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Environment Interfaces Advisor HS2 (Central)

Requisition ID:  213985

  • Relocation Authorized:  None
  • Project No.:  26129
  • Grade:  25-26
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No 


 Support the management of key internal and external environmental interface relationships and associated products to ensure consistency of approach and quality. Support the management of the “single source of truth” for Phase Two Environment.


Support the Central Environment Team’s route-wide environmental assessment requirements and deliverables by supporting close working between HS2 Environment Teams (and in particular Area Teams) to ensure consistency of approach and quality.

 Support the collation of information to help develop, manage and monitor an integrated environmental programme that ensures timely and efficient delivery of environmental inputs and outputs across the different interface points.

Working closely with the Environment Interfaces Manager and other Environmental colleagues across Phase Two, support 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.

Support 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 and managed so as to minimise petition risk and to support the development of a world class railway.

 Support the management of the Phase Two Environment Team Forum

Support the management and co-ordination of 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

 Support the on-going programme 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 Environment Interfaces Manager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.



Ensure full audit trail of key decisions and compliant data management to enable effective petition management, efficient handling of enquiries (including FOI and EIR) and to ensure that statutory requirements are met.

Working closely with the Environment Interfaces Manager, provide route-wide environmental input into relevant HS2 Ltd reports and briefings to Ministers to enable robust decision making.


 Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.

 Working towards membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation is


Experience of working on environmental assessment (EIA) on complex projects.

 Understanding of environment legislation and current best practice guidance.

Proven ability to work across multidisciplinary teams.

 Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to engage with a range of


 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 document management systems). A good

understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

 Experience of working under tight deadlines.


This role is part of the client team supporting the forging and maintaining of relationships across Phase Two, Phase 2A, Phase One and Technical Directorate. The role supports the management of the “single source of truth” for Phase Two Environment. This requires working closely with environmental colleagues across Phase Two helping to coordinate responses to FOI, EIR and PQ requests and in helping manage legal instructions. You engage with environment colleagues across Phase Two to help achieve consistent, high quality products. This role supports the management of the Phase Two Environment Team Forum and help maintain an on-going environment team lessons learnt programme. You provide support and input to the Environment Interfaces Manager on route-wide issues. You help in ensuring that the Area Team builds on work already undertaken on Phase Two, whilst remaining consistent with Phase One and Phase 2A and avoiding difficult precedent for any subsequent phases of HS2 under the guidance of the Central Environment Team. You support the hybrid Bill process and Principle and Expert Witnesses in the defence of the scheme before Select Committee.


No line management or budgetary responsibility.


 This role is the Environment Interfaces Advisor for the Phase Two route.

 The role reports to the Environment Interfaces Manager and interfaces with other environment team

colleagues across HS2.


Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.