Environmental & Industrial Risk Advisor

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
The interview will be held in person
Summary of vacancy

Are you a qualified Environmental Risk Advisor, with current up to date knowledge of all industry ISO standards? Does your experience include providing operational support and guidance, ensuring compliance, managing defects, reporting and management system maintenance?

In return, we offer a salary of £36,407 plus Car Scheme (£6,640), up to 10% Bonus (~ £3,640), Company Pension, 25 Holiday Days + Bank Holiday, and benefits catalogue.
Total Package at the time of joining up to £46,687.

We'll help you progress and develop yourself further and will support you with creating a development plan to achieve that.

About the role

What will I be doing?

You will provide a regional focal point for EIR best practice, giving advice, guidance, support and recommendations to the Operational Teams to ensure a process of continual improvement and that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with environmental permits, legislation, EIR Management Guidelines and relevant ISO and BS standards.

This will involve environment & industrial risk compliance and support for all areas of the business, including Energy, Landfill, Processing, Industrial & Commercial and Municipal.

This role is regional and can be based from any of our Manchester offices or the North region.

Core elements of the role will be to:

  • Assist in the management and update of the Group IRM (Insurance Risk Management) platform for the UK, including remote support to other EIR team members
  • Work with operational teams in the management of defects as identified and to track that defects are rectified appropriately.
  • Be point of contact with the Regulator, to review compliance assessment reports and permit breaches, and to assist in notifications when required.
  • Assist in compiling and submitting annual reports and waste returns to EA (as well as any other report as required by the Environmental Permit).
  • Obtain and collate data from installations required for the compilation of the Pollution Inventory Report in February each year.
  • Produce management plans (Fire Prevention Plan – FPP, Odour Management Plan - OMP, Site Management Plan - SMP and Monitoring Management Plan - MMP) which accurately reflect regulatory requirements.
  • Providing data to line management in order to facilitate the production of monthly reports.

Central to the role is making sure SUEZ comply with all statutory and corporate environmental monitoring and reporting requirements, through liaison with the report writing team and the regionally based monitoring teams, investigating significant breaches of environment permits and evaluating the full environment and financial impacts of such breaches. From this you will be able to provide advice and guidance on incident management to reduce the risk of pollution to the environment.


What are the requirements/qualifications?

It is essential for you to have experience of writing, reviewing and maintaining Management Systems, with a current up to date  knowledge of activities within the industry, to ensure sustained accreditation to ISO 9000, 14000 and 18000 standards, so that Environment permits can be undertaken to ‘best available techniques’ (BAT).

Additional requirements include:

  • A Degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences.
  • A Professional membership of relevant bodies in order to keep up to date with the latest standards.
  • A detailed understanding of project management approaches. The work requires good project management skills to ensure the correct information is provided within the statutory timescales.
  • Knowledge of legal reporting requirements for example waste return, energy efficiency, permit requirements


Who we are

SUEZ recycling and recovery UK is a forward-thinking company recognised as one of the top places in the UK to work.

In 2022 we were awarded by Best companies as one of the top 25 companies in the UK for employee engagement. As well as our competitive salaries and benefit packages we are able to offer long-term career development within a friendly and supportive environment.

By joining us, you will help to safeguard the environment and the public through essential waste and water management services, contribute to the sustainable development of communities, businesses, and regions, and promote the emerging low-carbon circular economy.

With our collaborative engaging culture, our employees join us and grow with us. We believe creativity, clear communication and our drive for excellence are the keys to our success.

SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK is an equal opportunities employer. To find out more or apply, please complete the application form, and attach your CV. If you apply for any of our vacancies and do not receive an automated response within 24 hours of submitting your application, please email us at

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