Senior Environmental Project Manager (SEPM) - 9820

South East
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Environment & Sustainability
We’re investing £2.5billion between now and 2021 that will reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK. It’s an exciting time and we need your help to ensure that this work is delivered with full attention to the environmental impact. Our National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) manages the environmental assessments and consents for the flood projects that the Agency builds. Joining NEAS as a Senior Environmental Project Manager you’ll play an important role in delivering positive outcomes for people and wildlife alike. Working closely with other teams, you will be involved in:

• Ensuring that engineering projects are environmentally compliant
• Screening, planning and co-ordinating the delivery of EIAs
• Working with a variety of environmental stakeholders
• Identifying environmental opportunities and delivering multiple benefits
• Working with external suppliers and other Environment Agency specialists within integrated project teams
• Strategic Environmental Assessment of our strategies and plans
At the EA, our National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) works with the Flood and Coastal Risk Management teams to help protect against flooding and minimise the risks caused by any floods that do occur. The work we do directly and with others ensures our actions reduce flood risk and provide environmental and social benefits. NEAS work in integrated project teams, managing or supporting the delivery of environmental impact assessments (EIA) or strategic environmental assessments (SEA).
You must have an environmental background and a relevant degree (or equivalent). You'll have excellent communication skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external partners. It is advantageous to have project management skills too. You will be able to show where you’ve worked with others to deliver environmental success, have experience reviewing statutory environmental statements, and SEAs and the co-ordination of statutory EIA. You will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of different technical areas of expertise, such as habitats regulations, planning or environmental design.

We will support you in progressing your status within the professional institution of your choice.

We are always looking at good practice from other sectors and so experience in the water industry is not essential, if you have valuable experience to offer.
You will need to hold a full UK driving licence. The role requires some travel and overnight stays.
More information about the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack.
If you have any questions about the role, please contact
The Environment Agency will not normally refund interview expenses for candidates who are invited to interview although may do so in exceptional circumstances.
Interviews to be held on the 22nd/23rd/24th July.

07/07/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Programme and Project Management
Works within teams and confident in applying EIA processes with limited supervision, for standard projects.
Environmental Awareness
Demonstrates a good understanding of environmental and sustainability principles and can confidently discuss technical matters with a range of environmental specialists. Understands how to integrate this knowledge into projects to improve outcomes.
Legislative Knowledge
Applies and interprets relevant environmental legislation and policies to individual situations. Has advanced knowledge in some specific areas, including EIA Regulations. Can advise on interaction of environmental assessment with other regulatory regimes. Able to interface with legal teams to provide advice to project teams.
Achieves Results
Demonstrates innovation in one or more schemes or provides evidence of successfully influencing a project design to exceed a challenging target.
Full UK 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.

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This Vacancy is closed to applications.