Environmental Control Advisor
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
1d ago


Biffa is looking for an Environmental Control Advisor . This position provides support and assistance to achieve environmental compliance for designated sites.

The role requires environmental data collected for regulatory purposes and company procedures at a number of the Company’s sites, and to assist in ensuring the achievement of legal compliance and the adoption of best practice within the region.


  • 1 Undertake environmental monitoring at designated sites to an agreed standard so as to comply with both internal and external requirements;
  • reviewing trends in environmental data and inspecting site infrastructure.

  • 2 Collation of Environmental costs to provide the Regional Environmental control manager and site management team with information upon which to set budgets for associated sites;
  • and to assist in tracking costs where necessary.

    3 Ensure that all environmental monitoring is completed in accordance with, and fulfils both legislative and internal requirements.

    4 Complete internal and external environmental and permit associated reports for submission to regulatory authorities. Completing these reports in agreed formats and in a timely manner ensuring regulatory compliance.

    5 Ensure that sampling, recording, analysis and recording of environmental monitoring requirements are undertaken as specified by individual sites.

    Assist in the maintenance of Biffa Internal environmental database and monitoring schedules to ensure the validity of the data where required.

    6 Liaise with Environmental Agency, Biffa personnel, contractors, labs, suppliers, customers and general public. To ensure the correct sampling is undertaken the results are discussed with the relevant people and any complaints or concerns re dealt with accordingly.

    7 Assessment of Health and Safety performance and promoting a culture of safety.

    8 Assist in site related projects and provide environmental monitoring cover and leachate treatment plant cover as required.


    The role requires a degree in environmental or a science based discipline or experience to ensure the interpretation and understanding of environmental change and landfill theory within the different sites.

    This level of understanding is paramount to provide the EA and other governing bodies with the knowledge and information required to fulfil the requirement of the associated permit or consent.

    The Environmental Control Advisor is responsible for monitoring, data interpretation, analysis, trending, reporting and circulation of data, LTP cover, Upload / maintain Biffa Internal environmental database and environmental data, maintenance of environmental monitoring infrastructure, comprehensive records, CoTC cover, project management, Health and safety and tracking aspects of environmental spend.

    The role also involves liaising with the EA and other bodies, and providing support and assistance within the division as a whole.

    The role requires excellent time management, organisational and report writing skills due to strict timescales imposed, as well as the ability to communicate at all levels with a number of different internal and external bodies.

    The role is responsible for ensuring sites remain open in relation to potential environmental impact.

    The post holder will assist with the provision of environmental costs including site costs (data sampling and analysis, external contractors, equipment and servicing).

    Additional information covering any potential required boreholes, potential permit reductions or increases, potential for contractors to be required.

    Leachate costs including discharge, sampling, chemicals, servicing and equipment.

    The role requires leachate treatment plant and weighbridge cover as well as administrative work which are also required for permit compliance.


    GCSE Mathematics, English Language and Science based subjects

    A levels Relevant Subject

    Relevant experience

    Full valid manual driving Licence

    Using a Computer and Microsoft programmes

    Data interpretation

    Business financial awareness

    Waste industry legislation

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