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Environmental Engineer

North Newton, Somerset
2 Aug 2022

Job Description

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Boeing Defence UK is looking for an Environmental Engineer based at any of our sites, e.g. Bristol, Yeovil or Milton Keynes with some hybrid working options.

Background Information:

Development of the BDUK Environmental Management capability to meet UK legislative requirements.  Environmental Management is a key UK MOD focus area and a legal requirement detailed within the initial issue (April 2018) of Defence Standard 00-051 (Environmental Management Requirements for Defence Systems).  Environmental Management tasks are becoming a mandatory part of the standard Statement of Requirement from the UK MOD.  Environmental Management requirements and are now applicable to all Defence Contracts. This has been highlighted by our recent success on programmes and proposals, including Autonomous Systems, Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing platforms (including Chinook, AH-64E, P-8A Poseidon, E-7, etc.).

This role will be required to be the technical interface on Environmental Management for the customer and authority bases as well as within BDUK and the wider Boeing Company..  This role will also form the technical interface with suppliers to ensure that appropriate Environmental Management requirements are flowed to these suppliers and sub-contractors, as well as performing review, comment and approval of supplied Environmental Management artefacts.

The role of Environmental Engineer at BDUK:

Provide Environmental Management expertise for BDUK programmes to assist the integration of Environmental Management considerations within the design and development of BDUK Products, Systems and Services.  The successful candidate for this role will be required to support the refinement of a coherent Environmental Management Strategy for BDUK programmes in compliance with relevant legislation and MOD Requirements defined in Defence Standard 00-051, Issue 1, taking due cognisance of the guidance provided within the UK MOD Project Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS).

The successful candidate for this role will represent BDUK and, potentially, the wider Boeing Company at Boeing Environmental Management forums and be the technical point of contact for Environmental Management subject matter experts within the customer or authority delivery teams.

Joining part of a growing team of Environmental and Safety Engineers and reporting to the BDUK Environmental Lead and the System Safety and Environmental Manager, the role has the following key responsibilities:

1.    Assist the EHS team on individual programmes in supporting the BDUK Environmental Management System and to comply with appropriate UK Environmental Management legislation.

2.    Assist the development of Environmental Management strategies appropriate to each project or programme resulting in a cogent Environmental Case which shall include the following, as required by the project or programme-specific Environmental Management Plan or Strategy:

  • Development of Environmental Management Plans

  • Develop a register of relevant Environmental Management standards

  • Identification of Environmental Management stakeholders

  • Produce Environmental Management Feature Matrices

  • Produce Environmental Impact Screening and Scoping Statements

  • Influence the selection, design, usage and disposal of products and services through all relevant life cycle phases

  • Derivation of Environmental Management design requirements

  • Development of Environmental Case Reports

3.    Liaison with other Boeing, customer and supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Environmental Management strategy.

4.    Review of supplier Environmental Management deliverables.

5.    Support Environmental Management Committee and Working Group meetings.

6.    Support customer and supplier Environmental Management meetings.

7.    Provide Environmental Management support to the System Safety programme including support to System Safety Working Groups or other associated meetings.

8.    Present Environmental Management inputs to requirements and design reviews.

9.    Participate in task-level programme planning, estimating and support for Environmental Management activities.

10. Identify risks, issues and opportunities and support the development of mitigation plans.

Required competencies:

  • Experience of Environmental Management

  • A member of or working towards a recognised Environmental Management professional body

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to plan work and develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate Environmental Management status and provide performance visibility

  • Able to effectively execute assigned Environmental Management tasking and seek opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans

  • The role will have significant UK MOD and wider Boeing interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic whilst being strong minded is required. Some UK and US travel may be required

  • The candidate will be required to pass a BPSS to take up this appointment

Highly Desirable competencies:

  • The candidate should be preferably degree qualified

  • Demonstrable experience in the application of Environmental Management in defence programmes

  • Experience of working within the System Safety domain would be considered to be a significant advantage

Work Authorisation: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 675588816-2
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Boeing
  • Location: North Newton, Somerset
  • Salary: On Application