Waste Permitting Technical Lead

  • United Utilities
  • 20 Aug, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Salary – Competitive + bonus + great benefits

Who are we?

We are United Utilities, the North West’s water and wastewater company. It’s our job to bring 3.0 million households and thousands of businesses an incredible 1,700 million litres of clean, clear water each day. We take it all away too, treating it so it’s safe to go back into the rivers.

Our 5,000 employees are key to achieving our ambitious vision and plans and we all work together to provide a great service to our customers.

This is where you come in…

We have an exciting full time opportunity for Waste Permitting Technical Lead to join our team at Lingley Mere, Business Park in Warrington. You will be responsible for ensuring that all invoices received to pay for United Utilities permitting activities as accurate in terms of legal and financial information and manage payments to the Environment Agency. You will provide advice and guidance to the wider business on environment regulation matters; providing expert advice on EA policy, consultations and other EA guidance which will include supporting the development of the need and scope of regulatory commitments and supporting the Operational Project and Programme sponsers in developing projects which deliver against those regulatory commitments.

What will you focus on?

You will be responsible for ensuring the business has permits in place to conduct its activities within the legal regulatory framework including the Permit Delivery Plan; developing it, tracking it, and keeping it up to date. You will be negotiating, obtaining, administering and managing environmental permits to allow the business to operate legitimately.You will also be working with project teams to make recommendations and influence capital scheme to ensure the EA’s regulatory requirements are met.

What do you need?

To succeed in this role you will you will hold a degree or post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline and ideally chartered or working toward chartership (CIWEM or CIWM) as well as excellent understanding of Environmental Permitting Regulations and Waste Regulatory Framework. You will have knowledge of other legislation such as Industrial Emissions Directive, Medium Combustion Plant Directive, COMAH regulations. You will have a good knowledge of Wastewater, Water, Bioresource and Energy assets together with programme planning experience with excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills.

If you are excited about joining a leading FTSE100 organisation at an exciting and challenging period of change then we want to hear from you!