Principal Environmental Project Manager

Posted about 2 years ago by Environment Agency
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £43,344
Sector Environment Management
Posted about 2 years ago
Apply by Sunday, 14 May 2017

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated environmental professional to join the National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) to lead the environmental input to flood risk infrastructure works and specifically to the large and complex River Thames Scheme (RTS) for the next few years. The principle responsibilities in the role will be to provide strategic leadership to the project on all environmental matters and on meeting specific environmental requirements as part of the planning application. You will work with our suppliers and the project delivery team to manage environmental risk down to acceptable levels and ensure compliance with all environmental legislation, including Habitats Regulations and the Water Framework Directive as the scheme moves through appraisal, design and into construction. You will represent NEAS on the RTS Project Board and will chair the important Environmental Advisory Group involving several external partners.

NEAS supports Flood and Coastal Risk Management to deliver their flood risk plans, programmes and projects by identifying potential environmental risk at an early stage and subsequently work to manage any inherent environmental risks down to acceptable levels. We work closely with colleagues and external partners to deliver positive environmental benefits for people and wildlife. The team also provides the Agency’s professional resources in Heritage and Landscape Architecture.  

You will be able to demonstrate extensive and relevant environmental legislation experience and be able to provide excellent technical leadership to other NEAS team members, the wider RTS project delivery team, environmental partners and management. We require experienced capabilities in the core technical areas of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Sustainability, but also professional expertise in such areas as stakeholder engagement, supplier procurement, habitat creation and complex environmental legislation such as Habitats Regulations and Water Framework Directive.

You will have excellent project management and communication skills, an ability to negotiate great outcomes and have a track record of delivering high profile or contentious projects and show that this has been done in partnership. We are also looking for experience of technical leadership to teams of highly qualified and skilled environmental professionals

Additional information

Location: Reading or Worthing (with frequent co-location in Redhill)

The role will involve travel to project sites and supplier and stakeholder offices so a full UK driving licence is essential.

If you are interested in applying for this post, please feel free to call Phil Griffiths on 07771646262 or by e-mail at

Closing date for applications: Sunday 14th May 2017 23:55

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