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Senior Environment and Sustainability Practitioner (Major Infrastructure Projects)

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Senior Environment and Sustainability Practitioner (Major Infrastructure Projects)
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525
About the role


Here at Babcock, we are looking for Senior Environment and Sustainability Practitioner (Major Infrastructure Projects) within the Environmental Management function to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We are a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.
As the Senior Environment and Sustainability Practitioner, you will be part of the wider Safety Health Environment and Fire (SHEF) Department at Devonport Royal Dockyard. This particular post will be solely working within the Major Infrastructure Projects area of the business. The purpose of the Environmental Management function is to help the organisation constantly improve the management of its environmental aspects and provide an insight into the levels of environmental performance at Devonport. This post will be heavily involved with Contractor performance, and maintaining the standards set by Babcock. A key part of the department is to develop systems and working practices, which lead to improvements in both operational site performance and the overall sustainability of the business.


You will support the Environment Manager in the delivery of environmental management and compliance within Major Infrastructure Projects by preparing reports and suites of information, liaising with Project/Production/Contractors/Equipment Suppliers to overcome or mitigate environmental risks and provide support with technical queries. You will assist with the Environmental Risk Assessment (ENRA) process, carry out Environmental Assurance Inspections and Audits, as well as produce audit reports and support the process of closing any non-conformances or the sharing of positive practices. In addition, you will drive sustainability throughout the organisation through a series of improvement projects.
What do I need to do the role?


You will be qualified to a minimum of HNC in a relevant subject or hold a NEBOSH Diploma. You will have a suitable experience of environmental management in an industrial setting, particularly in the construction industry ideally including demolition. Experience of working with Environmental Management Systems (EMS), particularly those accredited to ISO14001 and experience of working in a marine or dockyard or nuclear environment is desirable.
What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
  • We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock International and Devonport


For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It is why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work. Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
Application Guidance


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we are compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way, which reflects the restrictions we face.


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Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing. It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.


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Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.



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