West Midlands, England
Rail Technical Team
6 months ago
Recruiting for an Environment Advisor to work on a contract basis, based in the Midlands.
Our client are a global engineering, construction and project management company who deliver landmark projects that create long-term progress and economic growth. Their expertise includes Infrastructure, Mining & Metals, Nuclear, Security, Environmental, Oil, Gas & Chemicals in 160 countries on all seven continents. The company and culture are built on over a century of leadership and relentless adherence to values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics and integrity.
Provide advice to support the development of environmental design solutions and ensure that environmental sustainability issues continue to be embedded as an integral part of the project design
Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts, architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists to achieve high quality integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.
Work closely with the consultants appointed to undertake area environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects.
Support area technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Central Environment Team and Stakeholder Team) via various different forums to obtain information to inform the development of the area (and, where necessary, route-wide) assessment and design and to ensure the stakeholder's environmental and sustainability requirements are understood and managed so as to minimise petition risk and to support the development of a world class railway.
Working closely with the Environment Manager, draft responses to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters to ensure timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.
Support the Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment Manager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.
Ensure full audit trail of key decisions and compliant data management to enable effective petition management, efficient handling of enquiries (including FOI and EIR) and to ensure that statutory requirements are met.
Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment Manager, provide area environmental support into relevant reports and briefings to Ministers to enable robust decision making.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.
Working towards membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation.
Experience of environmental assessment (EIA) on large scale projects.
Knowledge of environmental legislation and current best practice guidance.
Proven ability to work across multidisciplinary teams.
Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to engage with a range of stakeholders on sensitive environmental issues.
Strong IT skills and proven working ability to use Office based software, including Word, Excel, Power
Point, Outlook, coupled with an aptitude towards learning and utilising new software in the office
environment (training is provided in the use of the internal document management systems). A good
understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.
Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations.
Experience of working under tight deadlines.