Environmental Sustainability Manager

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Job Description

About the role

Our work matters to millions. Itll matter to you too. Join our Highways team as a Environmental Sustainability Manager on the Highways team A63 Project and you’ll be a big part of fascinating, complex, varied and meaningful work.

In this role as Environmental Sustainability Manager, you can expect to manage and ensure our A63 Castle Street project is set up and delivered successfully in terms of environmental sustainability (ES). Working with the client, design and external stakeholders to ensure ES constructability is considered early, planned for and costed appropriately prior to construction. The role will also manage and ensure the project complies with all environmental legislation, consents, objectives, targets and other environmental commitments, including those arising from planning requirements throughout its construction. The role holder will also support upcoming work winning activities to ensure environmental compliance and sustainability are effectively considered and costed.

What you’ll be doing

In this role as Environmental Sustainability Manager, you will be responsible for –

Environmental Sustainability

  • Promote a positive environmental culture through proactive engagement and communications with project teams, supply chain, client and statutory bodies
  • Maintaining and updating plans and procedures throughout the duration of the works (EMP, Emergency Procedures, Mitigation Plans)
  • Appoint, train and monitor performance of environmental staff on the project
  • Act as a point of contact between the project team and regulatory authorities, the designer, the client and the supply chain
  • Coordinate and undertake regular Site inspections with the construction teams to monitor compliance with environmental licences/consents/plans/procedures; implement follow-up corrective actions to ensure compliance
  • Investigate environmental incidents and near miss events in accordance with Balfour Beatty standards to identify and share lessons learned.
  • Keep record of all activities on Site, environmental problems identified, transgressions noted and a schedule of all tasks undertaken; and provide appropriate professional and practical advice to contractors, consultants and project team members associated with environmental and ecological issues
  • Undertake Risk Assessment and Work Package Plan reviews to ensure that these documents are suitable and sufficient for the tasks to be undertaken and comply with the minimum company requirements. Applies to direct and subcontract works.

Who we’re looking for

As Environmental Sustainability Manager , the following experience is essential for the role –

Environmental Sustainability

  • Environmental Degree or related discipline (preferred) or NEBOSH Environmental Diploma or IEMA Certificate
  • Relevant CSCS Card
  • Strong understanding of environmental management in a construction environment
  • Investigation (root cause analysis) techniques for incident investigation
  • Takes ownership and accountability for tasks and sees through to successful completion
  • Understanding and knowledge of confidentiality requirements of role
  • Experience in managing others who provide administrative support within
    Environmental Sustainability department
  • Experience of chairing meetings, both with the workforce and supply chain
  • Strong and effective communication skills to deliver key safety messages
  • Full UK Drivers license required.

Engineering Control

  • Strong understanding and experience of the construction and civil engineering process, including constraints and requirements of specialist heavy-civils operations (e.g. piling, earthworks, lifting, pavement, drainage etc.


  • Understanding of how budgets are produced and how costs are defined for environmental issues

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Ability to seek out and deliver innovative methods of training and instruction, together with adaptive styles of communication with the workforce and staff alike

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

Balfour Beattys Highways business delivers major schemes including motorway upgrade programmes, complex national infrastructure projects and regional investment programme works for National Highways. We have a strong orderbook and a positive pipeline of opportunities, we put the road user, at the heart of everything we do. We work safely, reduce carbon emissions and added social value to the communities within which we work.

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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