Environmental Protection Officer

29 Oct 2018
29 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in the Surrey is recruiting for an experienced Environmental Protection Officer on long term contract.


Main purpose of post

  • To ensure that the impact from noise and nuisance, on residents and others, is controlled using appropriate enforcement powers, negotiation and practical knowledge.

Summary of main duties

  • To respond to service requests relating primarily to complex nuisance investigations and planning and licensing consultations.
  • To serve and enforce notices under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974 and other public health legislation to abate noise and nuisance.
  • To follow up and make re-visits where informal or formal action has been taken, checking works in progress, ensuring that the necessary works, etc. have been properly executed in accordance with good practice. To identify those cases where notices have not been complied with.
  • To keep abreast of appropriate legal and technical developments in noise and nuisance.
  • Statutory nuisance, public health, rodent etc complaint work

Qualifications /Training

  • A recognized Degree or Diploma in Environmental Health, and / or;
  • A specific noise qualification (MSc/ Diploma in Acoustics and Noise

Control), and / or;

  • An understanding of environmental legislation and its enforcement.

Experience/ Knowledge/ Skills

  • To have working knowledge of relevant legislation and powers

(i.e. Environmental Protection Act 1990, Control of Pollution Act 1974,

Noise and Statutory Nuisance Act 1993).

  • To have experience of investigating noise complaints and taking appropriate follow up action, preferably on a shift work basis.
  • To have experience of using relevant legislation and powers, i.e. service of statutory notices, court proceedings, etc.
  • Capable of using noise monitoring equipment (e.g. Sound Level Meters, DAT recorders, etc) and sound insulation testing equipment.

To register your interest please email info@buckinghamfutures.com or call us on 020 8732 5450.


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