Protecting current and future generations is at the heart of RWM’s mission to deliver a geological disposal facility and provide radioactive waste management solutions.

Role description

This is an exciting opportunity for a Principal Environmental Assessment Manager to lead RWM’s statutory environmental permitting and biosphere characterisation/assessment activities. You will provide leadership in the characterisation and assessment of the biosphere and its long-term evolution in support of an Environmental Safety Case.


Within this, the scope of the role will cover:

  • Strategy and programme definition for RWM’s biosphere and environmental sustainability assessment work.
  • Management of the team’s capability development so as to have an appropriate skills balance and culture to support RWM’s needs in this area.
  • Management of the development and implementation of the environmental assessment strategy, methodologies and procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate learning is achieved from national and international fora.
  • Engagement with Regulators, GDF Siting personnel & Stakeholders.
  • Defining and delivering RWM’s programme of environmental and sustainability assessments. These include generic environmental, socio-economic and health impact assessments, community-specific assessments for the siting process, and site-specific assessments (e.g. EIA and Habitats Regulations Assessment) essential for the statutory land-use planning and regulatory processes.

Essential skills

As a successful candidate, you will have project/contract management and significant experience of managing the production of statutory Environmental Statements for major infrastructure projects in the UK context. Additionally, we are seeking strong interpersonal and influencing skills which will be used to set the direction of the team.


If you feel you are suitably qualified for this position, Thomas Thor would like to hear from you. Please contact me, Eve Guilloton on

About RWM:

RWM’s vision as an organisation is to create a safer future by managing radioactive waste effectively, to protect people and the environment, collaborating with experts on multi-million pound research programmes and radioactive waste producers to find ways to package it that are suitable for disposal in a Geological Disposal Facility (GDF).

Experienced HR professional, based in Cumbria UK with a demonstrated history working in staffing and recruitment across multiple industries. Communicates and partners with all levels of personnel by using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. Self-motivated with a passion for diversity and inclusion!

Alexandria Gleason