NEAS Environmental Project Manager - 19504

East Midlands, East of England, London, South East
Brampton , Ipswich , Norwich , Peterborough , Reading , Welwyn Garden City
Brampton Office, Dragonfly House, Iceni House, Kingfisher House, Kings Meadow House, Alchemy, Bessemer Road, AL7 1HE
Staff Grade 4
Full Time, Part Time, Part Time/Job Share
Environment & Sustainability
Are you passionate about mitigating environmental risk to protect people and wildlife?
Do you want to be directly involved in delivering FCERM capital programmes?
Do you enjoy championing positive environmental outcomes?
Does managing a varied portfolio of environmental projects excite you?
Then NEAS is looking for you!

We are looking for two Environmental Project Managers to join our Eastern Hub at the heart of our National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability team (NEAS). NEAS drives the Environment Agency’s aspirations as an effective asset and programme management organisation.
NEAS oversees the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) projects and help identify and deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place. Our NEAS Hub Teams are responsible for the input of high quality environmental and sustainability advice to the Integrated Delivery Teams for each Delivery Hub. Our input is principally at the project development stages where we ensure that the need for environmental consents and approvals is identified.
You’ll be involved in ground-breaking and award-winning work, leaving a lasting legacy for the future through effective collaboration across internal departments, the wider Defra group, statutory bodies, our framework delivery partners, businesses and communities.
NEAS have various Hub Teams based across England, these posts are in the Eastern Hub supporting EAN and HNL Area Teams.
You are welcome to meet the team virtually at 11.00am on Thursday 21st October 2021 and ask us about what we do and how we do it. Please be assured that this informal session is to answer your queries and will not have any bearing on your application.
• Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably in environmental science or a related subject.
• Demonstrable relevant experience preferably in EIA (project inception through appraisal and design, and ideally to construction of new flood risk management assets).
• Effective communication and influencing skills as well as an ability to work as a key adviser within multi-disciplinary project teams.

• Graduate or Associate Member of IEMA, or equivalent professional institute.
Project management qualification is not necessary as you will be offered comprehensive induction/training and be given time and space to learn. You will also be assigned a coach within the team to support you as you embark on the role.
We will also support you in progressing your status within the professional institution of your choice.
When answering the competence questions, refer to Annex 1 in the Candidate Pack detailing the success measures for each competency.
Please see the Candidate Pack for informaton on Benefits and working practices.
As part of the role you will be expected to travel to one of the EA Offices within the Eastern Hub for project and team meetings, once travel restrictions are lifted and within hybrid working arrangements.
For further information or to sign up to the informal meet the team session on 21st October , please contact Farah Hasson at or 07884 446435.
CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.
Closing date for applications is: 31 October 2021
Interviews will take place virtually via MS Teams November 2021.

31/10/2021, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Environmental Awareness
Appreciates the impact that activities have on the environment and identifies ways to protect and preserve the environment for the future.
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Legislative Knowledge
Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.
Focuses on Customers and Partners
Addresses the needs of internal and external customers, provides rapid and effective responses.
Full, clean driving licence
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.