Position: Hydro Environmental Advisor
Salary: GBP35850 - GBP47346 per annum + plus Car and Annual Bonus
Ref: 523613_1584013893
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 12/03/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Contin/Highlands/North Perthshire

Salary: £35,850 - £47,346 depending on skills and experience + excellent benefits + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time | Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

SSE Renewables is the UK and Ireland's leading renewable energy company. Our aim is to be the largest and most efficient developer of onshore and offshore wind in the UK and Ireland. We drive new growth by identifying, developing, building and operating high quality assets in GB, Ireland and internationally. In order to contribute to a low carbon future, we have committed to treble our current Renewables output by 2030.

What is the Role?

The Environment & Stakeholder Team perform a key role within our Renewable Operations business in ensuring that all our environmental obligations are appropriately implemented and maintained.

As Environmental Advisor for our Hydro Generation fleet in the north of Scotland, you'll be responsible for ensuring that the maintenance and operation of our assets is undertaken in compliance with legal and licensing obligations in addition to industry and best practice standards.

A key element of this role will involve engagement with external stakeholders including district salmon fisheries boards, conservation agencies and landowners ensuring that the interests of the business are protected, and professional relationships are maintained and enhanced.

In addition, you'll provide guidance and advice to our operations, engineering, control room and programmes teams ensuring that environmental risks are identified and mitigated, and that appropriate business processes are followed. This will include undertaking environmental audits and assisting with the maintenance and development of our ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System (EMS).

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you should be degree qualified in an environmental management or ecology related discipline and able to demonstrate extensive relevant experience in a similar discipline.

Due to the specialist nature of this role, were also looking for you to have the following;

- Experience and knowledge of inland fisheries management

- Knowledge of hydrology and catchment management

- Biodiversity project management experience

- Budgetary management experience

- Experience of ISO 14001 and internal auditing

- Experience in hydro generation is preferred but not essential.

- Excellent negotiation skills

- The ability to coordinate stakeholder groups, meetings and events.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

Well let you know the outcome of your job application after the closing date. To discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with Pamela Fleming.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Job Benefits:

plus Car and Annual Bonus