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Senior Environment Specialist (Operational and Project Support)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£45000 - £65000 per annum + market leading benefits
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Senior Environment Specialists (Operational and Project Support)

This is an exciting time for AWE as we look for an experienced environmental professional to support our production operational facilities. We operate in a highly regulated industry that requires experienced and competent environmental professionals to work at the heart of our business providing advice, guidance and support to help achieve our environmental commitments.

The team you will join is part of the wider Environment Team supporting all business activities and specifically has the responsibility of supporting operations in the facilities, covering both nuclear and non nuclear operations. Working directly with the facility leadership you will support and direct the facilities in ensuring that their operations remain compliant with our environmental permits, our Environmental Management System and our Sustainability goals.

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,420.00 - 67,040.00 per annum (dependent on skills and level of experience)

Closing Date: 1st July 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)
  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle.
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site.

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.
  • Undertake walkthroughs inspections, audits and investigations.
  • Seek opportunities for improvements and to learn from experience.
  • Develop and proactively manage the interface/relationship with all 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 Industry with the view to continue and progress with your career with a unique, challenging, and exciting organisation. You will have experience in delivering Permit and Environmental Management System compliance to an organisation, preferably in an operational capacity. Previous experience of working in the nuclear industry is desirable but not a requirement as training will be provided.




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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