Environment Specialist (331203)

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  • Location

    South West England, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £301 per day

  • Contact:

    Tim Jordan

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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Our Client is looking for an Environment Specialist to come in and join the team based in Swindon. You will be supporting the business with their Civils portfolio working on a range of large enhancement projects. You will also support the team based in Reading on the Western Rail link to Heathrow project.

You will need to be IEMA qualified as a minimum and will preferably come from a Rail background or alternatively an Engineering or Construction environment.

What you will do:

  • Monitor sustainability performance of the business and produce/contribute to reports to evidence performance
  • Deliver and manage sustainability projects and campaigns as required within time and budget to improve sustainability performance of the business.
  • Provide input to the creation and implementation of sustainability plans, strategies, standards, procedures and management systems to comply with corporate requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with all parts of Network Rail to promote the sustainability agenda and improve sustainability performance.
  • Subject to the approval of the Government and Corporate Affairs function, liaise with Governmental departments and establish networks with people and organisations that can help Network Rail reach its objectives.
  • Prepare presentations, papers and promotional literature to raise awareness, both within Network Rail and across the industry, of the work of the Environment and Sustainable Development team.
  • Identify opportunities to improve sustainability performance across the business and produce proposals for their implementation.

Your experience will include:


  • Educated to a degree standard or equivalent
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution
  • Good communication, influencing and report writing skills.
  • Good project management skills
  • Comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of sustainability issues
  • Specialist knowledge in one or more areas of sustainability, e.g. energy and carbon, climate change, biodiversity, air quality, noise, environmental management, social performance.


  • Experience in implementing environment and sustainability requirements in an infrastructure setting, preferably in the railway industry.
  • Experience of implementing and maintaining environmental management systems