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Location: Bristol, Bedford or Guildford
Closing date: 16th November 2020
About the programme
Our environmental programme will provide you with varied experience where you will get involved with a breadth of work including: providing technical advice to our major schemes and operational colleagues, assisting with the development of environmental policy, reviewing proposals for environmental improvements funded by our designated funds, participating in environmental research and development projects, and communicating with our stakeholders.
As part of the programme you will receive an individual development plan that is based on your current skills, ambition and future organisational needs giving you the opportunity to shape your career. You will receive extensive on the job training from our experienced team.
Whilst for most of the programme you will remain within your team learning to be an expert in your field there are opportunities to go on secondment to other organisations to widen your skills and experience. This could include working with other public sector organisations, working in our supply chain or on a construction site.
- 2:2 in environmental assessment/design or subject with an environmental/sustainability focus, including but not limited to cultural heritage/archaeology, ecology, noise, air quality, water management, carbon management, landscape or planning
- Good team player with an enthusiasm and passion to succeed
- Confident, influential communicator and good listener.
- Exceptional coordinator.
- Proactive personality who meets deadlines and prioritises where necessary.
- Clear and concise writer, able to effectively distil complex and detailed topics.
Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s strategic road network made up of motorways and major A roads. These vital arteries account for a third of all traffic, carry two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and are relied on by 98% of the UK’s businesses.
Increasing levels of investment are leading to all manner of innovations, like smart motorways that help traffic flow smoothly. But with 4,300 miles of motorway, 20,000 bridges, underpasses, retaining walls and other kinds of structures, our work continually increases in scale and complexity. Not least as we bring £27.4 billion-worth of projects to life, boosting capacity, tackling congestion, and improving safety.
Why you should join us
At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion in what you do, work effectively in a team and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.
And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.