Summer Placement - Sustainability and Environmental Management
Ref: SCOT-5088888300

Job description
SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower Group of companies. We provide power on behalf of supply companies through a network of cables and power lines that we own and maintain.

We do it responsibly. We do it with respect for people and for the environment. We do it looking at the long term, not just today. We do it innovatively.

The SP Energy Networks Sustainability Team was formed in 2015 and supports our Transmission and Distribution licences.

Our mission is to maintain compliance with environmental regulations through adherence to and development of our ISO14001 Environmental Management System.  The team is also driving improvements beyond compliance with the implementation of an ambitious Sustainable Business Strategy, focussing on becoming carbon neutral, achieving zero waste and cutting water use by 2050.

We are in the process of improving and seeking re-certification of our Environmental Management System which involves identifying and delivering environmental improvements, revising business processes to take account of environmental issues and requirements, undertaking environmental audits and closing out issues and actions thus recorded.
Suitable candidates are sought who have an eye for detail in identifying issues, the tenacity to drive positive change and the charisma with which to inspire those they communicate with that their ideas and methods are sound, as they support us in the delivery of these activities.

  • Co-ordinate and deliver internal and external stakeholder engagement activities to support the development and implementation of the Sustainable Business Strategy
  • Prepare presentation materials and facilitate stakeholder forums and workshops to promote activities associated with the Sustainable Business Strategy
  • Provision of progress reports and presentations relating to Sustainability activities and objectives
  • Effectively collect and analyse public domain and internal company information regarding Sustainability issues to benchmark our performance and provide recommendations and guidance on opportunities for improvement with the aim of achieving a leadership position
  • Prepare informative articles to share with an internal audience using internal social media platforms
  • Support the Environmental Specialists in the coordination and completion of Environmental Audits and resulting improvement actions
  • Analyse environmental data, identifying trends and benchmark desired levels of performance.  Review prioritised impacts and make recommendations for improvement to reach targets.


  • Currently progressing through a Degree or Masters related to the Energy, Sustainability or Environmental Management with a high degree of interest in progressing a career in this field of study.
  • Must be currently in education, or have completed final year awaiting their results. Evidence of education status will be required and is a condition of employment. 
  • Salary: £15,300 pro rata
  • Location: Blantyre
  • No of Vacancies: 1
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Length of Contract: 4 months approx.
  • Recruiting Manager: Jane McMillan/Darren Jameson
  • Selection Method: Competency Based Interview Competencies: Communicating & Influencing, Customer Focus, Innovation & Creativity, Teamwork   

    CLOSING DATE:  Friday 4th May 

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