Jacobs Waste and Environmental Management Professional in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Waste and Environmental Management Professional


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Our Environment, Maritime and Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management. Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1300 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and India.

To meet our growing UK business needs and future development aspirations we currently have an opportunity for an experienced Waste and Environmental Professional who has a background in environmental legislation and regulation, to be based in our Edinburgh office as part of our Water Environment team.

The successful individual will support a range of projects for clients in major public and private sector organisations in the UK, Ireland and beyondwhere maintaining compliance with environmental regulations is essential. The successful candidate will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing environmental and regulatory input and guidance on the Water Framework Directive, the Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2011, as amended (CAR), Waste Management Licensing regulations and Guidance for Pollution Prevention to support project activities.

  • Supporting clients with obtaining any necessary environmental authorisation, such as CAR licences, waste management licences or exemptions.

  • Writing and reviewing technical reports.

  • Assisting with task and project management to ensure the timely delivery of projects.

  • Providing general environmental support to the wider team.



  • Knowledge of waste and water policies, legislation and guidance in Scotland.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Water Framework Directive.

  • An understanding of the Controlled Activities Regulations and how these regulations are enforced.

  • Knowledge of other environmental regulations such as waste management licensing, pollution prevention and control.

  • Experience of working with regulatory bodies such as SEPA and the Environment Agency.

  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skills.

  • Experience of liaising with project managers.

  • Recognised degree level qualification with a Masters or 2nddegree preferable.


  • Road or Rail infrastructure experience.

  • Environmental consulting experience.

  • Waste management experience, including WAC analysis.

  • Environmental monitoring skills including water quality data analysis and assessment.

  • PPC Management Plan/ WML Working Plan writing and implementation, including actions plans.

  • Secondary skills and interest in the wider waste and water environment sector.

  • UK driving licence.

  • Member of CIWEM, CIWM or another relevant professional body and be working towards Chartership.

Our Culture

At Jacobswe see safety differently - we strive to go ‘BeyondZero’ by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall . We are also Disability Confident Committed ; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com


Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Edinburgh

Req ID: BIA0003XD