Environmental Advisor

£21.00 - £36.00 per hour
20 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Tom Mann
Environment, Rail
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting into the Environmental Manager you will be responsible for:

* Supporting the Area Team’s environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with the rest of the Area Team, the other Area Teams, the end client and other stakeholders.
* Providing advice to support the environmental design solutions and ensure that environmental sustainability issues continue to be embedded as an integral part of the project design in accordance with the Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach Document.
* Working 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.
* Working closely with 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 and ensure compliance.
* Supporting the review and appraisal of all area environmental deliverables produced by consultants to ensure compliance with the organisation’s technical and sponsor requirements to enable them to be confidently defended before Select Committee.
* Supporting 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.
* 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.
* Supporting the Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment Manager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.
* Ensuring 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.

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.
* Experience of preparing / reviewing material for and attending public consultations.
* Experience of working under tight deadlines.