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Simon Render works for E.ON as a Senior Environment Advisor supporting a range of power stations to ensure continued compliance with relevant permits and consents as well as assisting with all aspects of emissions monitoring. Simon has a background in emissions having been an Industrial Emissions Team Leader prior to joining E.ON.

 A “Typical” Day

What I enjoy most about my job is the variety each day brings – no two days are the same owing to the ever changing face of Environmental Legislation, the diverse businesses I support, and the constantly changing energy industry. In my role as Senior Environment Advisor, I am responsible for supporting E.ON’s Business Heat and Power Solutions (BHPS) business which has a portfolio of 11 power stations of varying technologies, from standalone 50MW CCGT power stations, CHP plants providing steam to industrial clients and Waste Incineration plants. Whilst I am based at E.ON HQ in Coventry, I spend the majority of my working week travelling to various power stations in the BHPS fleet.

When I am not travelling and am in the office there is never a shortage of work to catch up on! A day in the office can include any or all of the following:

 08:00 – 09:00 Admin & Organisation

Each day in the office usually begins with checking through any emails, making sure that I have replied to any pressing matters and prioritising my tasks for the day. My role is very varied and I have a range of responsibilities and areas where I provide support so it is important that I keep on top of my calendar and upcoming deadlines.

 09:00 - 10:00 Environmental Permitting Support

The majority of BHPS power stations are regulated under the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), which is European Legislation developed to reduce emissions.....

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