Environmental Planning Specialist

  • Location

    Isle of Anglesey, Wales

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Power Station

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  • Salary:

    £38000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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We have an excellent opportunity for an ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING SPECIALIST working on the Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Power Plant Project.

There will be an initial period in Gloucester before moving to the Project in Anglesey, Wales.

The successful Candidate would need the ability to obtain required BPSS security clearance if not already cleared.


The Environmental Planning specialist will work with the Project team to support permitting requirements, support liaison with the authorities, and prepare/gather necessary permitting documentation, track permits through their lifecycle, and flow down permit conditions to the Project team.

The post holder will also provide support to the Project in the interpretation of planning conditions, and may also be required to support on general environmental matters.


Identify permitting requirements applicable to the Project, through review of legislation and interaction with authorities.

Maintain the Permits database, and is responsible for tracking submittals and approvals.

Coordinate preparation of permit applications.

Participate in meetings with stakeholders and authorities.

Input into the Project compliance register to provide visibility of the conditions that have been placed on the Project, monitor compliance against requirements and maintain evidence of performance to satisfy stakeholders that the Project is meeting its obligations.

Provides specialised input to Engineering, Construction, and Subcontracts, thus ensuring that the Planning Conditions are integrated into project planning, design criteria, construction plans, specifications and subcontracts so that they can be discharged in the most effective way.

Participates in meetings with customers, project team members, and contractors/subcontractors to advise them of specialised Planning Conditions that may affect project design, construction schedule and cost.

Keep abreast of developments in the industry and changes in the legislation and planning requirements which might impact the Project.


B.Sc degree in Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Ecology, Forestry) or Physical Sciences (e.g. Geology, Meteorology) or Environmental Engineering from an accredited college or university.

Associate Member of IEMA (AIEMA) or equivalent.

Advanced knowledge of local environmental laws/regulations & regulatory agencies permitting processes/responsibilities, industry standards for environmental compliance & best management practices for minimising potential environmental impacts during project execution.

Knowledge of engineering & construction systems, methods & work processes.

Skilled in oral & written communication & knowledge of computer applications.

Must be able to obtain and maintain required BPSS security check.

Must have the right to work and remain in the UK without requiring company sponsorship.


* Recent relevant experience in permitting within the United Kingdom.
* Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of UK or local environmental regulations.
* Experience working with regulatory agencies in a permitting, compliance, or operations role.
* Capable of working on a team, using judgement and discretion to make decisions which may impact
facility operations and compliance.
* Experience in dealing with Welsh authorities including Natural Resources Wales and Cadw.