Senior Environmental Specialist

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire
Closing date
14 Feb 2023

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AWE have an exciting opportunity to join our Environmental Team as a Senior Environmental Specialist.

For the last 70 years, AWE has designed, produced, and assured the warheads for the UKs continuous at sea deterrent, as well as support the UK Government in a providing expert advice and services in support of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and nuclear threat reduction. Our mission requires us to deliver unique products and services in a unique environment and we require unique people to help us achieve that.

We operate several sites across the UK with our main sites based in Berkshire. Our activities require us to hold several environmental permits as well as operate under an accredited Environmental Management System. The environment team supports all aspects of the business ensuring compliance, but also embedding sustainable processes into our operations in support of our challenging sustainability targets.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Package -£41,500-£65,600 per annum

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme.
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

As the Senior Environmental Specialists, you will lead and manage tasks to meet business and personal objectives as part of a multi-functional team.

  • Act as the 'intelligent customer' for environmental issues for specific areas across the management hierarchy.
  • Promote the sustainability vision, embed into every day working and win the hearts and minds of AWE personnel.
  • Produce timely and accurate environmental specialist advice, as a subject matter expert to ensure compliance and improve environmental performance.
  • Derive and analyse environmental performance metrics and report accordingly.
  • Undertake walkthroughs inspections, audits and investigations.
  • Seek opportunities for improvements and to learn from experience.
  • Develop and proactively manage the interface/relationship with internal and external regulators/stakeholders.
  • Produce technical documents/ requirements in support of the Environmental Management System (EMS) and ensure compliance with relevant permit requirements.

You will have an established career within Environment with the view to continue and progress with your career with a unique, challenging, and exciting organisation. In return AWE offer an excellent renumeration package, work life balance and the opportunity to work with a variation of projects with other subject matter experts within the industry.

Working within Environment and for AWE is a highly rewarding position that will give you the opportunity to apply your skills and experience in support of AWE's important mission to keep the Nation safe.

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.



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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