Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Environmental Managers


Job Description:

We employ over 1500 people and have an annual spend of c. £3.5 billion.

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

You will be based out of the location listed above in the advert, however, the SDA supports Smarter working, which empowers you to make decisions about when, where and how you work.

Job description

Environmental Protection, Climate Change & Sustainability are key areas which we are seeking enthusiastic and professional Environmental Managers here at the SDA to lead and deliver against our challenges and opportunities.

We have significant programmes underway in the areas of net zero carbon, sustainability and addressing the threats from climate change. As an Environmental Manager within the SDA, you will be instrumental in supporting our activities in the aforementioned areas; producing, maintaining and supporting environmental cases across our broad portfolio of activities and ensuring a positive culture is maintained with clear focus on people, submarine and environmental protection.


There are a number of posts across the organisation where your existing skills and expertise will be matched to provide immediate benefit, within an environment where your aspirations for further development and training can be realised.

You will be working in support of the most complex artefacts on the planet, which include end-to-end lifecycle activities associated with nuclear submarines and the supporting infrastructure. Specific responsibilities would include, but not limited, to one or more of the following:

* Management and governance of the Environmental and Sustainability Management System
* Environmental Case production, maintenance and management
* Co-ordinating inputs from Approving and Technical Authorities
* Identification of environmental risks throughout the entire lifecycle of the submarine programme and documenting environmental impacts from concept to disposal
* Supporting the business drive towards Net Zero Carbon
* Embedding climate change and sustainability into work activities

Due to the nature of the project involved, this role will require applicants to be sole UK Nationals. Please also note that these posts are located at either Barrow-in-Furness or Bristol.

If based at Barrow-in-Furness, this role offers successful applicants the following:
External Applicants: First Appointment Expenses up to a limit of £8,000
Internal Applicants: Internal Applicants will be eligible for full relocation expenses

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* Hold a relevant Level 4 (or higher) qualification in an Engineering or related subject, or equivalent experience in industry
* Demonstrable experience of providing technical advice and leading the delivery of successful outcomes in environmental management and minimising environmental harm
* A good depth and breadth of technical engineering experience in your own specialism
* Hold full membership of an environmental society or institution, or able to demonstrate equivalent relevant experience

It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

* Experience within a regulated industry such as Maritime, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Nuclear, Petrochemical, or similar

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Formulate Env policy and procedures
* Implementation of policy and procedures
* Communicating and influencing
* Leadership

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee's ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S - and it's one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

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  • Industry Sector Other

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