Environmental Analyst

Job Title:    Environmental Analyst


Position Summary:  We have an opportunity for a graduate to join our organisation as an Environmental Analyst.

This is a new role within Welsh Power, providing the opportunity to work on a diverse range of environmental issues.  This is a highly visible role, working with senior management to manage the impact of environmental legislation and regulation, alongside managing environmental compliance requirements for a portfolio of 26 power plants.

The role will largely be based at our Cardiff city centre offices.  Occasional travel will be required to site and events.

The role will work with all departments in the company, providing support on any matters relating to environmental management.


Organisational Structure:  The Environmental Analyst will be part of the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Team and report to the Legal and Commercial Director.   


Key Accountabilities: 

The Environmental Analyst will undertake various tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Keeping up to date with UK and EU environmental legislation to determine the implications for the energy sector. 
  • Preparing and presenting environmental impact assessments, management plans and development of procedures.
  • Leading on EU ETS scheme (or alternative) including but not limited to permitting requirements, managing the ETSWAP system and coordinating the verification process.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to senior management and staff regarding environmental legislation.
  • Manage and support environmental compliance activities and check policies and procedures are being met. 
  • Assist in the management and maintenance of the Environmental Management System.
  • MCPD air quality/dispersion modelling responsibilities/monitoring.
  • Assisting with any current MCPD compliance testing and leading on future MCPD compliance requirements, including logging and monitoring run hours compliance.
  • Assisting the Health & Safety Manager with maintaining the company's ISO 14001 accreditation.
  • Draft responses to government consultation on Environmental Policy impacting the energy sector.
  • Reporting to and liaising with statutory bodies such as Environmental Agency and Natural Resources Wales.
  • Inspect, audit, analyse and report environmental performance to internal management, external clients and regulatory bodies.
  • Implementing procedures to improve efficiency and compliance.
  • Promote and raise awareness at all levels within Welsh Power. 
  • Be an active member of the Welsh Power HSEQ Committee.


Knowledge, Skills, Attributes and Qualifications:

  • A degree in a science discipline, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Geology or Natural Sciences.
  • Knowledge of environmental legislation.
  • Highly organised with a methodical approach and the confidence to plan and organise workload effectively and accurately working on own initiative and to deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent people skills with a friendly, approachable manner, enjoys working and supporting a team with the initiative to work as an individual at all times.
  • Exceptional attention to detail skills with the ability to work quickly and accurately to a high standard.
  • Someone open-minded and pragmatic - undertake any reasonable task requested by senior management.

This list of duties may be subject to change to meet the future requirements of the business.  As such, it is neither exclusive nor exhaustive.


Other Information: 

  • Full time:  37.5 hours per week.
  • Mondays to Fridays, 9 - 5.30 pm. 


Salary:  Competitive 


Closing Date:  Sunday, 30th June 2019