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Environmental & Sustainability Manager

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    £70k - 80k per year

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    Clive Todd

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    14 days ago

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Job Summary

The Environmental & Sustainability Manager supports delivery of environmental management requirements and objectives for the project, including compliance with Environmental Minimum Requirements (EMRs), environmental Undertakings and Assurances (U&As), consents and other applicable environmental legislation.


  • Ensure project teams and, supplier/subcontractors deliver on corporate targets and client requirements, aiming to innovate, exceed and deliver positive sustainability outcomes beyond compliance.
  • Ensure sustainability reporting and compliance requirements including EMRs, U&As and consents are met in the most business efficient manner, by embedding data collection processes throughout project processes and activities.
  • Act as a focal point for environmental technical support / help desk and able to trouble shoot.
  • Champion and promote innovation/change in sustainability. Identify opportunities for improvement and support implementation as appropriate.
  • Engage colleagues, suppliers and the client in environment and sustainability issues through appropriate communication mechanisms. Devise, develop and deliver relevant sustainability training to support achievement of project deliverables and upskill colleagues, client and supply chain partners.
  • Ensure sustainability is embedded in the supply chain by supporting the procurement process through appropriate review and challenge during tendering and post tender activities.
  • Common purchasing and partnerships – drive business efficiency by working with internal stakeholders to develop standardised purchasing processes and partnerships.
  • Support the drive for the business to be regarded as an exemplar delivery partner in sustainability. Be a vocal champion of environment and sustainability on the project.
  • Represent the business and the project at relevant internal and external meetings.
  • Support internal and external assurance processes to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with other HSEQ personnel to coordinate activities and programmes to maximise business benefit and minimise impacts on delivery.
  • Carry out regular inspections of work programmes. Proactively identify environmental non-conformance and close out using HORACE / YellowJacket. Ensure corrective actions taken address root causes to prevent recurrence.
  • Input to risk management processes.
  • Liaise with project teams to ensure adequate procedures are established within functions and are implemented.
  • Produce reports, meeting minutes and presentation material as required.
  • Support the businesses corporate environmental and sustainability activities and initiatives such as knowledge sharing, lessons learn capturing and volunteering.
  • Provide additional support to the project as directed by the Environmental Lead.

Values and Cultural Fit

  • Leadership: Using innovation and challenge to lead by example
  • Respect: Understanding others, recognising their value and behaving accordingly
  • Integrity: Acting fairly, transparently and consistently

Person Specification

Technical Competencies required


  • Influencing Skills
  • Expert knowledge of all aspects of construction environmental management
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience in one or more relevant sustainability topics (Waste, carbon/energy, responsible sourcing, water, biodiversity, environmental site management)
  • Be able to translate technical topics into laypersons language and articulate the value of sustainability.
  • Experienced manager
  • Knowledge of rail environmental requirements
  • Familiarity with the companies environmental management systems and processes

Qualifications, Certifications and Experience required


  • Degree educated in a relevant environmental or science subject.
  • Experience of working on large construction projects.
  • Auditing experience.
  • Associate or higher-level member of IEMA or similar professional body.
  • CSCS Card Holder.
  • Chartered Environmentalist.
  • ISO14001 certified auditor.

Behavioural Competencies required

The key behavioural competencies required to perform the role well are outlined below.


  • Fulfils HS2 Values, Behaviours & Competencies
  • Health and safety - Takes safety of stakeholders, employees, self, suppliers and the public seriously. Understands own and others’ role in emergency situations and minimises risk.
  • Sustainability -The individual fully understands the relevance of sustainability to them and to the business and the main aspects we are committed to achieving with regard to economic development, social enrichment and environmental protection and demonstrates this through their ways of working.
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion - understands, respects and meets the needs of our diverse workforce and clients.   Active opposition to any form of unfair and unlawful discrimination.
  • Rigour, methodological, analytical – able to process data, identify trends, summarize.
  • Able to stand firm when challenged.  The role will entail implementing tasks that could be perceived by some as burdensome, with no value added.  Must have strong communication and influence competencies: Able to articulate the value and vision of sustainability.     Constant search for the business benefit and positive solutions.
  • Presence - the ability to present, teach, and communicate in a concise and impactful way to a large variety of stakeholders.
  • Proven business acumen - including negotiation with suppliers and partners to optimise business outcomes.
  • Team Player – works for the team to achieve the end result. Is a willing sharer of their knowledge and experience and builds relationships for the benefit of the business.
  • Interpersonal skills – understands the perspectives of others and works to achieve win-win situations.
  • Change and innovation – deals with ambiguity, embraces change and seeks innovation.
  • Proactive Approach – helps build a climate of high performance with ownership for standards and delivery, while acting on own initiative for the good of the team and organisation.

Flexible – willing to take on new or changed tasks to support challenging business objectives