About the Environment Agency
If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment for generations to come, tackling issues of national importance across a huge variety of disciplines. Our responsibilities span major industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation. Such a broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams and exceptional leadership: together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.
Your role with us
Working at the heart of our National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team, you’ll identify and manage environmental risk on a range of Flood Management projects.
It is no small task. Between 2021 and 2027, the UK government will invest £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. You will identify and manage environmental risk on very significant projects and deliver environmental enhancements across our programme – ensuring socio-environmental and sustainability elements are considered at every stage of appraisal, business case and delivery.
Throughout, there’ll also be a focus on Natural Flood Management, Carbon Reduction, and creating new wildlife habitats that can sequester Carbon. It is a great opportunity to champion the protection and enhancement of the environment while protecting people.
Who we’re looking for
With strong communication and influencing skills, you will have a track record of protecting and improving the environment. You will have a qualification in an environmental science and will have considerable experience in managing environmental risk in projects. You are likely to be a member of a professional environmental institute and have thorough knowledge of the role of Environmental Impact Assessment in delivery of infrastructure projects. The more you know about flood and coastal risk management, the better. But it is your communication skills and influential personality that’ll be key to advising to both colleagues and partners on the unique challenges we face, and ensuring your projects are delivered smoothly and to budget.
Your benefits with us
You will benefit from a culture that embraces difference and includes everyone, where you will feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We will invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll be able to have access to our great benefits package including generous annual leave, an excellent pension, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a variety of staff networks.
We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. To achieve this, we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation and religion. We also welcome applications for flexible working patterns.