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Environmental Quality Officer - Air Quality

Employer
Buckingham Futures
Location
London (Greater)
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Sector
Environmental Protection
Function
Consultant
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Buckingham Futures have an excellent opportunity in London for a Environmental Quality Officer - Air Quality.

 

Salary: Competitive

Start Date: ASAP

Shift Pattern: 36 hours per week / Hybrid at least 3 days in office

Main Duties:

·       Maintain up-to-date knowledge of air, water and land pollution to uphold competencies, skills and awareness of current best practice.

·       Work across all aspects of the team’s work in relation to monitoring and improving air quality and assist with overseeing implementation of the Council’s Air Quality Action Plan.

·       Deal with the review of planning applications, processing of applications (for example for Part B processes), notifications, Environmental Permits, referrals, consultations or schemes, carry out reviews and give approval, as directed using any powers that have been delegated in line with the grade and post.

·       Work in accordance with legislation, codes of practice, Council policies, procedures, protocols, guidance and good professional practice.  Ensure all records and data are properly handled to ensure that confidentiality, continuity, evidence integrity, data quality, data protection and requests for information requirements are observed.  Recommend any changes to relevant policies or procedures to the Team Manager as appropriate. Contribute to the development of the Service Plan and individual team plans and deliver services to residents and businesses as directed by those.

·       Deal with the preparation, interpretation and presentation of clear, accurate and timely reports, documents, schedules of work, spreadsheets, data analysis.

·       Provide a high level of customer care and quality, sound, timely and accurate professional advice, guidance and information about any work matter, to residents and other customers or colleagues and Members of the Council, treating them with respect and responding appropriately and sensitively to diverse cultural and social needs/expectations.

·       Maintain records of activities undertaken in accordance with service requirements, statutory notices, inputting and maintaining information held on databases used by the Service.

·       Represent the Service at meetings with both internal and external partnerships, work with a range of stakeholders including environmental consultants, other local authorities and key organisations and residents to ensure we are meeting their needs. Promote partnership working to achieve Service objectives.

·       Undertake consistent, proportionate, targeted, accountable and transparent action, in accordance with best practice advice and guidance and policies, to resolve any identified non-compliances.

·       Develop, implement, and enforce environmental and air quality related policies, using specialist technical skills and knowledge to protect residents, public and businesses.

·    Give talks at public enquiries, meetings, and exhibitions, as well as ensuring compliance through education, advice, and enforcement.

  1.  Manage and respond to queries relating to air quality, complaints and projects and provide advice and support to other Pollution Regulatory Team Officers including on areas like air quality.

·       Assist with projects and initiatives to ensure that objectives are delivered on time and within budget, including monitoring and evaluating the success of activities against the desired outcomes. Identify any improvements that can be made.

To undertake other duties as directed that are commensurate with the level and responsibilities of the post.

Qualifications:

Essential:

 ü  Degree or equivalent in relevant subject e.g. Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Hydrogeology, Geology, Civil Engineering, etc.

Minimum

ü  A minimum of 2 years professional experience in undertaking ambient air quality monitoring, modelling and assessment and assessing emissions from domestic and industrial combustion plant

Desirable:

All:

ü  Masters or other advanced degree relevant to Air Quality

Membership of the relevant environmental institution is preferable to allow the applicant to achieve a professionally recognised qualification.

If you are interested please call 020 8125 4321 or alternitavely email vanessa@buckinghamfutures.com or mohamed@buckinghamfutures.com or dannika@buckighamfutures.com

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