Senior Environmental Specialist

BAE Systems
Portsmouth, United Kingdom; Homeworking
Circa £45,000 + benefits
12 Sep 2023
22 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Environmental Specialist

Location: Filton, Frimley, Weymouth, Portsmouth, Plymouth or Barrow-in-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary - Circa £45,000

What you’ll be doing:

How do you make a submarine combat system environmentally sustainable? The challenge we face each day at BAE Systems as we progress the design build of multiple submarine programmes. Here at BAE Systems Submarines we have a team of environmental specialists within each of the programmes providing environmental advice, support, guidance, and instruction to ensure that environmental considerations and requirements are embedded and achieved.

As a Senior Environmental Specialist. You will be involved in a wide remit of environmental activities with responsibility for gathering, assessing, and reporting the environmental information that will help demonstrate the environmental case for each submarine combat system. You’ll contribute to report production by providing sound environmental and technical justifications.

You’ll provide sound and clear environmental guidance to projects stakeholders. You’ll implement our Design for the Environment process or the MoD’s POEMS process dependent on the customer requirements, looking for opportunities to minimise and mitigate environmental impacts and risks through design.

Your skills and experiences:


• Understanding of environmental assessment and ability to consider and assess environmental aspects across the lifecycle

• Ability to evaluate environmental and technical data and provide environmental guidance to others

• Good report writing/presentation skills and ability to develop and convey environmental justifications

• Knowledge of Environmental Management Systems and Plans - e.g. ISO 140001, POEMS

• Key contributor to the successful delivery of environmental projects


• Experience within Defence and/or Engineering sector

• Good stakeholder engagement and influencing skills

• Knowledge of environmental legislation and defence environmental standards

• Good understanding of one or more of the following: Materials Technology, Environmental Legislation, Disposal and/or Net Zero


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Integrated Combat Systems Product Environmental Team:

Your role will form part of the wider Integrated Combat Systems Product Environmental Team and involves work across several programmes including Astute, Dreadnought, Vanguard and SSN-AUKUS under the supervision of the relevant project environmental lead.

As the Senior Environmental Specialist, you will be working across multiple Submarine Programmes at different stages of their lifecycle between initial concept, through manufacturing to delivery to the customer with opportunities to have a positive impact and influence on the submarine’s design and environmental performance. The roles provide a real opportunity to develop diverse skillsets, within a unique industry and across a range of new & existing high-calibre, high-profile projects.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 22 nd September 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.