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Principal Environmentalist

Job Title: Principal Environmentalist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 25128444001
Job Published: May 21, 2019 11:53

Job Description

Principal Environmentalist
Ref: 25128444001

Main Purpose
To act as technical lead for Environmental teams engaged in the delivery of commissions undertaken by Amey Consulting. The Principal EIA coordinator will typically assume accountability for the Environmental content of projects within his/her portfolio.

Main Responsibilities
To co-ordinate all environmental and landscaping obligations arising in connection within projects and ensure compliance with all statutory requirements.
The co-ordination of Senior Environmental and Senior Landscaping Specialists to ensure the successfully delivery of environmental and landscaping outputs.
Act as Amey’s local technical specialist within the specific discipline, providing advice, guidance and supervision as appropriate to internal technical teams, operational managers, clients and suppliers.
Undertake line management duties when required
Provide office or contract level support to the training, mentoring and development of staff to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and career ambitions, playing an active role in the delivery of training programmes
Deliver all the specified project outcomes on time, within budget and to the client’s specifications, ensuring that project requirements are fully met
Produce or oversee the production of technically sound environmental solutions, complying with all relevant technical standards and client requirements
Ensure compliance with relevant health, safety and environmental legislation, including the CDM Regulations
Ensure compliance with the Integrated Management System and contribute to its future development
Work with project managers in the preparation of cost estimates and subsequent successful delivery of commissions to programme and within budget
Prepare and administer contracts, including responding to project related correspondence
Provide specialist Environmental advice and support to the bidding process
Maintain good relationships with clients and other external parties that enhance the reputation of the company
Face the client, ensuring that their requirements are effectively communicated to the team
Play an active role in the delivery of the competency management system
Professional Profile

Bachelors or Masters degree in an appropriate subject
Recognised professional qualifications such as:
Chartered Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment; or another equivalent qualification with substantial experience relevant to the provision and performance of the Services.

UK driving licence

To develop and manage environmental and landscaping studies and impact assessments.
To undertake sufficient checks on the environmental and landscaping scheme impact assessments and work-streams.
To co-ordinate environmental and landscaping studies, design and reporting deliverables.
To manage issues arising from Scheme level environmental and landscaping studies, measurement, analysis and reporting.
To liaise with Senior Environmental Specialists and Senior Landscape Specialists, together with liaising and managing any other consultants including any specialist organisations who may be employed by Amey or the Client for projects.
To ensure issues arising from environmental and landscaping studies, measurement, analysis and reporting shall be fully understood and addressed.
To act as an expert witness on behalf of the Client at any Public Local Inquiry which may be required.
Computer literate and thoroughly conversant with MS office suite
High level technical skills, with the ability to lead technical teams
High level communication skills, with the ability to lead complex internal and external discussions and/or negotiations with local clients and other stakeholders
Substantial experience of dealing with clients, suppliers, developers, consultants, elected representatives and the public
Proven track record in production of technically sound environmental solutions, which may include innovation
Proven track record in the training, mentoring and development of staff to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and career ambitions
Able to act as a competency assessor, so contributing to a system of competency management within the Environment & Sustainability business
In depth knowledge of current and relevant health and safety legislation
In depth knowledge of best practice methodologies relating to environmental protection and sustainable development

Minimum 10 years’ experience relevant to the discipline
Recognised by colleagues and clients as a subject matter specialist
Personal Profile
Behavioural competencies

Client focused approach to service delivery
Able to work alone or within a team and have a dedicated approach to working within and meeting strict deadlines
Must give highest consideration to the management of health, safety and welfare at all times
Must be prepared to travel and work away from home, including periods on site
Technical competencies

Specific health and safety related qualifications where required by the role, e.g. IOSH managing safely and IOSH working safely

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