Environment Manager - Birmingham, GB

  • Bechtel
  • Birmingham, UK
  • Feb 15, 2018
Full time Environmental Science - Engineering Management

Job Description



1.1Manage and assure the area environmental assessment work (including associated assessments) developed for the hybrid Bill for Phase Two in accordance with organisational, sponsor and parliamentary requirements.


2.1Manage the Area Team’s environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with the rest of the Area Team (particularly the Area Route Engineers), the other Phase Two Area Teams (particularly adjacent areas), HS2 Ltd’s Technical Directorate and the Phase Two Central Environment Team. Ensure all client requirements aremet for the hybrid Bill (and in particular the Area Environmental Report).

2.2 As part of the Area Team, provide client advice developing environmental design solutions and
ensuring that environmental sustainability issues are embedded as an integral part of the project
design in accordance with the HS2 Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach Document.

2.3 Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts,
architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists achieving high quality
integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.

2.4 Ensure requirements for environmental consultants are developed in a timely manner, working
collaboratively with the Client and Project Integration team.

2.5 Support the management of consultants appointed undertaking area environmental assessment
(including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the
environmental and sustainability aspects and ensure compliance with HS2 Ltd assumptions in relation to design, construction and operation.

2.6 As part of HS2 Ltd’s assurance process, review and critically appraise all area environmental
deliverables produced by consultants ensuring compliance with the organisation’s technical and
sponsor requirements, environmental commitments, environmental law and regulation (including
parliamentary requirements) enabling confident defence before Select Committee.

2.7 Support area technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Central Environment Team and Stakeholder Team) via various different forums obtaining information informing the development of the area (and, where necessary, route-wide) assessment and design and ensuring the stakeholder’s environmental and sustainability requirements are understood and managed so as to minimise petition risk and supporting the development of a world class railway.

2.8 Working closely with the Area Senior EnvironmentManager,manage area environmental supporting the hybrid Bill team and preparation of petition responses and reports to Select Committee.

2.9 Working closely with the Area Senior EnvironmentManager,manage the response to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA)matters ensuring timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.

2.10 Support the Area Senior EnvironmentManager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.

2.11 Ensure full audit trail of key decisions and compliant datamanagement enabling effective petition management, efficient handling of enquiries (including FOI and EIR) and ensuring that statutory requirements are met.

2.12 Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Manager, provide area environmental input into relevant HS2 Ltd reports and briefing Ministers enabling robust decisionmaking.


3.1 Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.

3.2Membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation is desirable.

3.3 Experience of managing environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex
infrastructure/ engineering projects.

3.4 Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.

3.5 Proven abilitymanaging individuals, consultants and working acrossmultidisciplinary teams.

3.6 Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain,
explore and discuss environmental issues to a range of stakeholders.

3.7 Strong IT skills and proven working ability using Office based software, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, coupled with an aptitude towards learning and utilising new software in the office environment (training is provided in the use of the internal document management systems). A good understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

3.8 Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations

3.9 Experience of working under extremely tight deadlines and in a constantly changing project environment.


4.1 This role is part of the client team managing area environmental products (including EIA, TA and EqIA) developed by consultants and subsequently defended through Parliament. This role provides support for environmental and sustainability matters in the Area Scheme Design Working Group. You are responsible for ensuring the client requirements are met in the development of the EIA (including TA) and EqIA and are responsible for ensuring that issues/ risks are escalated to the Senior Environment Manager. You engage with other Environment Managers across Area Teams and the Central Environment Team achieving consistent, high quality products. You work closely with other
Environment colleagues from Technical Directorate, Phase One and Phase 2A. You ensure that the
Area Team builds on work already undertaken on Phase Two, whilst remaining consistent with Phase One and Phase 2A and avoiding difficult precedent for any subsequent phases of HS2 under the guidance of the Senior Environment Manager and the Central Environment Team. You support the 76 hybrid Bill process and Principle and Expert Witnesses in the defence of the scheme before Select


5.1 No immediate line management or budgetary responsibility.


6.1 This role is the Environment Manager for a geographic section of the Phase Two route.

6.2 The role reports to the Senior Environment Manager and interfaces with other Environment Managers across Area Teams and with the Central Environment Team.

6.3 This role works alongside a team of other specialists and consultants engaged on the project and liaises with a range of technical stakeholders, including statutory bodies developing appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions and play an integral role in reducing the detrimental impact of the developing scheme on people and the environment. They also work closely with the supply chain and with Technical Directorate. Ensuring consistency with, and avoiding difficult precedent for, other parts of the HS2 project is also a key requirement. They achieve this by working closely with the Environmental Interfaces Manager in the Central Environment Team.


7.1 Take reasonable care ensuring your own and others’ health and safety – including those who may be affected by the delivery of this role – by taking personal responsibility for working to the HS2 S.A.F.E programme principles.

7.2 Cooperate with HS2 in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working
procedures at all times and not interfering with measures in place protecting your health, safety or

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