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Environment and Sustainability Advisor at Balfour Beatty

Environment and Sustainability Advisor

Balfour Beatty Dartford, Kent Full-Time
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About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Environment and Sustainability Advisor to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Dartford.

Role Purpose

Provide support and advice to operational teams on all aspects of environmental management, 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

As an Environment and Sustainability Advisor , your main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Provide advice and support to operational teams on environmental matters
  • Develop and maintain local environmental management and sustainability plans
  • Maintain relationships with regulators, clients and subcontractors
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local stakeholders
  • Investigate and report incidents to the Environmental Manager
  • Ensure the environmental management system is maintained in line with changing standards and legislation and Client requirements.
  • Ensure on site compliance with environmental legislation and coach teams in applying controls and mitigations.
  • Deliver value adding environment projects and support ecological enhancements
  • Liaise with client, regulatory bodies and subcontractors on matters of environmental management and sustainability.
  • Produce and update environmental management plans and environmental risk assessments
  • Provide on-site advice to operations and design teams on environmental management, compliance and project specific mitigation measures including pollution control and ecology protection
  • Investigate environmental incidents and support the business to implement controls to prevent repeat occurrence
  • Support the Bid Team by reviewing client tender documents and providing detailed responses such as environmental management plans.
  • 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, e.g. case studies, environmental performance.
  • Support and conduct audit and assurance activities including facilitating external audits by clients and certification bodies
  • Assist in the development and production of key performance indicators and management reports
  • Ensure Balfour Beattys Code of Conduct is thoroughly understood, adhered to and promoted across the business to ensure safe, compliant and consistent working practices.
  • Carry out all duties in such a way to ensure safe, compliant and consistent working practices.
  • To operate in an open and even handed manner with all personnel across the business. Treat all who we interact with, with courtesy and respect, treating everyone equally and embracing differences. Encourage everyone to achieve maximum potential.
  • To proactively contribute to teamwork and cross-functional working. To listen to each other and share knowledge enabling us to willingly combine expertise across the business, with our clients & supply chain.
  • Behaving with integrity and demonstrating professional image at all times. To always do what is right.
  • To take personal responsibility & accountability for actions, constantly striving to improve and exceed expectations ensuring safety and quality are never compromised.

Who we're looking for

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • Strong knowledge of environment management
  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Environmental Management
  • Practical experience and knowledge of environmental legislation, ecology mitigation, environmental licences and consent applications and regulators
  • Understanding of ecological matters and environmental law
  • PIEEM, or IEMA Membership
  • Commercial awareness
  • Full UK drivers 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 qualities and experience are desirable:

  • Internal environmental auditor qualification
  • Competent ecological surveyor for one protected species
  • PIEEM, or IEMA Membership
  • Commercial awareness
  • NEBOSH H&S Diploma or equivalent
  • Understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

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

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.


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