Matchtech

Environmental Manager

Recruiter
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£30.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted
20 Mar 2017
Closes
17 Apr 2017
Ref
EMP383264
Contact
Tom Mann
Sector
Environment, Rail
Discipline
Environmental
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
The role/responsibilities:

* Lead a key area team’s environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with other area teams, ensuring all client requirements are met. Guide with sound knowledge and understanding on how to achieve environmental objectives on a large greenfield /infrastructure projects of national significance.
* As part of the area team, provide client leadership and advice developing environmental design solutions ensuring that environmental sustainability issues continues being embedded as an integral part of the project design in accordance with the projects sustainability policy & approach.
* Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts, architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists achieving high quality integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.
* Ensure requirements for environmental consultants are developed in a timely manner, working collaboratively with the Client and Project Integration teams.
* Provide key client management interface for consultants appointed undertaking area environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects and ensure compliance with projects.
* Critically appraise all area environmental deliverables produced by consultants ensuring compliance with the organisation’s technical and sponsor requirements, environmental commitments, environmental law and regulation (including parliamentary requirements) enabling confident defence before Select Committees.
* Support area technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Central Environment Team and Stakeholder Team) via various different forums obtaining information informing the development of the area (and, where necessary, route-wide) assessment and design and ensuring the stakeholder’s environmental and sustainability requirements are understood and managed minimising petition risk and supporting the development of a nationally significant infrastructure projects
* Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Managers to support Principal and Expert Witnesses on area environmental issues (including EIA, TA and EqIA) and preparation of petition responses and reports to Select Committee.
* Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Managers to manage the response to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters, supporting Area Team Managers on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.



Qualifications:

* Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/built environmental disclipline
* Membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation would be a plus (IEMA, SIAM, CIWEM).
* Experience of managing environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex infrastructure/ engineering projects.
* Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.
* Proven ability managing individuals, consultants and working across multidisciplinary teams.
* Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss environmental issues to a range of stakeholders.
* Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations
* Experience of working under extremely tight deadlines and in a constantly changing project environment.