Environmental Sustainability Advisor

Posted 22/05/2024 by Balfour Beatty UK


About the role

The opportunity to create is all around you. Whatever your level, whatever your role, whatever the project, you’ll be able to take initiative here and get stuck in. Join our Power Transmission & Distribution team as a Environmental Sustainability Advisor on the Bransford to Twinstead Project and shape something special.

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Environment & Sustainability Advisor to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based on the Branford to Twinstead (BTNO) Project to provide support and advice to operational teams on all aspects of environmental management, Development Consent Order compliance, developing environmental documentation, meeting legal and company standards and helping deliver a culture of continual improvement. Understand and work with Clients and Regulators to ensure their environmental requirements are complied with. Support on site mitigation, sustainability of works and engagement with local stakeholders and members of the public.

What you'll be doing

In your role as Environmental Sustainability Advisor , you can expect to be - 

  • Deliver value adding environment projects and support ecological enhancements
  • Contribute and maintain Involved Plans and monitor compliance across the project
  • Liaise with client, regulatory bodies and subcontractors on matters of environmental, management and sustainability
  • Produce and update environmental management plans, environmental risk assessments and site information packs
  • Provide on-site advice to operations and design teams on environmental management, compliance and project specific mitigation measures including pollution control and ecological and archaeological protection
  • Investigate environmental incidents and support the business to implement controls to prevent repeat occurrence
  • Ensure implementation of the project environmental management systems on project sites
  • Be aware of any changes to standards and legislation and where applicable recommend changes to systems and processes
  • Deliver environmental training, toolbox talks and undertake onsite coaching
  • Produce internal and external reports as required
  • Support and conduct audit and assurance activities including facilitating external audits by clients and certification bodies

Who we're looking for

To be successful in the role of Environmental Sustainability Advisor , you will need the following experience -

  • Knowledge of environment management and sustainable development
  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science or Environmental Management or other applicable disciplines.
  • Practical experience and knowledge of environmental legislation, ecology and archaeology mitigation, environmental licences, consent applications and regulators
  • Understanding of ecological and archaeological matters and environmental law
  • IEMA Membership
  • Full UK driver’s licence and flexibility to travel
  • Understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment
  • Literate in MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Good interpersonal skills

The following skills are desirable not essential -

  • Internal environmental auditor qualification
  • Competent ecological surveyor for one protected species
  • Knowledge or experience of DCO and NSIPs
  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • NEBOSH H&S Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Construction Industry

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK’s most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn’t rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package that’s right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more…

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UK’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit (url removed)/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://(url removed)/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: (url removed)

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