Senior Industry and Waste Regulation Officer
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Post numbers: 200792, 200793, 200794
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to a NRW office within the place base, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
This is an exciting opportunity to join our Industry Regulation Team in South-West Wales.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about our environment and can use their strong communication and influencing skills to make a real difference. No two days are ever the same in this role, so you will need to be adaptable, be able to manage complex and sometimes unpredictable workloads and use your initiative to take timely decisions.
As a warranted officer you will be responsible for the regulation of permitted sites across a wide range of industrial sectors including chemicals, food and drink, metals, power generation, paper and textiles, cement and minerals, landfill and waste treatment. You may also be involved in COMAH (Control of Major Accidents and Hazards) delivery, and activities that use radioactive substances.
Working alone or with others, you will visit our regulated sites to ensure operators are complying with the requirements of their Environmental Permits. You will develop professional working relationships with our operators, provide them with advice and guidance and undertake proportionate enforcement action if required to improve compliance and environmental outcomes.
You will also be required to respond to environmental incidents/reports and undertake appropriate investigation work.
Ideally you will have significant industrial or regulatory experience within a relevant sector and have an in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation.
Your responsibilities include:
- Assess compliance at installations, COMAH sites, waste sites and sites handling radioactive substances.
- Liaison with Counter Terrorism Security Advisors.
- Take appropriate actions to collect evidence for enforcement purposes, in accordance with defined procedures.
- Routinely lead our response to large or contentious cases/issues.
- Co-ordinate pre-application discussions with Operators and NRW Permitting Teams to aid timely, efficient and good quality permit variations, applications and surrenders.
- Where non-compliance is identified, determine and implement the most appropriate intervention option to ensure operators return to compliance as quickly as possible, with minimum environmental impact and consideration of the economic impacts.
- Work with Operators to develop medium-term regulatory strategies for the installations, including engagement with senior managers and executives within companies, to deliver multiple benefits.
- Be required to participate in technical/ strategic groups or represent NRW on external forums e.g. UK regulators’ sector groups, as required.
- Contribute to NRW Sector Groups and cross-agency sector groups as required to aid adoption of consistent regulatory approaches and the dissemination of good practices to the benefit of the environment.
- Coaching and mentoring of team members.
- Respond to incidents and complaints.
- Contribute to a positive health, safety and well-being culture.
- Required to take part in incident response activities.
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
Knowledge and experience of the following:
- Extensive knowledge and experience of either working in a regulated industry or as a regulator.
- Good understanding of commercial business processes and pressures.
- Ability to communicate effectively with regulated business and the public, explaining complex issues and gaining support by influencing.
Welsh language requirements
Essential: Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Desirable: Level 3 – Able to pronounce Welsh in some work situations
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy Requirements
Communication and Relationships with Others
Benefits of working for us
This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and wellbeing benefits and support
- Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose
- Competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
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Application closing date: 12 December 2022
Interviews will take place on 20 / 21 December 2022 via Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Julia Frost at Julia.Frost@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk or 03000 653859 or Gary Lewis Evans at email@example.com or 03000 653237
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We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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