Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)
Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (MIEMA)
Practitioner of Chartered Quality Institute (PCQI)
IEMA Registered Lead EMS Auditor
MSc Environmental Management (University of Stirling)
BSc (Hons) Environmental Geoscience (University of St. Andrews)
Julie is a Director with Ecodyn and has been with the company since 2000. She holds an MSc in Environmental Management, is a Chartered Environmentalist, Member of IEMA, Member of the Chartered Quality Institute, and is also a Lead EMS Auditor. Her areas of expertise are integrated management systems development, pollution prevention and control, auditing, process improvement and environmental legal compliance. Julie has experience within a wide range of industrial sectors and all sizes of organisations.
Specific areas of expertise include:
Integrated Management Systems Development & Implementation (ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, EMAS and BS 8555)
Pollution Prevention & Control
Auditing: Environmental, Management Systems & Legal Compliance
Resource Efficiency & Waste Minimisation
Research Projects & Business Planning
SOME NOTABLE PROJECTS
Management Systems Development - development of management systems, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, from scratch and also integration with existing systems for individual and multi-site companies. Involves integrated auditing to ISO 19011 standard, legal compliance auditing, development of company policy and implementation of continual improvement programmes across sites.
Pollution Prevention and Control - preparation of PPC applications on behalf of companies in the food and drink sector. Responsible for compiling and writing the applications, which involve analysis of all process materials and emissions, site reporting, waste and energy auditing, a review of any environmental management systems and liaison with SEPA.
Resource Efficiency & Waste Minimisation – completion of a range of resource efficiency and waste minimisation projects, often as part of ISO 14001 development or assisting students on the environmental STEP placement programme. Worked on the Envirowise panel responding to enquires on all aspects of waste management and minimisation. Work involved answering telephone enquiries, undertaking counselling visits and waste minimisation audits for a wide range of SME’s within a variety of industrial sectors.
Carbon Management – completion of a feasibility study for a Scottish-tourism industry led carbon offsetting scheme. Involved establishment of the carbon footprint of the Scottish tourism sector, research in to carbon offsetting schemes worldwide and the preparation of a business plan for the Scheme. Currently working on developing a carbon footprint for the Scottish pig industry.
Environmental Legislation – keeping up to date with environmental legislation on behalf of clients (in particular environmental permitting, waste management, packaging, WEEE and hazardous substances) and the completion of regular environmental legal compliance audits.
Research Projects – for example, the Tayside Reuse & Refurbishment Project: a scoping study to review current level of recycling, reuse and refurbishment activity within Tayside and possibilities for development. Specific focus on the local authority and community sector within the context of the Tayside Area Waste Plan. Involved consultation process with group members.
Energy & Renewables - completed a number of detailed feasibility studies, including one for the large-scale production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil funded through the Scottish Energy Efficiency Office’s Clean Energy Demonstration Scheme and one for the setting up of a wood-pellet production facility for an application to the DTI Bio-Energy Infrastructure Scheme. Involved extensive research, detailed business planning and SWOT analysis. Conducted a number of site energy audits and renewables site surveys.
Templates and Toolkits - development of a package for SMEs to assist with EMS development. The kit uses the MS Office suite and contains all the necessary procedures, forms, training materials and other documentation necessary to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. The package minimises the time companies spend developing documentation allowing them to concentrate on the actual implementation of the system.
2010 - present
2010 - present