Government & Defence

Environmental Advisor

Not Specified

My Client based in Essex is looking to recruit an Environmental Advisor to join their team on a permanent basis.

Purpose of the role:

  • To manage or co-ordinate assigned environmental projects required for the organisation to meet environmental obligations and regulatory requirements for both construction and operations.
  • To provide environmental advice to the various functions of the business to ensure that compliance with environmental requirements is achieved and to meet their global sustainability objectives.
  • Undertake environmental audits and inspections
  • Provide technical review of reports associated with the environmental monitoring programmes.
  • To assist with the implementation of environmental improvement programs in the business and with the compilation of environmental data, support assessment and reduction initiatives, resource and waste data.
  • To prepare scopes of work and requests for quotations from Consultants and Contractors required to deliver the requirements of the environmental programme.
  • To support the Environment Manager in monitoring project expenditure, adhering to budgets and identifying cost saving initiatives for the Environment Team.
  • Be fully conversant with the requirements of the organisation’s planning consents and track compliance with the provisions of these for key areas of responsibility.
  • Support the ESMS Audit and Inspection Programme and successful close-out of actions and issues.
  • Assist with the development of Emergency Control Procedures that have environmental aspects.
  • Provide environmental advice regarding any incidents that occur within the business assisting with coordination of Emergency Plans and Exercises.
  • Contribute to the implementation of Regional and Global Environmental initiatives
  • Provide input to the tendering of goods and services, ensuring that environmental content is included and assessed in procurement process, in accordance with their policies.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Degree in an environmental, engineering or earth sciences discipline
  • Experience working in the field of environmental science, ecology, environmental management or environmental engineering;
  • Understanding of environmental regulations;
  • Knowledge of working in accordance with the requirements of ISO14001 certified environmental management systems;
  • Experience of managing environmental works to support development and construction projects, with site based experience;
  • Experience taking a leading role in management or co-ordination of projects, financial tracking and delivery of projects within challenging timescales;
  • Practical and ability to manage high workloads contributing to the smooth day-to-day running of the department;
  • Demonstrable success in managing and ensuring delivery of assigned tasks/projects;
  • Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communications skills;
  • Strong report writing skills;
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organisation skills;
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, flexible attitude, good organisational skills, eye for detail;
  • Excellent influencing skills to persuade others to comply with systems;
  • Take ownership of work as well as a displaying a willing and ‘hands on’ work approach, make suggestions and get involved in various projects.