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Environmental Project Manager

Environment Agency
Chichester , London, Romsey , Worthing , Pevensey
Closing date
26 Nov 2023
NEAS SE - 28018

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Environmental Project Manager

City/Town: Chichester , London, Romsey , Worthing , Pevensey

Permanent, Full Time

Salary Minimum: £29,706

Are you passionate about mitigating environmental risk to protect people and wildlife?

Do you want to be directly involved in delivering Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) capital programmes?

Do you enjoy championing positive environmental outcomes?

Does managing a varied portfolio of environmental projects excite you?

Then the National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team is looking for you!

We are looking for Environmental Project Managers to join our NEAS team.

NEAS oversees the effective identification and management of environmental risk on our FCERM projects and helps identify and deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place. Our NEAS Hub Teams (there are 6 across England) are responsible for the input of high quality environmental and sustainability advice to the Integrated Delivery Teams for each Delivery Hub. Our input is principally at the project development stages where we ensure that the need for environmental consents and approvals is identified.

You’ll be involved in ground-breaking and award-winning work, leaving a legacy for the future through effective collaboration across internal departments, the wider Defra group, statutory bodies, our Supply Partners, businesses, and communities.

Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and alternative working arrangements will be available to support you with your incident role.

The National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability team (NEAS) is part of Major Projects and Programme Delivery. You will find the South East NEAS team are motivated and passionate advocates for the environment. Within NEAS we provide a friendly and supportive working environment with the option of flexible working and many other choices to help accommodate the demands that various personal commitments may present.

Experience/skills required


  • Educated in environmental science or a related subject
  • Experience in managing the environmental risk in projects
  • Effective communication
  • Effective influencing skills


  • Basic knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment.
  • Membership of a professional environmental institute.
  • Relevant environmental involvement in infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge of flood and coastal risk management.
  • Experience as an adviser within multi-disciplinary project teams.

A driving licence is ideally required

You will be offered comprehensive induction/training and will be given the time and space to learn while doing the role. You will also be assigned a coach within the team to support you as you embark on the role.

We will also support you in progressing your status within the professional institute of your choice.

Contact and additional information.

Benefits include generous pension provision and leave entitlement. Our flexible working practices support a healthy work/life balance, and for those seeking career progression excellent training and learning opportunities are available. Please see the candidate pack for more information.

Some national travel with occasional overnight stays will be required. Working from home when not needed at site or in an office is supported.

When providing evidence for competencies within your application, please give examples of how you clearly demonstrate these either within the context of this role or as transferable skills.

For further information please contact

Closing Date: 26 November 2023, 23:55 hours


Who we are

We were established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. We have around 10,600 employees. Our head office is in Bristol and we have another office in London. 


Within England we’re responsible for:

  • regulating major industry and waste
  • treatment of contaminated land
  • water quality and resources
  • fisheries
  • inland river, estuary and harbour navigations
  • conservation and ecology

We are also responsible for managing the risk of flooding from main rivers, reservoirs, estuaries and the sea.

Lead local flood authorities (LLFAs) are responsible for managing the risk of flooding from surface water, groundwater and ordinary watercourses and lead on community recovery.


Our priorities are to:

  • work with businesses and other organisations to manage the use of resources
  • increase the resilience of people, property and businesses to the risks of flooding and coastal erosion
  • protect and improving water, land and biodiversity
  • improve the way we work as a regulator to protect people and the environment and support sustainable growth

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