RSK Group plc

Senior Waste Management Consultant

Contract Type
UK Wide
£commensurate with experience


RSK’s EHS Compliance team is a fast paced business which is part of a larger group of EHS professionals, with no two days the same. A typical day may include business development meetings; development of EHS operational management systems; auditing of client premises; supporting development clients through the planning process; development and delivery of training and specific legislative compliance support and advice both in the UK and abroad.


The company now has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Waste Management Consultant to join the team in the Northwest.  Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of development projects throughout the UK.


The RSK Group plc has a wide portfolio of clients in a number of sectors including rail, transport, water and property. In addition, we are particularly proud of the work that we have undertaken in the nuclear sector where over the last 3 years we have undertaken preliminary and main/intermediate phase site investigations at Hinckley Point and Wylfa on Anglesey. In 2014 the team were heavily involved in the detailed onshore ground investigation of the nuclear new-build at Wylfa, Anglesey culminating in winning Ground Investigation Project of the Year at the 2015 Ground Engineering Awards.


Senior Waste Management Consultant – Manchester or Cheshire preferred but any UK office considered


A Senior Waste Management Consultant is responsible for undertaking a variety of project, business development and training activities across the RSK Group of companies. These may include, applications for environmental permits, waste auditing, preparation of waste management plans and providing advice on compliance with waste management legislation and internal and external training and advice relating to other environmental disciplines (eg. environmental management systems). All project work must be carried out with due diligence, adherence to RSK internal procedures & completed within the given cost budgets and timescales agreed with the client.  Good communication is required to inform/liaise with the client periodically with updates & any issues raised.  It is expected that employees working at this grade will have project management and finance skills, be client facing, self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, and work well within a team environment. 




  • Undertaking and managing environmental permit applications, variations and surrenders for various types of waste facilities (including landfill sites)
  • Constructing waste recovery plans, preparing documentation to support End of Waste and WRAP protocol and advising on Waste Exemptions
  • Undertaking waste compliance audits and providing innovative solutions to issues relating to waste management and disposal
  • Providing technical authorship for the waste aspects of EIAs, NSIPs and other planning applications
  • Providing internal and external training relating to waste legislation
  • Undertaking Project Management duties and resolving any technical issues
  • Writing factual and interpretative reports

Person specification:


  • BSc degree level qualified in Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Science / Management or a related subject essential
  • Understanding of waste legislation and policy in the UK essential
  • Knowledge of and significant experience in environmental (waste) permitting and management systems relating to various types of waste facilities essential
  • Experience of undertaking waste compliance audits and providing guidance on waste legislation essential
  • Ability to liaise with regulators, clients and suppliers essential
  • Experience of preparing waste strategies, waste management plans and site waste management plans essential
  • Experience of developing the waste aspects of environmental management systems and Environmental Impact Assessments essential
  • Experience of undertaking waste assessments in compliance with WM3 desirable
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice and WRAP aggregates protocol desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prepared to work as part of a team or as an individual
  • Candidates must be willing to spend some of their working days away from the office at meetings, on site and away from home at times.
  • Full UK driving licence. 

Salary and benefits:


  • £depending on experience
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and as a corporate member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management we are committed to supporting candidates through the Pathway to Chartership.

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.


For more information please call Kate Pine, HR Advisor on 01928 728156 or email


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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