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Our Vacancy

Environmental and Waste Manager

  • Defence
  • Permanent /
  • Glasgow
  • 29/04/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century, and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,500 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Job Description

The Role

KAD Nuclear is seeking to appoint an Environmental and Waste Manager to primarily provided informed environmental advice in delivering construction projects on Clyde Naval base accounting for all environmental compliance obligations.

The position will be based in Glasgow, Scotland.

The role will report to Senior project Managers, but will be expected to interface with all disciplines.


  • Provides informed environmental advice to ensure long-term environmental (including waste) goals are met
  • Arrange and undertake relevant site surveys and develop plans to maximise the environmental potential of our projects
  • Support environmental permit, licence, consent applications.
  • Produce reports and coordinate data to support achievement of Defence Related Environmental Assessment Methodology (DREAM)
  • Oversees the management of contractual aspects to ensure environmental requirements are captured and the management of contractors who perform environmental activities
  • Develops, manages and maintains effective Environmental Management plans, including objectives and targets.
  • Monitor the consumption of electricity, water and waste through recording and analysis of data and report the impact of changes, either from suppliers or following project improvements. Produce reports based on collected data upon request.
  • Ensure oil spills are managed in line with the Oil Spill Response Plan.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with all environmental compliance obligations, including planning conditions, MMO licence conditions and permit conditions.
  • Respond to emergency incidents and support where required.
  • Review and accept contract Environmental Management plans
  • Conduct and report on Environmental Audits
  • Identifies and analyses environmental impacts and contributes to the identification and evaluation of risk reduction measures, ensuring that these are adequately documented and managed
  • Train staff at all levels on environmental issues and responsibilities
  • Raise awareness of best practice with all site personnel and ensure that equipment, processes, training, signage is appropriate for safe and correct disposal of waste, aiming to increase site-wide recycling and decrease quantity of waste produced.
  • Conduct environmental incident investigations and report of findings
  • Work with colleagues at all levels to ensure compliance with relevant UK and EU legislation and regulations and MOD requirements.
  • Liaise with relevant bodies such as local authorities, public bodies and competent bodies
  • Delivery of Environmental campaigns based upon learning from experience and industry best practice.

My profile

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental management, waste, chemistry, or relevant management discipline
  • Relevant professional accreditation (MCIWEM, PIEMA or equivalent)
  • Full Driving License essential
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in Defence and the Construction sector
  • Experience of implementing Defence Related Environmental Assessment Methodology (DREAM)
  • Experience of working with marine regulation, permitting and consents
  • Experience of working in Scotland with Scottish Environmental regulation
  • Experience in contractor procurement
  • Must hold, or be eligible for SC

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Resourceful and well organised
  • Analytical and critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Good IT skills: Microsoft Word, MS Excel, etc
  • Excellent time management.

Can be home/home office based with weekly visits to Glasgow/HMNB Clyde – around 8 days/month. 

Part time role would be considered. 

Must be sole UK National and will need to gain SC Clearance to commence work

Umbrella Contractor (Inside IR35) or Staff only

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme


Hybrid remote/in-office


We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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