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Senior Environmental Project Manager

East of England, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber
Exeter , Hatfield , Leeds , Reading , Solihull , Warrington , Worthing
Staff Grade 5
Environment & Sustainability
We are the Environment Agency. Acting to reduce the impacts of climate change on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do. We work with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife. We’re investing £2.5billion between now and 2021 to 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. The role draws upon a diverse range of skills. Working closely with other teams, you will be involved in: • Ensuring that engineering projects are environmentally compliant • Screening, planning and co-ordinating 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 strategies and plans There are opportunities to get involved with incident management when flooding occurs. We have a flexible range of roles you can volunteer for and you’ll get all the training and support you need.
NEAS specialise in evaluation of environmental and social risk and how it effects the Agency’s strategic plans and major infrastructure projects. We ensure that we correctly identify potential environmental risk at an early stage and work as a client service with Area and the project team, using the tools of EIA or SEA, to manage any inherent socio-environmental risks and deliver positive outcomes. The team provide the Agency’s professional resources in Heritage and Landscape Architecture.
You'll have excellent communication skills, the ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external partners and project management skills. You will also need to: • show where you’ve worked with others to deliver environmental success • have experience reviewing statutory environmental statements, and SEAs and co-ordination of statutory EIA • be able to demonstrate a good understanding of different technical areas of expertise, such as habitats regulations, planning or environmental design • have obtained or be working towards Full or Chartered Membership of your professional institution (e.g. IEMA or CIWEM). 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. 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 Jo Murphy at The closing date for applications is 31 January 2017.
Basic Check
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.
Programme and Project Management
Works as a core member of project teams, managing and integrating EIA into the general project management process. Advises project managers of resource requirements, develops briefs and procures services for standard projects.
Achieves Results
Demonstrates innovation in one or more schemes or provides evidence of successfully influencing a project design to exceed a challenging target.
Driving licence required
IEMA or CIWEM or other similar professional body
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.

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