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Environmental Engineer, EHS

Newport, UK, United Kingdom | EHS & Sustainability

Job Description

Environmental Engineer should provide a high-quality advisory and support service to all departments of the company on environmental issues. To ensure that the company complies fully with all environmental legislation involved in its activities and continues to maintain environmental certifications.

What you will do:

  • To ensure that a high quality and effective environmental management system is maintained within the company – this role is responsible for overseeing all elements of ISO140001 management for the site.
  • Manage environmental compliance obligations for the site including but not limited to:
    • EPR (Environmental Permitting Regulations)
    • COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards)
    • UK REACH
    • F-Gas Regulations
    • IED (Industrial Emissions Directive)
    • The Hazardous Waste Regulations
    • SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting)
    • Plastic Packaging tax and PRO (Producer Responsibility Obligations)
    • MCERTS
  • To ensure that all members of staff (where appropriate) are kept fully up to date regarding environmental compliance requirements, their duties and how to discharge them.
  • To develop and implement policy documents, documentation, and guidelines to meet the requirements of environmental legislation & best practice.
  • To organise adequate training for current staff, new staff and contractors working on site, including generating appropriate training materials and keeping records of who has been trained.
  • To manage and continually improve an EHS internal auditing program for the site.
  • To maintain links between the company and Natural Resources Wales (NRW), and all other relevant interested parties
  • Point of contact to support the waste management process for the site, including management of the embedded contractor responsible for waste, arranging collections of hazardous waste, as maintaining waste paperwork inc. legal requirements and ensuring that we use appropriate waste companies.
  • To monitor and maintain all Environmental Permits & licenses held by the company such as EPR, ETS, effluent discharge etc. including both regular and emergency reporting requirements.
  • Attendance at various internal review boards to ensure environmental aspects are considered at appropriate project stages and the company maintains compliance.
  • Assist in maintaining the site’s ISO50001 Energy Management certification as well as other energy-related requirements such as CHPQA, ETS, ESOS
  • Maintain an Environmental Aspect Assessment Programme ensuring planning, organisation, control, monitoring, and review measures are in place to minimise the potential for environmental impacts.
  • To examine reports and investigate environmental incidents and report as necessary.
  • To manage environmental improvement projects and coordinate contractors coming to site for example for air emissions sampling.
  • Administrative tasks related to environmental aspects such as maintaining F-Gas certificates for leak inspections and booking in payments for waste activities.

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • BSc in Environmental Science / BSc/BEng in relevant engineering discipline
  • IEMA/NEBOSH Certificate in Environmental Management (minimum AIEMA or equivalent)


  • MSc in Environmental Management
  • Full membership of IEMA (MIEMA)
  • Formal training in ETS (GHG permitting), MCERTS, waste management, Environmental Permitting (EPR), CHPQA
  • CEM (Certified Energy Manager)



  • ≥3 years environmental experience in a manufacturing company.
  • Working knowledge of all elements of ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
  • Working knowledge of current environmental compliance requirements applicable to manufacturing  
  • Environmental audit experience (both internal, and external including duty of care.)


  • Knowledge of sustainability principles
  • Knowledge of Energy Management System (ISO 50001)
  • Knowledge of COMAH as it relates to the environment.

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