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Environmental Specialist - Spirax -Sarco

As an Environmental Specialist, you will understand the impacts of industrial activity on the environment and identify ways to manage, minimise or eliminate them.

Please Note: We have 7 Environmental Specialist roles in total across a variety of locations globally. Please select the location(s) you would like to apply for when completing the application form. There are multiple location options for some of the roles which is why there are more than 7 locations listed.

Why Spirax Sarco?

Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc is a multi-national engineering group that has its headquarters in Cheltenham, UK. The Group comprises world-leading engineering businesses: Spirax Sarco and Gestra for steam specialties; Watson-Marlow for niche peristaltic pumps and associated fluid path technologies; and Chromalox and Thermocoax for thermal technologies and industrial heating applications. With our diverse workforce giving us global strength, we serve over 100,000 customers in 130 countries across multiple industries to deliver our Company purpose of engineering a more efficient, safer and sustainable world.

We are looking for sustainability professionals to help us make a difference every day as we work to leave a world to future generations that is better than the one we inherited. As part of our strong commitment to sustainability we are hiring for more than 20 new roles across our Group. These new and exciting positions are going to be essential in helping us to deliver our refreshed Sustainability strategy and to meet the goals and stretching targets we have set.

The environment is critical for sustaining life and supporting economic systems. As a leading engineering businesses, we believe that we have a responsibility to lead the way in reducing the environmental impacts of our own operations and deliver environmental improvements within our local communities. If you believe you have the expertise and passion to help us achieve our vision, we want to hear from you.

One of the roles that is going to be critical to our success is the Environmental Specialist role.

There are 7 vacancies in total in multiple locations globally - US, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, China or India. Specific locations within these markets are listed on the application page.

The Role

As an Environmental Specialist, you will understand the impacts of industrial activity on the environment and identify ways to manage, minimise or eliminate them. You will work to identify and implement environmental improvements across our operations, accelerating progress towards our sustainability goals, including (but not limited to) water, waste and biodiversity management, ensuring compliance with local regulations and in line with best practice environmental management.

The Environmental Specialist role requires you to:

  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of environmental management systems (e.g. ISO 14001), regulatory requirements and compliance
  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation and best practice
  • Work to support the delivery of environmental improvements in our operations, helping the business to deliver a reduction in water consumption, year on year reductions in waste generated, waste hierarchy improvements, elimination of the use of solvent-based paints, and biodiversity improvements in our operations
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop appropriate management systems to ensure that all employees are aware of their statutory duties and responsibilities, and provide advice as and when required
  • Support leadership/management teams to ensure compliance with related Group policies and procedures
  • Build Environmental Management Plans in alignment with Group and local legal requirements
  • Support the development and delivery of water management plans and efficiency programmes
  • Support the review of site waste management arrangements to identify improvement actions which promote the waste hierarchy and support the business in working towards zero waste to landfill
  • Ensure environmental considerations are integrated into risk assessments and site waste management plans
  • Support the submission of timely and accurate environmental data
  • Raise the profile of environmental management on sites and across the organisation
  • Liaise with relevant bodies such as regulatory authorities and certification bodies in relation to environmental compliance, environmental management systems, or the delivery of environmental improvements
  • As required, engage with and co-ordinate external specialists to deliver specific industry led advice, services or other support that contributes to environmental improvements in our operations
  • Working with key stakeholders, reviewing operational and capital investments in relation to environmental risks and opportunities
  • Willingness to work across the region you’re supporting

The Environmental Specialist role will support local teams to:

  • Review environmental information and data to identify trends and areas for improvement
  • Develop and implement campaigns and improvement plans in agreement with the regional leadership
  • Timely completion of regular environmental reporting requirements, in line with company requirements
  • Contribute to the implementation of our Sustainability Strategy
  • Produce environmental plans, procedures and associated documentation/permits or exemptions that are required and ensure they are implemented and integrated into local environmental management systems

The Environmental Specialist role will collaborate with colleagues to:

  • Carry out regular inspections of sites and workplaces to determine whether work is being carried out in accordance with relevant Company policies, procedures and relevant legislation and to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Be the lead technical support for any environmental incident investigations
  • Give advice to Operatives and Managers on environmental issues improving workforce awareness, knowledge and competency of environmental issues through tool box talks, town halls and workshops during site visits
  • Develop and implement environmental management systems such as ISO 14001

About You

Experience and qualifications

  • Degree level qualification in a related subject, such as Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management or similar
  • Proven experience in environmental management
  • Current (or clear timeline to achieving) Practitioner Membership of a relevant professional body, such as the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) or local alternative   
  • Experience with wide range of environmental permits and licences (water and/or built environment) is desirable.
  • Experience with working with manufacturing sites to improve their environmental management
  • Experience in the development and/or delivery of environmental guidance notes, operational control procedures and awareness campaign materials

Skills and strengths:

  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability and experience of applying these to deliver sustainability improvements
  • A proven ability to identify, analyse and objectively solve problems
  • Good inter-personal skills, with an ability to develop relationships at all levels of the organisation and drive change using influence, including training on environment related topics
  • Results driven, self-motivated and able to work well individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to prepare high quality written documentation
  • Willingness to provide guidance and constructive feedback to colleagues on environmental management issues
  • Ability to work across either multiple sites or geographies
  • Passion to drive positive change
  • A strong alignment to our values (Collaboration, Customer Focus, Respect, Safety, Excellence & Integrity)

Closing Date 18th June 2021

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