U.K. nationals: NPS Permitting Officer 2 (Water Team)

Environment Agency
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Not Specified

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Job description  

Being a Permitting Officer is an important role at the Environment Agency. You’ll join one of our national water resources permitting teams and you’ll help create a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. You’ll assess a variety of applications for water resources licences across the country. You will carry out technical assessments and communicate with customers and other environmental bodies. You will issue licences in line with relevant legislation and guidance.

The role can be challenging, requiring you to manage a busy workload, consider new technologies, unusual locations and environmental sensitivities. The permitting process is well defined and training, mentoring and coaching is available, helping you become confident in the role. There is the opportunity for you to specialise in certain topics and be in control of your own development and career path.

For a full description and further information please download the candidate information pack on our website https://environmentagencyjobs.tal.net/vx/appcentre-1/candidate/ searching for job title: Permitting Officer.
 

The team  

Environment Agency permitting teams’ primary role is to protect the environment and support economic growth through the environmental permits and licences we issue. Additional areas of work include providing advice and guidance to our internal and external customers and supporting other functions at the Environment Agency, including flooding and environmental incident response.

You will work with a team of permitting officers doing similar work, based at our Quadrant 2 office in Sheffield.
 

Experience/skills required  

You’ll ideally have some experience in a customer-focused role and be used to managing multiple pieces of work to different deadlines. You will be interested in the environment and be keen to protect it by regulating potentially damaging activities. This may mean dealing with complex and difficult situations and be comfortable working to challenging targets.

Whilst relevant work experience would is an advantage, it’s much less important than your ability to demonstrate the key skills we’re looking for:

• organise and prioritise a large workload
• time management
• adapt communication style to suit audience
• make sound and timely decisions
• integrate into a team
• competent with a computer
• enjoy working in an office
• be passionate about the environment

Please do not be put off applying if you don’t have a degree or other qualification because we will provide you with all the training you’ll need.

Contact and additional information  

For a full description and further information please download the candidate information pack on our website https://environmentagencyjobs.tal.net/vx/appcentre-1/candidate/ searching for job title: Permitting Officer.

We’re committed to reflecting the diverse communities we serve and welcome applications from everyone.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 02/03/2020.

As part of the interview process you are required to complete a written technical assessment that you will be given on the day.

Your non-negotiable starting salary will be £23,248

For further information, please contact Simon Grantham on 0203 0258309 or email

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Closing Date:  

08/02/2020, 23:55 hours