Principal Environmental Specialist - EMS

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, England, Berkshire
Closing date
6 Jul 2021

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Role: Principal Environmental Specialist - EMS

Closing date: 28th June 2021

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Salary: AWE offers a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent).

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

AWE plays a crucial role in nuclear defence, providing the warheads for the UK's nuclear deterrent. What we do is unique and so are the people who work here.

AWE is currently recruiting for a Principal Environmental Specialist, with a strong background in ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems. The role will involve leading, managing and developing a team of between 3-6 Environmental Specialists, ensuring that the team is deployed effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of our Customer and the wider business.

The team coordinates and delivers the day-to-day management of AWE's ISO14001 accredited Environmental Management System. This includes but is not limited to,

  • Maintaining Company policies and standards in line with current legislation and Company ambitions,
  • Coordination and undertaking of assurance activities,
  • Leading on aspects of AWE's Environmental Sustainability Strategy and provision of subject matter expertise to the wider business for several environmental aspects (incl. ecology, chemical management and REACH).
  • A significant portion of your role will include completing tasks as the Principal Lead for AWE's Environmental Management System, which includes liaison with various stakeholders both internally and externally, to maintain AWE's ISO14001 accreditation.

To be successful in this role you will have extensive experience of several of the following areas (gained within or outside AWE): Environmental Management Systems, Environmental assessments, ISO14001, Policies and Legislation, Sustainability and/or Operations.

Degree in an environmental science or management based subject or vocational qualification (HND or equivalent) and/or commensurate practical experience.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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