Senior Environment & Planning Lawyer

Southern Water

Senior Environment & Planning Lawyer

Southern Water

Worthing or Falmer, United Kingdom

Closing Date: 2024-07-19
Employment type: Permanent
Hours: 37 (Mon-Fri)
Salary: Up to £95,000 subject to knowledge and experience

Job Description:

Reporting to Head of Legal, the Senior Environment and Planning Solicitor will providing focused accurate, effective and timely legal advice, analysis and support to the relevant business function on environmental and planning issues to enable the business function to meet/manage its objectives, including:

  • Wide range of BAU predominantly environmental and some planning/consenting legal matters;
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of water resource management;
  • Assisting with the legal aspects of the drought regime;
  • Supporting the Water for Life Hampshire (and related) programme (this is a major programme that relates to water supply demands in Hampshire – see below);
  • Assisting with Environmental Information Regulation queries received from our EIR Officer and responses;
  • Managing external legal resources.

Some strategic input is expected including the setting of policy and recommending improvements to processes and procedures within the area of specialism across the business.

Provide advice (legal and practical) in a clear, useable way enabling others (at whatever level in the business) to immediately understand key facts and issues.

Identify areas of risk for the company in relation to environmental, planning, and related regulatory matters and either directly provide or work with others to implement solutions to manage these risks.

Draft complex legal documents in relation to environmental, planning, and related regulatory matters.

New strategic water sources are necessary in the South East of England, particularly in Hampshire to keep local taps and rivers flowing today and in the future. Our Water Resources Management Plan, and our Water for Life Hampshire programme, will enable us create greater water resilience for our customers and the environment. Between now and 2030 (and beyond), we are investing in substantial infrastructure to improve how we source, treat and supply water across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Person Specification:

  • Qualified solicitor/barrister with post-qualification experience in environmental and planning law and practice (ideally not less than 5 years PQE, but other relevant experience would be considered);
  • Previous experience working on environment issues essential;
  • Technical expert in their field and preferably an acknowledged authority;
  • Knowledge of statutory and environmental regulations within the UK water industry.

Does this opportunity excite you but you’re not 100% sure if you meet all the requirements for the role? Or are you concerned that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t possible given your personal circumstances? Whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution. So why not engage with us and find out more about this role?

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Please note: If you are an existing Southern Water employee, you will need to confirm within your application that your Manager is aware of your application.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be considered.

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