Environmental and Sustainability Advisor

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Job Description

About the role

Balfour Beatty is looking for an Environment, Sustainability & Social Value Advisor . The role is predominately site- based in Brighton but may be required to support other regional projects, from time to time. The successful candidate must be happy to travel on occasion.

What you’ll be doing

  • Providing advice to construction teams regarding pollution prevention and environmental best practice this may be in the form of developing management plans, toolbox talks or taking part in meetings.
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental legislation during all construction activities.
  • Maintaining and collating waste and carbon records, recognition, and capture of Co2e scopes 1, 2 and 3 and driving down on key emissions, in conjunction with project administration.
  • Undertaking noise and vibration monitoring.
  • Regular liaison with key environmental stakeholders including the Client, Local Authorities, charities, schools, universities, local communities, and Regulators.
  • Tracking and improving environmental performance onsite.
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental commitments within the contract and/or planning documents.
  • Identifying more sustainable solutions for the construction industry, including working on new sustainability initiatives.
  • Working collaboratively with experts such as ecologists, archaeologists, and designers to determine key control measures/targets/processes for the project.
  • Supporting the project in achieving their social value targets set by the Client and Balfour Beatty.
  • Working within our Sustainability Portal and other associated systems to ensure full capture of data and on-time reporting.

Who we’re looking for

You will have the following:

  • Understanding of current environmental legislation and best practice relating to construction projects – including waste management, pollution prevention and material sourcing.
  • Familiarity with routine environmental inspections for construction projects.
  • Familiarity social value requirements of the project and body corporate.
  • Experience with Waste Duty of Care requirements and documents.
  • Good communication skills
  • Previous experience in in similar industries at project level.
  • Ability to assist in problem solving for environmental, sustainability and social value challenges and providing opportunities for environmental innovation
  • Desire to drive continual improvement in the environment, sustainability, and social value fields.
  • Understanding of UK Climate change legislation.

Experience required:

  • Relevant Degree / eg. Environment & Sustainability
  • Experience in similar industry, i.e., construction, civils, groundworks, demolition etc.
  • Comfortable and professional in client / outward faced activities.
  • Comfortable and professional in development of social value activities.
  • A positive team player who is career minded.

Role will be full-time, but the hours can be adapted to allow for a shorter working week, work from home days.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Operating across England and Wales, our buildings teams create places where people live, are cared for, work, learn, meet and have fun, with a focus on the aviation, health, defence, education and development sectors.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com


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