Senior Environmental Specialist job in Leicester at Highways Agency

Senior Environmental Specialist

Company: Highways Agency

Location: Penrith or Preston UK

Date Posted:Nov 28, 2017

The roleDue to continued growth and investment, Highways England is looking to recruit a new Senior Environmental Specialist to join our team.You will supervise environmental specialists, providing guidance and support to the engineers who contribute to Cumbria and North Lancashire Asset Delivery forward programme by providing technical expertise in the scoping of asset specific risks and opportunities, while assuring adherence to defined asset policies and standards. Input into the cyclical maintenance regime.Day to day - Programming of assessments and further site surveys - Input into scoping and assessment for large scale improvements - Coordination and review of relevant Environmental Database layers - Management of quarterly database submission - Determination risk and receptors for environmental / heritage / ecological features and design mitigation for impacts - To oversee all road scheme activities which may affect the HE area soft estate - Compliance at all times with European, UK Environmental wildlife laws as well as review and appraisal of Section 278 - Undertaking desk studies and site surveys including habitat and protected species for Value Management, feasibility and technical survey - Mentoring and supervision of junior to mid-level staff - Keep up to date with new environmental policies and legislation - Input and review of the relevant procedures - Input into Value Management as well as Environmental Aspects and Impacts RegisterAbout you - Demonstrable experience of environmental surveys, environmental impact assessments and reviews, preferably in the highway infrastructure industry - Experience of problem solving, working to deadlines, prioritisation - Review the capability of the organisation and make recommendations to improve environmental methods and procedures. - Demonstrate a practical approach to the application of established best practice methods to ensure compliance with environmental legislation. - Evidence of knowledge of European and UK environmental and wildlife related legislation as Knowledge of the requirements of environmental database systems and record keeping - Evidence of the Knowledge of issues affecting the UK ecological/environmental and/or construction industry - Experience of project management - UK protected and invasive species - Faunal survey methodologies - UK species identification and taxonomy - Environmental survey and field craft skills - Knowledge of the requirements of environmental database systems and record keeping - Experience of report and letter writing including reviewing and editing - Driving licenceApplyingSo we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application.You're also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.We're expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible View full job description
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