Environment + Sustainability Advisor
Balfour Beatty
Bristol, South West
1d ago

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Environment + Sustainability Advisor to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business at Hinkley Point C based in Tarnock.

You will be working on the GBP214 million North and South 400kV overhead line project. Balfour Beatty will design, supply, install, test and commission a new overhead line spanning 48.

4km through the Mendip Hills in Somerset.

Role Purpose :

Providing support and advice to operational teams on all aspects of environmental management, developing environmental documentation, meeting legal and company standards and helping deliver a culture of continual improvement.

Understand and work with Clients and Regulators to ensure the Development Consent Order (DCO) and environmental requirements are complied with.

Support on project teams in planning works, third party consents, regulatory bodies, engagement with local stakeholders and members of the public.

What you'll be doing

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for the following :

  • Compile, review and deliver works under a Development Consent Order (DCO)
  • Lead on ensuring project are fully compliant with the DCO
  • Provide advice and support to operational teams on DCO and environmental matters
  • Develop and maintain local environmental management and sustainability plans
  • Maintain relationships with regulators, clients and subcontractors
  • Investigate and report incidents to the Environmental Manager
  • Ensure the environmental management system is maintained in line with changing standards and legislation and Client requirements.
  • Ensure on site compliance with environmental legislation and coach teams in applying controls and mitigations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local stakeholders
  • Encouraging site environmental best practice and safe behaviours
  • Who we're looking for

    The following qualities / experience are essential :

    Essential :

  • Strong knowledge of environment management
  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Environmental Management
  • Practical experience and knowledge of environmental legislation, ecology mitigation, environmental licences and consent applications and regulators
  • Understanding of ecological matters and environmental law
  • PIEEM, or IEMA Membership
  • Commercial awareness
  • Full UK drivers licence and flexibility to travel
  • Understanding of the utilities / construction / engineering operating environment
  • Literate in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • The following qualities / experience are desirable :

  • Internal environmental auditor qualification
  • Competent ecological surveyor for one protected species
  • Masters degree in relevant field
  • NEBOSH H&S Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of the Construction Industry
  • Why work for us

    Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world.

    Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

    Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future.

    We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

    About us

    Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

    With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

    From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

    We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

    Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

    We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

    Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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