Senior Industry and Waste Regulation Specialist
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours per week
Post number: 200790
As an organisation we support flexible working. This role allows hybrid working (a mix of home and office working) and a working pattern suitable for you can be discussed on appointment if you are successful.
You will be contracted to a NRW office within the place base, of which you will be required to attend for regular meetings, training and for one-to-one meetings with your manager. These will be planned in advance.
The post holder will act as a national expert for one or more of the following highly complex specialisms:
- Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations. (COMAH)
- Refineries and Fuel.
- Ferrous & non-ferrous metals.
- EPR/IED developments.
Protect and enhance the environment by effective and efficient regulation of the most complex or highest risk industrial installations, COMAH sites, RSR sites and waste sites.
Respond in a safe, timely and efficient way to environmental incidents/reports and undertake appropriate investigation work.
Through application of our Regulatory Principles - ensure compliance with regulatory requirements (including working as part of the Competent Authority for COMAH), undertake proportionate enforcement action and achieve tangible multiple benefits from our regulatory interventions.
Your responsibilities will include to:
- Act as the NRW expert national technical lead for specific highly complex sectors or technical issues.
- Act as technical mentor and advisor to team members.
- Participate in the development of teamwork plans and deliver any agreed actions to contribute to business planning and delivery.
- Work with Operators to develop medium-term regulatory strategies for the installations, including engagement with senior managers and executives within companies, to deliver multiple benefits.
- Routinely lead our response to large or contentious cases/issues and act as an account manager for key stakeholders.
- Contribute to sector working and cross-agency sector groups as required to aid adoption of consistent regulatory approaches and the dissemination of good practices to the benefit of the environment. Where appropriate act as NRW lead for specific technical sectors.
- Be required to participate in technical/strategic groups or represent NRW on external forums e.g. UK regulators’ sector groups. These types of groups will agree sector-specific regulatory strategy at a Wales, UK or European level.
- Develop cross-directorate working relationships thereby contributing towards development of any relevant WG industry related policies.
- Work with the Permitting Team to assist the ongoing permit review process in response to BREF updates and publication of BAT Conclusions.
- Interact with other regulatory specialists in NRW to promote consistent regulatory practices.
- Support EPP advisors at operational level.
- Assess compliance at installations, COMAH sites, waste sites and sites handling radioactive substances.
- Respond to incidents and complaints.
- Contribute to a positive health, safety and well-being culture.
- Required to take part in incident response activities
Qualifications, experience and knowledge
You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following:
- Professional membership.
- Experience of working across a wide range of relevant industrial sectors.
- Coaching and mentoring skills.
- Experience of managing contentious issues and community liaison and public engagement activities.
- Good understanding of commercial business processes and pressures.
- Ability to communicate effectively with regulated business and the public, explaining complex issues and gaining support by influencing.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of regulatory and enforcement processes and incident management.
Welsh language requirements
Essential: Level 1 – Able to pronounce Welsh and use basic phrases
Please note if you do not meet the level 1 requirement i.e., ability to understand basic phrases and ability to pronounce Welsh names correctly, then NRW offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal requirements during the course of your employment with us.
Applications to this role will be assessed based on the following competencies, both at shortlisting and interview. Please give examples of how you demonstrate these competencies when completing your application form.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
Evaluation of Information
Decision Making and Autonomy
Communications and Relationships with Others
Responsibility for People
Benefits of working for us
- This role will offer a range of benefits, including:
- Agile and flexible working (role dependent)
- Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
- 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
- Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
- Health and wellbeing benefits and support
- Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose
- Competitive financial rewards to enhance your monthly pay
See full details for all the employee benefits you will receive.
How to apply
Before completing your application, please read our Guidance on completing a job application form
Application closing date: 14 February 2023
Interviews will take place through Microsoft Teams
If you have any queries about the role, please contact Erin Smyth-Evans at email@example.com
Natural Resources Wales embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition.
We welcome and encourage applications from groups currently underrepresented, including women, black and ethnic minority groups and people with a disability. We have a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.