Waste Management Offio

 £27,373 -  £39,343
Closing date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 23:00
Scottish Water

Scottish Water is looking to recruit a professional, dynamic and enthusiastic individual to work in the Waste Services Team within the CSD function of Waste Water Operations as a Waste Management Officer in our Inverness Office.

Working at Scottish Water

We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people €™s differences. In 2016 we won the award for "Best Workplace of the Year" at the Hr NETWORK Awards, which recognised the enthusiasm, commitment and pride of our employees in working for Scottish Water. 

We were also awarded  €œFair Work Employer of the Year € at the 2016 Scottish Business Awards, gaining recognition for creating jobs and a working environment where employees can thrive and achieve excellence. We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.

You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

About the Role

This role will involve a number of activities and responsibilities associated with biosolids recycling. As a Waste Management Officer you will have responsibility for managing and co-ordinating operational sites specifically in the Highlands and Islands geographical area related to biosolids recycling, ensuring that suitable outlets have been sourced, soils sampled and tested and have all the applicable regulatory processes and procedures in place. The role holder will require to focus proactively on actively seeking landbank outlets within the agricultural community for Scottish Water to recycle biosolids that conform to the Water UK Biosolids Assurance Scheme (BAS) standard.  The role holder will be invloved in liaison and communicating with a number of stakeholders and clients who receive and have associations with the biosolids products.

Key Accountabilities/Tasks

  • Maintaining and expanding a portfolio of landbank for the suitability of recycling biosolids that meets the Safe Sludge Matrix requirements whilst ensuring excellent customer service
  • The role holder will be responsible for working with the agricultural community and related suppliers to ensure that outlets are secure and resilient for accepting biosolids materials. This will also include attending local agricultural and trade shows.
  • Assist with maintaining compliance with the Water UK BAS standard
  • Co-ordinate and managing a contractor base ensuring biosolids are transported and recycled in accordance with all Regulatory and procedural requirements.
  • Financial monitoring of budgets and KPI reporting
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with all waste management activities including those that are associated with Overall Performance Assessment (OPA)
  • Provide technical knowledge, guidance and marketability on all matters relating to biosolids management with an emphasis in promoting and providing the beneficial use of biosolids to current and potential clients.
  • Assist with preparing the annual Sludge Register and working closely with all Regulators associated with biosolids recycling.

Essential Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required

Essential skills and experience required would include being an excellent communicator, customer focussed with good organisational skills to delivers results by effective planning and prioritising.  A team player who involves others and values input while seeking out opportunities for self-development. You will need excellent analytical skills as well as the ability to listen and understand, and gain further technical knowledge in the role. Furthermore, you will need good working knowledge of MS Office.

Desirable Skills , Knowledge & Experience Required

It would be preferential for the successful applicant to have a skills set, knowledge and experience of working in agriculture and agronomy, working with customers` in the agricultural community, an understanding of the regulatory requirements of biosolids recycling. It would be beneficial if the succesful role holder was Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme (FACTS) trained with some background in soil science and agronomy. Further development both formal and infomal will be provided.  A valid and clean UK driving licence is essential for this role.

This post is being advertised on a permanent basis and you will work 37 hours per week.

Next Steps

Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK.  Details can be found on our website.

For more information about this role, please contact: Dave Petrie on 07875 879275

The closing date for applications is Monday 24th June 2019

Please note. Direct applications won't be considered. We are not in a position to accept emailed CV €™s.


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