Position: Environmental Advisor – Construction
Location: Preston with flexible working, covering sites in the Northwest and Cumbria
Salary: £30-34k plus car/allowance and excellent benefits package
Our Client: Is an integrated design and build solution provider operating in the water sector. They have over 1,000 staff working across eight regional centres, primarily supporting six long term water sector frameworks operating both on their own and increasingly in joint ventures and alliances.
The Role: They are looking to strengthen their SHEQ team with an Environmental Advisor for their Advance Plus Framework which has been created to deliver works in AMP 7 for United Utilities. Based at the Preston office you will visit site locations around the Northwest region to undertake environmental audits, provide support and give advice on environmental management.
Responsibilities: You will report directly to the Environmental Manager and responsibilities will include:
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 Control Plans (ECPs) for Advance Plus projects.
Undertake environmental audits and inspections on site to review the implementation of ECPs and compliance with legal and other requirements, including the Clients S08 Environmental Specification.
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 in the use of SmartWaste 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, Advance Plus, and company levels.
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 Advance Plus Environmental Planner 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 Advance 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 practices relevant to Advance Plus/construction activities.
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.
Appropriate qualification covering environmental management
Construction industry experience
Strong written and verbal communication and negotiating skills.
Good IT skills
Effective time and workload management
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
Relevant CSCS Card
EUSR National Water Hygiene Water card
Experience within the environmental field, specialising in construction
Lead Environmental Auditor qualification (IEMA course or equivalent)
Practitioner or Graduate Member of IEMA