Are you interested in working at the business end of Aerospace, where airline brand meets innovative passenger experience? Then your next opportunity could be with Safran Seats, an industry award winning, premium designer and manufacturer of First and Business Class seating and technology. Our passenger experience prides itself on innovation, customisation, quality and industrial design.

At Safran Seats, we are unique within aerospace, as we interface with both the world's biggest airlines and airframers alike, with the largest seats portfolio of all seats suppliers. One day you could be liaising with one of the world's largest airframers, and the next, some of the biggest airline brands around the world!

In the UK, Safran Seats specialises solely in the First Class and Business Class seating markets for wide body aircraft, with industrial and engineering teams in Cwmbran and Newport, Wales and Brackley, England.

The Role

Due to internal promotion, we are now recruiting for an Environmental & Sustainability Officer to join our HSE team in Cwmbran! In this role at Safran Seats, you will be the focal point for energy usage, conservation, reporting and auditing. You will lead the carbon reduction programme across all sites and activities. You will introduce innovative processes to drive sustainability within an Engineering and Manufacturing Aerospace industry.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Develop, coordinate and implement strategies and policies to reduce energy consumption
  • Encourage the use of renewable and sustainable energy resources within an organisation or community and raise the profile of energy conservation
  • Develop solutions for carbon management
  • Research and introduce lower carbon/VOC chemical substitutes
  • Create policies and systems for buying energy and helping with contract negotiations
  • Provide technical and practical advice and offer training on energy efficiency
  • Develop promotional activities and materials to publicise particular schemes
  • Liaise and negotiate with contractors, the building supplies industry, council services and other relevant organisations
  • Keep accurate records and regularly collect energy monitoring data
  • Carry out site inspections and energy surveys
  • Benchmark energy consumptions against best practice guidelines
  • Keep current with legislation

Our People

These are our four People Fundamentals that underpin everything we do at Safran:

  • We believe in and fostering the conditions for diversity and inclusion to thrive
  • We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
  • We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
  • We encourage collaboration and mutual support between you and your colleagues


Our people are at the heart of our success, as we work together to achieve our mission: contributing to a safer and more sustainable aviation. We are tackling the biggest challenges in aerospace, with a commitment to work to decarbonise the industry by 2050.

Global Mobility

As part of the Safran Group, across our businesses we are market leaders in aerospace, defence and space; there is always potential for future mobility in the UK and internationally.

Job Requirements

  • Educated to degree level and/or a recognised professional qualification in an Environmental Science subject or equivalent
  • Knowledge of project management tools and methodology
  • Confidence
  • Numerical and data skills
  • Good communication skills to be able to present a case briefly and logically
  • Influencing and negotiating skills to motivate various colleagues to work towards
  • a common goal
  • Potential to stimulate and manage change
  • The ability to establish effective networks both within and outside the organisation
  • Potential to educate and train other managers and the workforce
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for energy management and renewable energy issues.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to hear from you!

We want Safran Seats to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Seats an inclusive place to work.