Responsible for development and implementation of the Programme Environmental Consents Plan and Permissions matrix.
  • Provides technical input in support of customer consent applications for projects including Environmental consents, Marine permits, Listed Building Consent and the Environmental aspects of Planning Applications / Development Consent orders
  • Maintains relationships with internal functions (e.g., Engineering, Procurement/Contracts and Construction), customer, contractors and consultants’ representatives to coordinate technical/scientific issues to support permit applications
  • Maintains contact, as appropriate, with regulatory agencies to obtain current information on new regulations, technical requirements and standards and to expedite consents
  • Works directly with other programme and project functional leads to assist them in integrating and/or addressing the applicable environmental permit requirements in their work products and activities. 
  • Responsible to manage consultants supporting permit applications 
  • Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of environmental permit requirements that may affect project design, schedule, and cost.
  • Conducts environmental permit compliance inspections of project construction activities to monitor compliance with environmental permit requirements.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree-level qualification in Environmental Management or related technical discipline.
  • Professional member (or Working towards professional membership) of IEMA or equivalent

Minimum Qualifications

  • The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only.  UK/US dual citizens may be considered. 
  • This position is also subject to a successful interview and agreement upon terms and conditions of employment.  Candidate must be able to obtain an SC security clearance.
  • Significant UK experience in Environmental consents and permitting for construction including in the marine environment
  • Experience of liaison with UK Environmental regulators
  • Experience in managing and/or providing technical oversight of environmental subcontractors or consultants.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of UK Environmental laws/regulations and Best Available Techniques for minimizing potential Environmental impacts during project execution 
  • Skill in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports and training.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Bechtel’s ES&H policies and procedures
  • Experience in environmental monitoring and compliance inspection during construction.
  • Knowledge of marine work, hazardous materials and waste management, erosion and sediment control methods

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.