Environmental Interfaces Manager

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Construction
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
£60,000 to £61,000 per annum
Posted:
05/12/2018
Recruiter:
VGC Perssonnel Ltd
Job Ref:
SWDEC02

Environment Interface Manager

Salary: �61,000 per annum

Project: HS2

Location: Birmingham

My client is the development partner for HS2 currently looking for an Environment Interface Manager to join their ever growing Environment team.

Purpose of the job:

Manage the key internal and external environmental interface relationships and associated products to ensure consistency of approach and quality. Aligned to this, to own the “single source of truth” for Phase Two Environment. To act as a facilitator between Environment Teams helping deliver the environmental assessment work (including associated assessments) developed for the hybrid Bill for Phase Two in accordance with programme, organisational, sponsor and parliamentary requirements.

Accountabilities of the role:

* Support the Central Environment Team’s route-wide environmental assessment requirements and deliverables by facilitating and supporting close working between HS2 Environment Teams (and in particular Area Teams) to ensure consistency of approach and quality.
* Support the development, management and monitoring of an integrated environmental programme that ensures timely and efficient delivery of environmental inputs and outputs across the different interface points.
* Working closely with Senior Environment Managers across Phase Two, and through ownership of the Phase Two Environment Team’s “single source of truth”, lead the co-ordination of responses to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters to ensure timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.
* Manage and approach to route-wide technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Area and Stakeholder Teams) via various different forums to obtain information to inform the development of the route-wide assessment and design and to ensure the stakeholder’s environmental and sustainability requirements are understood andmanaged so as tominimise petition risk and to support the development of a world class railway.
* Manage the Phase Two Environment Team Forum, working closely with colleagues to operate an open, transparent and inclusivemechanismto support delivery. Working closely with the Phase Two Head of Environment, to use this forumto help develop a sense of corporate identity across HS2 Ltd, promoting the work of the team.
* Manage and co-ordinate route-wide environmental instructions to Counsel and Parliamentary Agents to support the development of, and response to, key strategic issues and ensure a clear and accessible audit trail.
* Support input into the route-wide environmental risk register.
* Develop, manage and monitor an on-going programme (aligned to keymilestones) of Phase Two Environment Team lessons learnt that can feedback internally or externally as required (e.g. to inform future phases, other major infrastructure projects or Government guidance).
* Support the Phase Two Head of Environment on internal and external reporting of environmental matters..

Knowledge, skills and experience required:

* Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.
* Chartered membership (or working towards membership) of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation is desirable.
* Experience of working on environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex infrastructure/ engineering projects.
* Experience of projectmanagement within a built environmental field.
* Knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.
* Proven ability to manage individuals and to work across multidisciplinary teams.
* Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss environmental issues to a range of stakeholders.
* Strong IT skills and proven working ability to use 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 documentmanagement systems). A good understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

If you feel as if this the role for you than please apply now and we will be in contact to discuss further.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Details:
VGC Perssonnel Ltd
Tel: 01895 671 820
Contact: Sam Wilson
Email:

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