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Environment Engineer

Permanent  for Networx. in Scunthorpe

Environment Engineer

Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

Negotiable + Benefits Package

Our client is one of the world’s top ten steel producers.

Their Long Products Division has its main UK hub based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. The business produces a wide product range including: sections, plates, wire rod, bar, rail and semi-finished steel. They pride themselves in manufacturing to the highest quality and supply to their customers worldwide.

The role of Environment Engineer (Effluent and Waste) will be based in the Environment Department at Scunthorpe, a large integrated iron and steelmaking site. The jobholder will be reporting to the Site Environment Manager with support from the Long Products Business Environment Manager.

In this challenging and rewarding role, the jobholder will contribute their technical expertise to managing arising effluent (wastewater) and wastes from the site operations and ensuring that the activities remain in compliance with the Environmental Permit and other authorisations. This involves providing technical support and guidance to Plant Managers and Engineers (such as developing management controls and training sessions) on the integrated site to ensure that compliance against environmental permit conditions is achieved, technical issues are resolved and to drive continuous improvement. Under the supervision of the Site Environment Manager, the jobholder will be required to liaise with the Environment Agency, and other stakeholders, on certain aspects such as improvement plans to achieve Best Available Techniques and resolution of any compliance issues that may arise. In addition, the person will be responsible for maintaining and implementing the site’s waste management system including the classification of wastes by sampling and interpreting analysis in order to identify appropriate routes applying the waste hierarchy. The jobholder will be required to undertake Duty of Care and internal environmental management system audits.

The individual should have attained the following skills and experience through their professional career:

1) Strong knowledge of waste legislation, such as the Duty of Care regulations, and experience in managing wastes from classification through to identifying routes for reuse, recycling or disposal. Experience in conducting Duty of Care audits and issuing waste transfer/hazardous waste consignment notes is essential.

2) Understanding of the ‘waste hierarchy’ and applying it to various waste treatment techniques.

3) Although not essential, experience and good understanding of wastewater treatment techniques and understanding of specific legislation for discharge of effluents to controlled watercourses and potential impacts of wastewater on the environment.

4) Good understanding of the oil storage regulations and experience of applying them.

5) Knowledge and experience working with the Environmental Permitting Regulations.

6) Experience with carrying out Environmental Impact Assessments and conducting Environmental Incident Investigations (i.e. as response to permit non compliances).

7) Experience working with Environmental Management systems and ISO14001 auditing is essential (though auditor training can be provided).

8) Excellent team working skills, presentation skills and report writing skills, such as environmental permit returns.

The applicant must have a minimum of a 2:1 bachelor degree in an environmental science subject.

Membership of IEMA or equivalent, and working towards Full Membership and Chartered Environmentalist is preferential.

Experience in managing waste issues is required.

Holder of a Certificate of Technical Competence from an approved scheme would be an advantage.

A full driving license is essential.

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 4th December 2014

Job added on 21-11-2014