Senior Environmental Advisor

Blargoans Ltd have a 12-month contract opportunity for a Senior Environmental Advisor to work within our client’s facility in Caithness.

Job Description

The purpose of the post is to provide environmental support to the Client that promotes and documents compliance with environmental legislation and adherence to the environmental safety strategy. The Job Holder is responsible for deploying the site’s environmental safety strategy and delivering environmental advice to projects site-wide.

Main Responsibilities

The Job Holder will:

  • Support the implementation of improvements in the Environmental Management System.
  • Act as a key stakeholder in a range of environmental processes, including DMRs, HAZOPs, UNOR investigations to implement management systems, standards and procedures.
  • Coordinate the provision of environmental advice to facilities and project teams.
  • Coordinate and produce environmental documentation in line with legislative and project requirements, including aspects assessments, BPM assessments and environmental support files.
  • Coordinate and provide specialist environmental support to interface with SEPA on behalf of facilities and project teams.
  • Review and report on the efficacy of environmental arrangements and resources in their area.
  • Establish and report on internal checks and protocols for the environmental arrangements in their area.
  • Participate in arrangements for the sharing of environmental knowledge and support to other site environmental specialists.
  • Mentor environmental advisors on issues of continuing professional development, matters relating to regulatory compliance and environmental issues.
  • Produce and deliver site and plant specific environment process and awareness training.
  • Coordinate and deliver specified tasks from the Client’s plan.
  • Coordinate technical secretarial support to relevant environmental committees where required.
  • Represent the Client at internal and external forums.
  • Manage personnel as a line manager
  • Perform the responsibilities of Management Appointments relevant to post. Be appointed to RWA Corporate Body


Desirable Attributes and Experience

Degree in Environmental Studies or equivalent qualification plus experience.

Experience: 5 years Environmental Advisor experience

detailed understanding of Scottish Environmental Legislation relevant to a nuclear decommissioning facility

Excellent communication skills

Experience in the following areas:

  • conducting optioneering assessments and authoring BPM documents (or equivalent)
  • working within engineering systems and sub-systems and understanding environment impacts resulting from operation of these systems
  • complying with Environmental Permits (preferably EASR18)
  • engaging with operations and maintenance staff to ensure environmental compliance and achieve best practice where appropriate
  • engaging with Environmental Regulators


Terms and Conditions

Basic Annual Income – £37,935 – £65,223, overtime rates apply as standard – Salary dependent on experience

37.9 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Annual Holiday Entitlement: 25 days annual leave, 8 public holidays, 2.5 privilege holidays.

12 Month Contract

SC Clearance will be required for this position



Closing date for CV applications will be on Monday 8th December 2021 @ 12noon

To apply email CV and covering letter to

For further information please contact: Caroline Hay – 01847 851200 with reference BL22413



Blargoans Limited operates as a locally based employment business for temporary/contract recruitment and an employment agency for permanent recruitment for technical and professional roles to the Engineering, Office & Commercial Industries.