Lead Water Quality Permitting Officer

£39,700 - £44,522 yearly
  • Natural Resources Wales
  • Hybrid (Wales, UK)
  • 28 Oct, 2022
Full time Water Modelling Waste & Water Modelling Water Engineering Water Management Environmental Health

Job Description

Lead Water Quality Permitting Officer

  • Location: Flexible
  • Grade & Salary: £39,700 - £44,522 (Grade 7)
  • Post numbers: 203369
  • Type of contract: 1-year fixed term with a possibility of permanency
  • Work pattern: 37 hours, Monday - Friday

Closing date: 1 December 2022

Benefits: Civil Service pension, 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days over 5 years, flexible working options, occupational health including counselling and advisory services and eye care and salary sacrifice schemes

Role Purpose

As a lead specialist you will be required to lead on and support the Water Quality Permitting Team in understanding the permitting processes and legal requirements to enable Permitting Officers to assess complex technical applications and provide permits that are sustainable industry and the surrounding environment.

You will have a high level of specialist expertise in water quality permitting including Water Company permitting expertise and to be the lead advisor for applications of high public or political interest and to represent the Permitting Service at public events relating to such work.

You will be the main contact for complex permitting queries from both internal and external customers, as well as resolving any issues that arise from the permit application assessment process within your area of specialism

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Substantial experience of managing the assessment of highly complex, politically sensitive water quality industry permit applications, including interaction with government organisations and members of the public, within your specialised area.
  2. Substantial working knowledge of the technologies used and the environmental protection methodologies relevant to the Water Quality Permitting regime.
  3. Advanced and specialist understanding of specific legislation and associated Directives and how they relate to the permitting process.
  4. Proven coaching and mentoring skills.
  5. Strong customer focussed approach to delivery.
  6. You will be expected to keep up to date with changing regulatory policy and proposed changes to legislation via membership of a relevant professional body or other equivalent means.


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