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Senior Environmental Advisor

Senior Environmental Advisor



Reporting to the Environment Manager, the roles key duties will include:

-Determining the environmental and social deliverables of rail infrastructure projects, and ensuring their integration into pre-contract, design, planning, construction, commissioning and hand back arrangements.

-Developing and maintaining environmental and social management plans, and other supporting documentation, and ensuring their effective briefing and cascade of controls through project documentation.

-Liaison and communication with internal and external stakeholders (particularly clients, regulatory authorities, subcontractors, and members of the public) to minimise risks and maximise opportunities for environmental and social performance.

-Responsible for ensuring that project and delivery teams comply with both internal management systems, legislation and client requirements

-Leading HSQES inspections, audits and other assurance activities, identifying trends and recommending preventative measures to address non-conformances and opportunities for improvement.

Candidate Profile
You will be self-motivated with a pro-active approach and have experience of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.

The candidate must have an environment or science-related degree or equivalent. They must either hold, or be working towards, Chartered Environmentalist and Full membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

The candidate shall ideally have the following experience/skill set:

Previous experience in a similar role on major construction projects is a requirement, ideally within the rail sector (but not essential)

-Development, implementation and assurance of project specific environmental and social value plans, with a particular focus on noise and vibration, biodiversity, carbon, waste and pollution prevention.

-Experience of determining the need for, application of and compliance with environmental consents is essential; including liaising with regulatory authorities and clients.

-Working knowledge of infrastructure maintainer environmental and social contract requirements, standards and guidance would be advantageous, in addition to detailed knowledge of UK environmental legislation.

-Experienced in defining, developing, implementing and assuring environmental improvement plans in response to changes in compliance obligations or trends in performance data.

-Proficient in MS office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Excellent communication and organisational skills to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary project teams and hold autonomy to advise on compliance with client standards and legislation.

Greater Manchester, England, UK