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Environmental Advisor

  • Location: Central Bedfordshire
  • Salary: £20 - 30 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 year ago

Environmental Advisor - 6 month contract (potential for temp-perm for the right person) - Bedford (part office, part site based with ability to work flexibly) - major construction projects

Working within an Environmental team for one of the UKs leading infrastructure/construction contractors, you will be supporting with set up of a major highways project, supporting with site inspections, water monitoring, and providing solutions for noise, air and environmental waste impact.

• Understand Environment and Sustainability Policies, Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the contracts operations and ensure that the requirements are implemented on the project.
• Provide Environmental compliance advice to various team, including design construction, procurement and subcontractors and suppliers on the practical implementation of contract policies, processes and requirements. Identify and provide training and upskilling required to fulfil environmental responsibilities of various delivery team roles.
• Providing critical on-site presence and advice to the delivery team.
• Conduct regular inspections and monitoring to ensure environmental compliance.
• Identify and communicate environmental and sustainability risks and mitigations, assisting with the review and undertaking writing of plans, risk assessments and method statements.
• Drive awareness for and delivery against contract targets, particularly reducing Carbon, materials efficiency and striving to achieve no-net loss in biodiversity.
• Drive innovation and continuous improvement throughout the contract team.

Experience/qualifications required:-
• Environmental & Sustainability advisory experience in the environment and construction industry, ideally projects in construction, highways and/or rail.
• Degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences or suitably applicable fields. Associate or Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or equivalent and internal auditing experience.
• Good organisation and time management skills, able to work independently and off their own initiative.
• Confident speaker
• Demonstrates a passion for the Environment and Sustainability, driving innovation and a desire to positively influence and develop those around them