Environmental Specialist



Job Type:  Full Time
Department:  Gas Transmission
Job Function:  Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience
Job posting date:  24 Nov 2023

Environmental Specialist- UK Wide - £49,310 - £62,399 + Company Car

What the world needs now… is a clean energy future that works for everyone. What we need now… are the people who can make it happen. Is it you? 


As the Environmental Specialist you will deliver cost effective, efficient, customer focused solutions to drive performance and continuous improvement on construction projects for Operations and National Gas Services whilst helping to embed a robust environmental sustainability culture that is consistent with National Gas objectives. 


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to get involved in the energy revolution and directly contribute to UK meeting its Net Zero targets as we continue to explore the use of Hydrogen in our NTS. 


You will drive a team culture of environmental and sustainability awareness and compliance in all work activities in line with National Gas Policies and Procedures. You will provide support and advice to operational sites and projects – identifying risks and opportunities, liaising with stakeholders, identifying any potential significant environmental impacts and risks including environmental/ecological survey and consent requirements. You will develop, manage, and upskill the team around you.


You will undertake environmental site surveys as required throughout the project lifecycle, manage ecological surveys where required and liaise with consents team to ensure the acquisition of consents/permissions in a timely manner or secure consents/permissions directly on behalf of the project team. 


You will provide support incident investigations where required and strive to fulfil the requirements of personal objectives and targets to enhance the performance of the SHE team. 


You will provide practical solutions for the elimination or mitigation of environmental impacts and risks and opportunities to enhance sustainability and produce / review environmental sustainability project documentation such as Project Environmental Management Plans, Carbon Calculators, Biodiversity Net Gain, Sustainability Action Plans, Toolbox talks etc and associated reporting. 


To be successful in this role you will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge and have site-based experience of project planning / delivery in a Construction, Gas, Utilities or similar industry. 


You will have an understanding of Environmental Management Systems including ISO14001 and audit processes and have a detailed understanding of appropriate legislative requirements, company policies and procedures 


You will have excellent customer orientation and communication skills, providing the ability to support / communicate and effectively develop working relationships with staff at all levels with experience of supporting multiple projects simultaneously. 

You will be covering different sites throughout the UK, so willingness to travel to various locations including some overnight stays is expected.


At National Gas we really take the time to understand what you want to achieve out of your role and career, that’s why we encourage people to speak about their personalised development plan early on. This might be developing in your existing role, you might even have your sights set on a higher level position, whatever it is we will give you the support and tools needed to succeed. 

If this feels like you, take a peek at the perks below:

  • A basic salary of up to £62,399, dependent on experience and capability 
  • A 6% bonus based on personal and company performance 
  • Company car 
  • 26 days’ holiday plus statutory holidays – option available to buy extra holiday days 
  • A pension scheme where we double match your contribution (maximum Company contribution of 12%) 
  • Paid expenses for any business travel and accommodation 
  • A flexible benefit scheme where you can opt into a whole host of lifestyle options 
  • Access to employee support, care, and assistance helplines 

About Us

National Gas is one organisation, formed of three businesses – National Gas Transmission, National Gas Services and National Gas Metering. 
We are proud of our role at the heart of Britain's energy system. Our skilled colleagues bring gas to around 23m homes and over 200,000 businesses, including heavy industries and power stations that keep the lights on, all whilst enabling the transition of our network to hydrogen. 
All with the values of Simplicity, Ownership and Progress, and a shared mission to lead a clean energy future for everyone.
We are a flexible working organisation. At National Gas, we are committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We celebrate the different experiences our colleagues bring to our organisation, and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. 


Recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ (2023) today by Great Place to Work® UK!  National Gas Metering has officially ranked 53rd among Medium sized organisations on the list, this is in addition to being ranked 33rd UK’s Best Places to Work for Well Being. We have also won gold in recent industry awards.
The closing date is 17th December, although in some cases I’ll close the ad early.
I’ll respond to every single application.