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Environment and Industrial Risk Advisor

SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK
South East Region
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

Job Details

Are you a qualified Environmental Risk Advisor, with current up to date knowledge of all industry ISO standards?

Does your experience include providing operational support and guidance, ensuring compliance, managing defects, reporting and management system maintenance?

When you join SUEZ, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management. You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

About the Role

  • £35,007 per year + Car / Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
  • Can be based anywhere in the UK, but must possess a valid UK Driving Licence.
  • Offered on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave.  

What will I be doing as an EIR Advisor?

You will provide a regional focal point for EIR best practice, giving advice, guidance, support and recommendations to the Operational Teams to ensure a process of continual improvement and that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with environmental permits, legislation, EIR Management Guidelines and relevant ISO and BS standards.

This will involve environment & industrial risk compliance and support for all areas of the business, including Energy, Landfill, Processing, Industrial & Commercial and Municipal.

Core elements of the role will be to:

  • Assist in the management and update of the Group IRM (Insurance Risk Management) platform for the UK, including remote support to other EIR team members
  • Work with operational teams in the management of defects as identified and to track that defects are rectified appropriately.
  • Be point of contact with the Regulator, to review compliance assessment reports and permit breaches, and to assist in notifications when required.
  • Assist in compiling and submitting annual reports and waste returns to EA (as well as any other report as required by the Environmental Permit).
  • Obtain and collate data from installations required for the compilation of the Pollution Inventory Report in February each year.
  • Produce management plans (Fire Prevention Plan – FPP, Odour Management Plan - OMP, Site Management Plan - SMP and Monitoring Management Plan - MMP) which accurately reflect regulatory requirements.
  • Providing data to line management in order to facilitate the production of monthly reports.
  • Central to the role is making sure SUEZ comply with all statutory and corporate environmental monitoring and reporting requirements, through liaison with the report writing team and the regionally based monitoring teams, investigating significant breaches of environment permits and evaluating the full environment and financial impacts of such breaches.
  • From this you will be able to provide advice and guidance on incident management to reduce the risk of pollution to the environment.

What are the requirements/qualifications?

It is essential for you to have experience of writing, reviewing and maintaining Management Systems, with a current up to date  knowledge of activities within the industry, to ensure sustained accreditation to ISO 9000, 14000 and 18000 standards, so that Environment permits can be undertaken to ‘best available techniques’ (BAT).

Additional requirements include:

  • A Degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences.
  • A Professional membership of relevant bodies in order to keep up to date with the latest standards.
  • A detailed understanding of project management approaches.
  • The work requires good project management skills to ensure the correct information is provided within the statutory timescales.
  • Knowledge of legal reporting requirements for example waste return, energy efficiency, permit requirements 

Who we are

At SUEZ the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the globe is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services.

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all.   








We are at the dawn of the resource revolution. Faced with global population growth, increasing urbanisation and climate change, it is essential to radically change how our resources are managed and used.  SUEZ uses innovation and collaboration to implement smart and sustainable resource management solutions: optimising how water is used thanks to information technologies, creating alternative water resources, recycling and recovering energy from waste.

The Group supplies drinking water to 92 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 65 million people, collects waste from almost 50 million people, recovers 14 million tonnes of waste per year and generates 5,138 GWh of local and renewable energy. 

From the outset, protecting the environment has been at the heart of what we do. Environmental responsibility is embedded in our business model and strategy as we sustain the value of resources, conserve natural capital and enable the low-carbon economy.

Our values – notably, commitment to the environment – underline this. In all our services, we strive to go beyond regulatory compliance by surpassing environmental standards wherever we operate, reducing our resource use and decarbonising our activities.

In the UK, we are investing in new facilities and advancing technologies such as waste gasification, anaerobic digestion and smart management of water networks, including advanced energy software.

The sustainable value we are creating is significant. Over a year, from waste alone, we generate: 

  • 1.7 million megawatt hours of electricity 
  • 71,000 tonnes of compost from green and food waste 
  • 700,000 tonnes of alternative fuels

Our passion for the environment is enacted through our work, but also biodiversity action plans with measures to encourage plant and wildlife at all our sites.

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