19 May, 2021

Specialist 1

£45,890 - £51,667 yearly
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency
  • Flexible based in one of SEPA Offices
Chartered Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Engineer, Process Engineer Chemicals Energy, Renewables & Nuclear Environment Oil & Gas

Job Description

Every day the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) works to protect and enhance Scotland’s environment helping communities and business thrive within the resources of our planet.  We call this One Planet Prosperity.  The scale of environmental challenge facing humanity is enormous, with a real urgency to act.

Our statutory purpose is clear, that we need to create environmental success in ways that, as far as possible, also create social and economic success.  The two core services we deliver for the people of Scotland are regulation and flood risk management and we have established a strategy for how we will drive change – One Planet Prosperity.

To support this strategy, we are seeking to recruit a Specialist 1 Officer who will be based within our Waste and Industry Team which has the responsibility to regulate major new developments (including innovative technologies) and existing industrial processes, such as oil and natural gas processing facilities, energy from waste plant, waste recovery facilities, power generation and carbon capture, hydrogen, chemicals and other manufacturing plants.

We believe that this is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have practical industrial or regulatory experience who can apply their expertise in a pro-active regulatory role.  Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to build great working relationships and engage effectively with those we regulate, local communities, partner bodies, and other relevant stakeholders.

You can find out more about this role in the Job Descriptions.


Please note that this post requires additional Security Clearance therefore the successful candidate will be expected to undergo additional security checks and vetting. 

SEPA aspires to be a world-class regulator and wants to work with those we regulate to help Scotland move from being a three to a one planet society.  Are you the right person to help us achieve that? If so, we would love to receive your application.


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