Sizewell C. The power of good for Britain.



Location: Based in our London or Suffolk office with occasional travel to the Sizewell C site + some hybrid working available 


Employment type: Permanent 




Salary: Circa £55,000 + benefits + bonus 


Closing date: 19th April 2024













The Opportunity

Are you looking for a career which is rewarding, at the cutting edge of project development and where you can really make a difference? Come and join our expanding Sizewell C (SZC) team and work on one of the most exciting and largest megaprojects in the UK, whilst being at the forefront of the UK’s climate change agenda and energy policy. Following on from the success of Hinkley Point C (HPC), the SZC Project is a nuclear new build project in Suffolk, which has obtained planning approval and Government financing support. The project is now seeking private investment with a view to start construction in 2024. When completed, it will provide dependable electricity to 6 million homes for 60 years, which along with renewables, will support Britain to achieve Net Zero by 2050.


We now have an exciting opportunity for an Environmental & Consents Engineer to join the SZC Project.  


The Role


Construction Permitting is integral to delivery of the SZC project overall. A range of permits, consents and licenses are required for the main construction activities and for the enabling activities which precede them.


The Civil Works Programme (CWP) comprises a scope of work valued at circa £9bn (point estimate excluding Fee, Estimating Uncertainty and Risk and at 2022 prices) and this has been divided into three delivery Sub-programmes and these are as follows.


  • Enabling & Earthworks
  • Marine & Tunnelling
  • Main Civils & Ancillary Works


The Environmental and Sustainability Assurance function within the SZC’s Civil Works Programme (CWP) is the focal point within the CWP management team for the integration, coordination, and timely achievement of the necessary approvals to enable on-time delivery of the CWP.


This role will enable a key golden thread from by integrating across design teams (procured by CWP from SZC’s Design Supply Chain) through to the Clients Consenting team through to delivery undertaken by the Civil Works Alliance (CWA).




This role will also enable functional assurance, integration, interface management and technical support on environmental and sustainability matters relevant to the CWP’s programme and project management direction in regard to compliance.


Reporting to the CWP Environmental Consents and Sustainability Lead, the Environmental Consents Interface manager will manage and co-ordinate the program for delivery of the relevant work streams in support of Sizewell C obtaining construction environmental permits, consents, and licenses associated with the activities necessary to deliver CWP scope.


This post requires a high level of technical engagement between designers and contractors within the CWP, CWA and the SZC Environment Team and will also include regulatory engagement.



Reporting to the CWP Environmental Consents & Sustainability Lead, this role will co-ordinate the delivery of the relevant work streams in support of construction environmental permits, consents, and licenses.


This includes the following responsibilities:


  • Responsible for co-ordinating and informing the timed phased delivery of information required to support the permitting process (i.e., phased release of design and procurement information to enable permits to progress ‘as early as possible’ etc).
  • Responsible for the monitoring and reporting of construction environmental permits, consents and licences within the CWP.
  • Identifying risks, issues and opportunities relating to construction environmental permits, consents and licences.
  • Developing professional working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including the CWA, Environment Teams, Planning Team, Site Construction Team, Internal Regulation, Contractors, and Regulators.

The Skills

You’ll ideally have a proven knowledge and in depth understanding of the challenges faced in construction environmental permitting in a complex engineering, major infrastructure project.


Previous experience in horizon scanning and overcoming challenges through innovative mitigations would be beneficial.


You’ll have strong knowledge of environmental regulators and how they might interact on complex projects/in environmentally sensitive locations.


You’ll have strong project manage experience along with leadership and strong communication skills.


Having Previous experience in environmental / construction consenting, permitting, licensing on a complex engineering, major infrastructure projects is essential.


If the above sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!


A full job description is available on application.


Power in Diversity

Sizewell C is a great place to work, where everyone is welcome.


To fulfil our commitment of doing the power of good for Britain, our ambition is to have a workforce which reflects and benefits the society we are part of and serve.  Every worker on SZC, wherever they are, should help to create and experience the right environment where everyone on the team understands, respects and embraces diversity with a culture where everyone is treated with equal respect and are all given equal access to opportunities.  By valuing the different points of view and experiences that having a diverse team brings, and by fostering an inclusive climate, we will create a great place to work and a more successful project.   



We create the right environment where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work. Whilst working together there is mutual trust and appreciation created through the building of meaningful relationships with one another, aligned with our key values:


Respect: Value the rules and environment in which we operate

Positivity: Positively challenge poor quality and performance

Humility: Be open to other’s points of view and ideas, be willing to debate and to compromise

Solidarity: One team, working closely together and helping each other

Clarity: Communicate clearly and consistently


Everyone is able to get the most from their work and the workplace, and in return, give their best.


Competitive Salary and Benefits

We’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives and we’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. 


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, discounts and employee pricing.  

Please let us know if you’d like to discuss flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.








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