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9 months ago
Balfour Beatty
Location: Dartford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Environmental Jobs
Environmental Advisor

Job number: UK11588
Company/Division: Power Transmission & Distribution
Career area: Environmental Services
Country: UK
Region/State: South East
City: Dartford
Position type: Full Time
Job type: Permanent

About the role

Choose an Environmental Advisory career with Balfour Beatty and feel the personal and professional benefit of collaboration at work. We believe in working differently and, as part of the team on our Power, Transmission and Distribution projects, our forward thinking and innovative approach are setting standards for the rest of the utilities industry to follow.

Our advanced ways of working can also offer you vast exposure, immense experience and the opportunity to develop an Environmental career to be proud of.

What you'll be doing

As the Environmental Advisor you will provide support and advice to operational teams on all aspects of environmental management, developing environmental documentation, meeting legal and company standards and helping deliver a culture of continual improvement. Understand and work with our Clients and Regulators to ensure their environmental requirements are complied with and support on site mitigation, sustainability of works and engagement with local stakeholders and members of the public.

Who we're looking for

A confident communicator, you will be able to provide advice and support to operational teams on environmental matters and develop and maintain local environmental management and sustainability plans.

Passionate about maintaining relationships with regulators, clients, subcontractors and with local stakeholders, you will have the ability to build rapport and hold conversations at tender stage right through to project delivery, in order to highlight any potential environmental issues and what can be done to minimise these.

Having a keen eye for detail, you will Investigate and report all incidents to the Environmental Manager, ensuring the environmental management system is maintained in line with changing standards, legislation, Client requirements and ensure on site compliance with environmental legislation and coach teams in applying controls and mitigations.

Essential skills

* Strong knowledge of environment management
* Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Environmental Management
* Practical experience and knowledge of environmental legislation, ecology mitigation, environmental licences and consent applications and regulators
* Understanding of ecological matters and environmental law
* PIEEM, or IEMA Membership
* Commercial awareness
* Full UK driver’s licence and flexibility to travel
* Understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment
* Literate in MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
* Good interpersonal skills


* Internal environmental auditor qualification
* Competent ecological surveyor for one protected species
* Master’s degree in relevant field
* NEBOSH H&S Diploma or equivalent
* Knowledge of the Construction Industry

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from £50,000 schemes to £100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beatty’s Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the world’s most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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