Environmental Advisor


Contract - £200 p/day


Posted 6 months ago

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Acre are proud to be working with a Tier One contractor for HS2 on an exciting, client-side secondment role focused on environmental planning for Phase Two. This role is the Environment Advisor for a geographic section of the Phase Two route and will support on environmental assessment work, environmental design solutions as part of the area environment team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to support the development of environmental design solutions and ensure that environmental sustainability issues continue to be embedded as an integral part of the project design in accordance with the HS2 Sustainability Policy.
  • Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts, architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists to achieve high quality integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.
  • Working closely with the Environment Manager, draft responses to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters to ensure timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.
  • Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment Manager, provide area environmental support into relevant HS2 Ltd reports and briefings to Ministers to enable robust decision making.

This role is a key player in the client team supporting the management of area environmental products (including EIA, TA and EqIA) developed by consultants and subsequently defended through Parliament. The role will be a long-term contractor position, that could run for the duration of the contract. The role could be based out of Birmingham, Manchester or somewhere in between with a fair amount of travel along the route.

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental discipline.
  • Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.
  • Experience of supporting/contributing on environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex infrastructure/ engineering projects.
  • Working towards Practitioner Membership of IEMA or equivalent.
  • Experience of managing projects and working under tight deadlines.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to support and influence the environmental impact of one of the largest infrastructure projects in history. We are anticipating significant interest in this role, so if you have the right experience and you are interested in being considered for the role please don't hesitate to apply.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Greg Brittian 0207 400 5850

Job Ref. BBBH7933