The Environment Agency protects and improves the environment, we help people and wildlife adapt to climate change and reduce its impacts, including flooding, drought, sea level rise and coastal erosion. We work closely with a wide range of partners to reduce the risk of flooding, while at the same time protecting and improving all aspects of the environment. Join our National Environmental Assessment Service (NEAS) and you’ll be a key part of the team helping to deliver sustainable flood schemes that achieve positive outcomes for people and wildlife alike.
The Environment Agency is investing £2.5 billion between now and 2021 to reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across England. As Senior Environmental Project Manager, you’ll focus on the environmental impacts and relevant environmental consents of a wide range of flood projects, from start to finish, ensuring they are environmentally compliant and achieve positive socio-environmental outcomes. Working as part of an integrated project team, you’ll identify environmental opportunities and ensure that projects deliver multiple benefits. You will attend stakeholder, local authority and community meetings, communicating and consulting on new flood defence proposals, to ensure all affected and interested parties are engaged and ultimately support the proposed scheme. You’ll primarily be focused on flood risk schemes across Yorkshire and the Northeast, but may also have the opportunity to work on national projects. Every flood risk project is different and presents its own set of challenges, this is a truly unique opportunity to join the Environment Agency, enjoy a rewarding career and make a real difference to sustainable flood risk management.
You’ll have a relevant degree, a good knowledge across a range of environmental disciplines and environmental impact assessment, and ideally be a member of a relevant professional body, such as the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. Whatever your background, you are driven and dedicated to want to make a difference, to improve places for people and wildlife through sustainable flood defence. You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, along with a natural talent for building strong working relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders.
In return for your hard work, we offer a competitive package with a range of benefits, including a generous career average pension scheme, flexible working hours to suit you, as well as a strong culture in protecting and enhancing wellbeing, with the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment. We’re committed to your continued professional development – you’ll have the opportunity to further develop your skills and expertise throughout your career with us.
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Closing date: 12th March, 2018
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