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Environmental Advisor

  • Location: Derby
  • Salary: £30k - 35k per year + car allowance, pension, 25 days holiday
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted over 1 year ago

  • Sector: Health and Safety, Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Chris Quinlan
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0113 242 0303
  • Expiry Date: 23 December 2022
  • Job Ref: 399555CQN

Environmental Advisor - construction/infrastructure projects - Derby based with regional travel across sites - £30-£35k+car, pension, healthcare and benefits.

Excellent training and development opportunities for progression within a multi-tiered Environmental team.

Key responsibilities:
• Support projects from tender through to commissioning and handover, to ensure all environmental requirements have been identified and satisfied during the project, and where feasible innovation and best practice has been implemented to reduce environmental impacts of the project.
• Produce Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) for projects.
• Undertake environmental audits and inspections on site to review the implementation of EMPs and compliance with legal and other requirements, including the client specifications. Undertaking focussed/themed audits as required. Supporting external audits as required.
• Support sites to ensure that all waste is stored and removed from site in line with legislation Waste Duty of Care requirements, ensuring this is diverted from landfill where possible.
• Coach site teams for environmental reporting, and other platforms as deemed necessary.
• Collate data, and support site teams to collate data, to facilitate monthly environmental performance reporting at Client, Regional team meetings.
• Ensure environmental impacts and considerations are factored in at project design stage through attendance at Design Review Meetings (and other meetings) as deemed appropriate.
• Support the development of Invasive Species Management Plans, and other specific management plan requirements, as required on site.
• Review Risk Assessments, Method Statements and other documentation as required, to ensure sufficient environmental content and consideration for activities with specific environmental risks and/or requirements.
• Support the development of project programmes to ensure all environmental requirements and association timeframes are adequately captured.
• Liaise with the Environmental Planners / Enabling Engineers as necessary to identify suitable environmental solutions and to support the environmental planning process, including application for consents, permits and permissions where required. Including consulting with Environmental Regulators and other 3rd party/interest groups.
• Support the delivery of projects to achieve Biodiversity Net Gain.
• Support the SHEQ team in the delivery of formal environmental training.
• As directed, promote and drive continuous improvement of environmental/sustainability performance.
• Be familiar with and promote current environmental legislation and requirements of such, including best practice.
• Participate in the development, regular review and update of the Environmental Management System/Integrated Management System.
• Provide advice, support and assistance to all project personnel to enable them to manage their environmental and sustainability responsibilities.
• Represent and promote the SHEQ Department in meetings, workshops, management reviews and forums.
• Raise environment/sustainability awareness and community relations awareness
• Undertake investigations into environmental incidents (including reporting incidents to Client and Regulator where required) and improve its and produce alerts and lessons learnt as required.
• Encourage the reporting of environmental near misses/improve its on site as a leading indicator to prevent environmental incidents.

• Appropriate qualification covering environmental management
• Strong written and verbal communication and negotiating skills
• Moderate IT skills
• Effective time and workload management
• Flexible approach
• Ability to define goals and plan to deliver them
• Full driving licence
• Ability to work well as an individual and as part of a team
• Practitioner or Graduate Member of IEMA