Job Opportunity - Officer in Marine Licencing for Natural Resources Wales

Job Role

To determine permit applications in accordance with recognised NRW policy, process, guidance and procedures. Support the Permitting Service and respond to internal and external customer queries.

The post holder will provide expertise to one of these defined regimes:

  • Felling
  • Marine
  • Installations and RSR
  • Species and Carbon
  • Waste
  • Water Quality
  • Water Resources

This role reports to the Team Leader, Marine Permitting and sits within Evidence, Policy and Permitting, as part of the Regulation and Permitting Department.

Job description

Determine the outcome of complex Environmental licence/permit applications through sound decision making for applications for their assigned regime by carrying out appropriate technical assessment in accordance with NRW policies and procedures where available, and issue, refuse or vary permits to time and budget

Determine applications using a range of technical guidance and technical software and/or modelling programmes as required by your assigned regime

Aid technical development of permitting officers within your assigned permitting team, through direct coaching and by supporting the delivery of the Technical Development Framework using your expertise in your related area

Represent the permitting team in your area of expertise on relevant internal technical groups, and internal/external stakeholder meetings

Act as lead for complex permit/licence determinations, including less complex nationally significant infrastructure projects

Co-ordinate and lead in preparing defence in relation to legal challenges against permit decisions

Provide technical support in your subject matter area to operational teams to include pre-application advice and support the delivery of structured training as required

Contribute to improved efficiency and performance of the permitting team, identify opportunities for changes to process and guidance and support a culture of continuous improvement for both your assigned regime and for across regime working

Key Job Qualifications or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the relevant legislation and how it relates to the permitting process
  • Practical experience of assessing relevant licence/permit applications or using them in a compliance role
  • Track record of delivering timely optimal solutions by effective information analysis and risked based decisions
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring skills
  • Experience of customer service delivery and the ability to influence and persuade to achieve environmental outcomes
  • Experience of delivering process improvements/efficiencies

Application closing date: 1 October 2019

For more information and how to apply, visit the natural resources website.

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