Senior Environment Specialist

  • Work locations Woodlands (Bedford)
  • Job Operational Delivery
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Salary £30,368 - £32,950
  • Closing date 17/09/2020 23:59

Your New role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Specialist to join our team in Bedford. Within this role you will be project managing a portfolio of Environmental Designated Funds proposals and assessing environmental risks and impacts associated with projects in line with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, and proposing suitable mitigation.

You will be required to drive as part of your role and you will need to have a full clean driving license to be considered for this position and during employment

What you’ll be leading on

Lead and coordinate the activities and resources involved in the identification and evaluation of environmental needs in order to develop solutions.

Technical advice and input into the development of early solutions for improvements and/or renewals, taking into account new techniques, materials, feasibility, and costs

Identify and commission environmental studies and survey works

Collaborate with engineering colleagues and Route Managers to ensure forward programme plans reflect asset needs and priorities, environmental legislation, business priorities and strategies

Manage internal programme of environmental scoping tasks

Contribute to the development of process and procedures directly related to environmental asset

Ensure that asset inventory and condition information is captured and maintained in the relevant database(s)

Oversee and advise on the development of technical briefs provided to the design and construction contractor for improvement and renewals work.

To be Successful

Degree or qualification in relevant discipline

Membership of, or intention to obtain, membership of a relevant professional body

Strong understanding of environmental assessment techniques and associated standards

Excellent Stakeholder management skills

Experience of environmental surveys

Demonstrate importance of data and information to inform potential improvement

A bit about us

Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future. 

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 for 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

And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

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