Senior Environmental Project Manager (NEAS)

Champion the environment while protecting people and wildlife

Employer: Environment Agency
Location: Worthing, West Sussex
Salary: £36,389
Closing Date: 06 July 2022
Sector: Environmental, Public Sector
Function: Environmental Management, Project Management, EIA / Planning, Sustainability / Sustainable Development

“Champion the environment while protecting people and wildlife”

We are the Environment Agency, the environmental regulator balancing environmental protection with economic growth while facing both climate and nature emergencies.

Between 2021 and 2027, the UK government is investing a further £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. We need you to influence how this investment protects the environment, people and wildlife in our delivery programme. As a growing element of our Flood Risk management programme we are seeking to incorporate Natural Flood Management, Carbon Reduction into the design of our schemes as well as creating new habitat for wildlife that can also serve to sequester Carbon.

You can do this by joining our National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team. NEAS oversee the identification and effective management of environmental risk on our Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management projects and help identify and deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place.

The role
You will identify and manage environmental risk on significant flood risk management projects, assure the quality of environmental products and confirm they are fit-for-purpose. You will work collaboratively within project teams and ensure that socio-environmental and sustainability elements are given sufficient consideration in the appraisal of schemes and their options and in the development of project business cases.

About You
With strong communication and influencing skills, you will have a track record of protecting and improving the environment. You will have been educated in environmental science or a related subject 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. You will be able to demonstrate that you have considerable experience as an environmental adviser within multi-disciplinary project teams. You will have prior experience in mentoring colleagues. It is likely that you will be conversant in project management terminology. Some knowledge of flood and coastal risk management would be beneficial.

The benefits
• Flexible working arrangements to achieve a healthy work-life balance including a hybrid working from home/office, part-time, job-share and compressed hours
• 27 days’ annual leave & Bank Holidays plus 2 days each year as environmental outcome days
• Access to various mental health and physical wellbeing support including Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Provider
• Interest-free loans for bikes and season tickets for your sustainable travel
• Annual reimbursement of the professional membership fee of a relevant institute
• Excellent pension scheme
• Access to professional and social networking groups within the whole of Defra

For further information contact in the first instance

Closing date: 6 July 2022. 

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