Senior EnvironmentManager (Area) Job

Recruiter
Bechtel
Location
Birmingham
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Sector
General
Contract Type
Full Time
Requisition ID: 186427

1. JOB PURPOSE

1.1Manage, lead and assure the area environmental assessment work (including associated assessments)

developed for the hybrid Bill for Phase Two in accordance with organisational, sponsor and

parliamentary requirements.

2. ACCOUNTABILITIES

2.1 Lead on the Area Team’s environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close

association with the rest of the Area Team (particularly the Area Senior Route Engineer), the other

Phase Two Area Teams (particularly adjacent areas), HS2 Ltd’s Technical Directorate and the Phase

Two Central Environment Team. Ensure all client requirements are met for the hybrid Bill (and in

particular the Area Environmental Report).

2.2 As part of the Area Team, provide client leadership and advice developing environmental design

solutions ensuring that environmental sustainability issues continues being embedded as an integral

part of the project design in accordance with the HS2 Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach

Document.

2.3 Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts,

architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists achieving high quality

integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.

2.4 Ensure requirements for environmental consultants are developed in a timely manner, working

collaboratively with the Client and Project Integration team.

2.5 Provide the key client management interface for consultants appointed undertaking area

environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order

to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects and ensure compliance with HS2 Ltd

assumptions in relation to design, construction and operation.

2.6 As part of HS2 Ltd’s assurance process, review and critically appraise all area environmental

deliverables produced by consultants ensuring compliance with the organisation’s technical and

sponsor requirements, environmental commitments, environmental law and regulation (including

parliamentary requirements) enabling confident defence before Select Committee.

2.7 Support area technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Central Environment Team

and Stakeholder Team) via various different forums obtaining information informing the development

of the area (and, where necessary, route-wide) assessment and design and ensuring the stakeholder’s

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environmental and sustainability requirements are understood and manage and minimising petition risk

and supporting the development of a world class railway.

2.8 Support the central and area management of the area environmental budget ensuring consultant costs

are properly forecast ,managed and controlled in line with the overall budget and organisational

requirements.

2.9 Working closely with the Central Environment Team,manage area environmental supporting the

hybrid Bill team, including the relevant Principal and Expert Witnesses on area environmental issues

(including EIA, TA and EqIA) and preparation of petition responses and reports to Select Committee.

2.10 Working closely with the Central Environment Team, lead the response to general internal and

external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and

EqIA)matters ensuring timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.

2.11 Support the Area Team Manager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.

2.12 Ensure full audit trail of key decisions and compliant data management enabling effective petition

management, efficient handling of enquiries (including FOI and EIR) and ensuring that statutory

requirements are met.

2.13 Working closely with the Central Environment Team,manage area environmental input into relevant

HS2 Ltd reports and briefings to Ministers enabling robust decision making.

3. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

3.1 Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.

3.2 Educated to Master’s degree level in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential.

3.3 Chartered membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation is highly

desirable.

3.4 Significant experience of leading on environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex

infrastructure/ engineering projects.

3.5 Experience in project management of complex projects and financial management of projects,

including procurement processes.

3.6 Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.

3.7 Proven ability managing individuals, consultants and to work across multidisciplinary teams.

3.8 Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain,

explore and discuss environmental issues to a range of stakeholders.

3.9 Strong IT skills and proven working ability to use Office based software, including Word, Excel, Power

Point, Outlook, coupled with an aptitude towards learning and utilising new software in the office

environment (training is provided in the use of the internal document management systems). A good

understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

3.10 Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations.

3.11 Experience of public inquiries (or similar) is desirable.

3.12 Experience of working under extremely tight deadlines and in a constantly changing project

environment.

4. DECISIONMAKING

4.1 This role is the client lead for area environmental products (including EIA, TA and EqIA) developed by

consultants and subsequently defended through Parliament. This role is responsible for ensuring that

resource requirements are identified and managed effectively both within the area team and from

across the organisation working in close collaboration with the Central Environment Team. This role is

lead for environmental and sustainability matters in the Area Scheme Design Working Group and

provide input to the Environmental Leadership Group. You are responsible for ensuring the client

requirements are met in the development of the EIA (including TA) and EqIA and be responsible for

ensuring that issues/ risks are escalated to the Central Environment Team. You engage with other

Senior Environment Managers across Area Teams and work closely with the Senior Environment

Managers in the Central Environment Team to achieve consistent, high quality products. You provide

support and input to the Phase Two Head of Environment and work closely with other Environment

colleagues from Technical Directorate, Phase One and Phase 2A. You are responsible for ensuring that

the Area Team builds on work already undertaken on Phase Two, whilst remaining consistent with

Phase One and Phase 2A and avoiding difficult precedent for any subsequent phases of HS2 under the

guidance of the Central Environment Team. Working closely with the Central Environment Team, you

and your team support the hybrid Bill process and Principle and Expert Witnesses in the defence of the

scheme before Select Committee.

5. FACTS AND FIGURES

5.1 You manage a team of up to two FTE team members (including one Environment Manager and one

Environment Advisor) to ensure the required area environmental products are developed and delivered

supporting Royal Assent for the Phase Two hybrid Bill.

5.2 No direct overall budgetary responsibility, but responsibility for managing the environment consultant

expenditure as part of the wider professional services budget.

6. OTHER CONTEXTUAL

6.1 This role is the Senior Environment Manager for a geographic section of the Phase Two route.

6.2 The role reports to the Area Manager and Project Manager and has a dotted line to the Phase Two

Head of Environment/ EO Project Manager and interfaces with other Senior Environment Managers

across Area Teams and with the Central Environment Team.

6.3 This role works alongside a team of other specialists and consultants engaged on the project and liaises

with a range of technical stakeholders, including statutory bodies developing appropriate and cost

balanced mitigation strategies and solutions and play an integral role in reducing the detrimental

impact of the developing scheme on people and the environment. They also work closely with the

supply chain and with Technical Directorate. Ensuring consistency with, and avoiding difficult

precedent for, other parts of the HS2 project is a key requirement. They achieve this by working closely

with the Environmental Interfaces Manager in the Central Environment Team.

7. HEALTH AND SAFETY

7.1 Take reasonable care ensuring your own and others’ health and safety – including those who may be

affected by the delivery of this role – by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 S.A.F.E

programme principles.

7.2 Cooperate with HS2 in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working

procedures at all times and not interfering with measures in place protecting your health, safety or

welfare.

7.3 Advocate and promote the company’s well-being strategy and policies

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