Senior Advisor – Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations Regime Lead

Are you ready to develop a strategy for our sectors and produce the tools to regulate, support the development and deliver environmental outcomes?

Employer: Environment Agency
Location: National
Salary: £47,646 per annum
Closing Date: 23 Mar 2023
Sector: Energy, Environmental, Minerals, Waste & Recycling, Public Sector
Function: Carbon, Energy / Renewable Energy, Environmental Management, Senior, Waste / Recycling

Do you want to effectively regulate the energy sectors to create a better place?
The UK’s strategy to deliver Net Zero is driving a transformation in the energy sectors as they’re responsible for 24% of UK Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. They’ll need to fully decarbonise by 2050 whilst doubling electricity production. Concerns about energy security provide additional pressures to quickly transition to new sustainable sources of power, whilst maximising domestic sources of energy.
Through effective regulation, we must ensure that energy sectors protect people and the environment from emissions, as well as mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

We’re recruiting for 5 permanent/fixed-term vacancies (further information in additional information document):
Experienced sector leads;
•Large and medium combustion plant
•Waste incineration
•Refineries and fuel production (fixed-term)
•The Control of Major Accident Hazard regulations (COMAH)
Experienced technical leads for cross-sector decarbonisation for at least one of these work areas:
•Reducing fugitive methane emissions, in particular from refineries and onshore oil and gas extraction
•Waste gasification and low carbon fuel
•Hydrogen production and use (fixed-term)
•Carbon capture and usage (fixed-term)
Experienced project manager to lead larger projects and prepare the EA for new duties. We imminently need to deliver the strategies, tools, and systems for Decarbonisation Readiness for combustion and incineration plants.

You’ll need to:
•Provide expert support and technical leadership through advice, guidance, and training
•Develop strategy for our sectors and produce the tools to regulate, support development and deliver environmental outcomes
•Commission and manage external research projects where needed
You’ll have an inclusive incident management objective in your development plan. We’ll support you to find an incident role to suit your needs and circumstances. Appropriate training will be given.
We use smart tools to stay connected and reduce travel, but some travel and overnight stays may be required.

The team:
The Energy and COMAH team are part of Radioactive Substances and Industry Regulation in the Environment & Business (E&B) Directorate. Our technical experts lead on the definition of standards for our sectors and provide:
•Strategic direction, tools and support our regulation of energy sectors
•Project outcomes to prepare for new duties
•Research into environmental best practice
In E&B we use evidence, expertise, and innovation to enhance and support delivery, influence policy, legislation and secure resources.

Experience/skills required:
In your capability-based answers please demonstrate your:
•Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures and actively encourage others to consider diversity issues in their work
•Relevant technical and regulatory knowledge, and experience of the work area for the role in question, gained either by working within and/or regulating relevant processes. To include knowledge of control measures for emissions to air where relevant
•Ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues, operators, partner regulators, government, and academia
•Ability to achieve results, with a proven track record of successful implementation and facilitating change across an organisation
•Ability to work on your own initiative, take decisions and solve problems
•Excellent communication and influencing skills – you’ll be able to identify your audience, understand their needs, and use an effective and engaging style of communication
•Experience and/or knowledge of project management would be a benefit (Project Manager)

Contact and additional information:
We’re committed to having an inclusive workforce reflecting the communities we serve, so welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds.
We promote a positive, inclusive, and supportive culture where everyone feels valued.
Join candidate information call about these roles on 16 March 2023 at 12-1pm.

Meeting ID: 322 747 754 878

Passcode: DCY4Vd

For information about working for us, additional information about the roles, team, candidate call, and how to apply please read the candidate pack and additional information document
Please contact discuss queries, working patterns, base locations etc.
Applications will be “blind” assessed using your answers to the competency questions.
Interviews will be held during April 2023 using MS Teams. You’ll be interviewed on your technical knowledge and competencies.
We’ll hold a reserve list for 6 months, you may be offered an alternative post.

Closing date: 23 March 2023, 23:55 hours.