09 Nov, 2021

Installations Officer - Control of Major Accidents Hazards (COMAH)

£36,389 yearly
  • Environment Agency
  • North West, England, UK
Chartered Engineer, Controller, Health & Safety Environment

Job Description

Grade: Grade 5

About our agency

If you’re part of the Environment Agency (EA), you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment for generations to come, tackling issues of national importance across a huge variety of disciplines.


The Environment Agency regulates a range of activities that affect the environment, people and the economy. As a COMAH Installations Officer you will have the opportunity to create a better place for people and wildlife through regulation and influence.


Your Role with us

We are looking for two enthusiastic professionals to join our North West Hub Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulatory team as Installations Officers. One position will work from our Preston or Penrith office and one position will work from our Warrington office, however there is flexibility to work from home in both positions.


Your work will involve regulation of high hazard industrial sites under the COMAH regime across a range of sectors such as chemicals, oil and gas and innovative technologies.


You will seek assurance and compliance with the law that risks associated with major accident hazards to the environment are being properly identified and managed.

You will provide clear communication with site operators where compliance has not been achieved and required actions and measures.


Who we’re looking for

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who have practical Industrial, consultancy or regulatory experience, preferably working in or regulating high hazard industry; who can apply their expertise in a pro-active regulatory role.


Good problem solving, communications, engagement and project management skills are essential. This will be combined with good knowledge and experience of process safety legislation, management principles, standards and techniques.


You will hold an honours degree in a science or engineering discipline combined with chartered status or working towards chartered status with a relevant professional institution. The Environment Agency supports professional development to achieve and maintain chartered status.


Your benefits with us

You’ll benefit from a culture that embraces difference and includes everyone, where you’ll feel supported and trusted. We’ll invest in you and enable you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package, including generous annual leave, an excellent pension, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a variety of staff networks.

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