Assistant Environment & Sustainability Manager - Fixed Term Contract

Posted a week ago by Balfour Beatty UK


About the role

Here at Balfour Beatty, our work inspires communities and advances society. Our commitment to sustainability looks even further: generations further. Join our Regional Civils team as an Environmental Sustainability Manager for the Southern Region and you'll be part of our legacy. 

This role will be hybrid based and will involve travel to sites across the South of England - Plymouth, Bristol, Oxford and South Wales. There is some opportunity for home working in line with Balfour Beatty's smart working policy.

The role is fixed term to cover maternity, and would be a great opportunity for an E&S Advisor to step up into an E&S Manager role. 

Balfour Beatty Regional Civils are a multi-award-winning business providing a range of Civils Engineering services throughout the United Kingdom. We improve every day through engaging with our customers, investing in our people and using the latest technology to create positive, more efficient long-term outcomes ultimately creating communities where people want to live, work and play. . We're shaping places, creating economic growth and meeting the needs of a changing society.

You will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the contractual environment and sustainability requirements, continual improvement and best practice for the Regional Civils Southern Region projects.

  • Build strong working relationship with Customers
  • Support compliance with related requirements
  • Implement and share best practice and innovation
  • Waste and carbon reductions
  • Implementation of sustainability solutions
  • Delivery of employment, diversity and apprenticeship targets
  • Support compliance with environmental legislation
  • Sustainability data management and analysis.

What you'll be doing

As an Assistant Environmental Sustainability Manager, you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Driving sustainability requirements and compliance
  • Progressing performance assurance
  • Providing on-going expertise, support and coaching
  • Updating stakeholders on progress
  • Contributing to supply chain events and best practice workshops
  • Cascading information to internal stakeholders
  • Ensuring the sustainability implementation plan remains up to date
  • Updating customer on our sustainability commitments
  • Leading on sustainability initiatives and presenting these
  • Inducting staff on sustainability requirements
  • Attending regular sustainability meetings
  • Supporting investigations on environmental incidents and feedback any lessons learned
  • Utilising the findings from reporting data, assessments, external and internal audits to drive sustainability action plans and inform key business decisions
  • Developing communication materials on progress
  • Identifying risks and opportunities for the business
  • Support winning business teams with environment and sustainability, responses for bids and PQQs

Who we're looking for

  • A degree (or equivalent) in an Environmental topic or Civil Engineering
  • Full UK Driving Licence and willingness to travel
  • Ability to influence and promote a positive culture
  • Strong communication and relationship management skills
  • Competence in environmental incident investigation
  • Understanding of UK policy, environmental legislation, regulatory frameworks
  • Understanding and practical experience of project Environmental Sustainability risks and opportunities and how they practically impact on the built environment
  • Practical experience of Environmental Management and/or Sustainability in construction
  • Experience in identifying innovation and developing case studies to promote project successes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • KPI's and reporting experience
  • Waste management experience
  • Energy management experience

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

In UK Construction Services England & Wales business, our aim is to be the partner of choice; the go-to in our sector, trusted to deliver for our customers. We work across a huge and exciting range of sectors, including aviation, building, civils, defence and energy.

From ground investigations and flood defence to complex roads and bridges; primary schools to world class universities; ground-breaking hospitals to city centre living; the depth of our experience and quality of our projects is something we are proud of.

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at (url removed)/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also 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.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://(url removed)/

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