Environmental Project Manager - 28592

Staff Grade 4
Full Time, Part Time/Job Share
Programme and Project Management
We are looking for Environmental Project Managers to join our National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability team (NEAS). NEAS undertake environmental assessment of all the Environment Agency’s capital projects and the Strategic Environmental Assessment of relevant Strategies and Plans to ensure projects fully comply with environmental legislation and policy. They also ensure that opportunities to improve the environment for people and wildlife are identified and taken forward. NEAS also provide additional guidance and advice on landscape and heritage issues. NEAS screen work programmes to identify the level of environmental assessment needed and all environmental risks and opportunities are highlighted.

Our Environmental Project Managers ensure projects are environmentally complaint, screen, plan and coordinate the delivery of Environment Impact Assessments working with a variety of stakeholders. Being aware and mitigating the reduction of risk to the environment is a key element of the role as well as promoting a sustainable approach to our projects and programmes.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.
NEAS is divided into 6 operational Hubs, with each being led by an Operational Unit Manager overseeing 10-15 staff, supported by Principal Environmental Specialists and Team Leaders. Each Team Leader manages several Environmental Project Managers (EPMs) and Senior Environmental Project Managers (SEPMs) who work collaboratively with our environmental supply partners to provide technical expertise and support the day-to-day delivery of projects within our flood & coastal erosion risk management programme.
Preferable to be educated to A level standard in an environmental science or a related subject, however not essential

Experience in managing the environmental risk within a project

Effective communication, both internally and externally is a necessity

Effective interpersonal and influencing skills to create a collaborative environment are a vital skill

It would be desirable to have a basic knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment

Membership of a professional environmental institute would be preferred, not essential and if successful the agency can be involved with obtaining membership

Relevant environmental involvement in infrastructure projects is welcomed

It would be advantageous to have knowledge of flood and coastal risk management, however in-house training is available

Experience as an adviser within multi-disciplinary project teams is helpful but not essential if the skills can be demonstrated.

A driving licence is ideal.

You will be assigned a coach and will be offered comprehensive induction and training.
Please see the candidate pack for more information on the benefits offered, including generous pension provision and leave entitlement, flexible working practices, and excellent training and learning opportunities. 

As a national role the office location is flexible. The role will require regular travel to project sites and project team meetings in other Agency and Supply Partner offices. Overnight stays will be necessary from time to time. 

For further information contact mppdrrcampaign@environment-agency.gov.uk

CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

Interviews are anticipated to take place virtually via MS Teams at the start of April 2024.

25/02/2024, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Environmental Awareness
Description: Appreciates the impact that activities have on the environment and identifies ways to protect and preserve the environment for the future.

Question: Provide an example where the work you have done has had a direct impact to the environment – detail if this was a positive or negative impact
Communicates Effectively
Description: Listens and questions to understand and engage. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately, and persuasively through speech and writing.

Question: Describe a time when you have had to communicate a challenging environmental message to get buy in and support from others?
Legislative Knowledge
Description: Applies a knowledge of statutory environmental and technical requirements to protect both the Environment Agency and the environment.

Question: Describe a time when you have had to communicate a new piece of environmental legislation to non-environmental people?
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.