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Environmental Impact Assessment Advisor

Requisition ID:  260005

  • Relocation Authorized: None
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 08/26/2022 
  • Grade: 23
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? Yes 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Employee Referral Amount:  

Bechtel helps clients deliver projects of purpose that create a lasting positive legacy globally. These projects create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

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Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things

Project Summary

 

We are currently recruiting for long term career professionals, with an initial assignment supporting HS2.  As a Delivery Partner, Bechtel provides expert engineering, environmental, engagement and project management support for the Phase 2b of HS2. We focus on the delivery of Hybrid Bill through the parliamentary process and advice to HS2's sponsor, the Department for Transport, to assist her Majesty's Government in making and implementing investment decisions.

 

HS2 is a hugely important project for the country as it will generate economic opportunities for those communities and businesses between Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands and beyond. HS2 will play an increasingly important part in the post Covid-19 pandemic recovery and this team is a key part of the engine to make this happen.

 

This role has an anticipated start date of September 2022 and permits part time remote working. This provides the opportunity to work from home part of the time and in the Birmingham office approximately 5 days per fortnight.

 

JOB PURPOSE

 

As a Environment Advisor at HS2 you will support the area environmental assessment work (including associated assessments) developed for the hybrid Bill for Phase 2b in accordance with organisational, sponsor and parliamentary requirements.

 

About the role

·       Support the Area Team’s environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with the rest of the Area Team, the other Phase Two Area Teams (particularly adjacent areas), HS2 Ltd’s Technical Directorate and the Phase Two Central Environment Team. Ensure all client requirements are met for the hybrid Bill and Additional Provisions (and in particular the Environmental Statements and Supplementary Environmental Statements (and associated assessments).

·        As part of the Area Team, provide advice to support the development of environmental design solutions and ensure that environmental sustainability issues continue to be embedded as an integral part of the project design in accordance with the HS2 Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach Document.

·       Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts, architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists to achieve high quality integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.

·       Work closely with the consultants appointed to undertake area environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects and ensure compliance with HS2 Ltd assumptions in relation to design, construction and operation.

·       As part of HS2 Ltd’s assurance process, support the review and appraisal of all area environmental deliverables produced by consultants to ensure compliance with the organisation’s technical and sponsor requirements to enable them to be confidently defended before Select Committee.

·       Support area technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Central Environment Team and Stakeholder Team) via various different forums to obtain information to inform the development of the area (and, where necessary, 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.

·       Working closely with the Environment Manager, provide area environmental support to the hybrid Bill team and preparation of petition responses and reports to Select Committee.

·       Working closely with the Environment Manager, draft responses to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters to ensure timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.

·       Support the Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment 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 Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment Manager, provide area environmental support into relevant HS2 Ltd reports and briefings to Ministers to enable robust decision making.

About you

Skills:

·       Proven ability to work across multidisciplinary teams.

·       Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to engage with a range of stakeholders on sensitive environmental issues.

·       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 will be provided in the use of the internal document management systems)

·        A good understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

Knowledge:

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

·       Working towards membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation.

·       Knowledge of environmental legislation and current best practice guidance.

 

Type of Experience:

·       Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations.

·       Experience of working under tight deadlines. 

 

Note: All government funded organisations are required to ensure that any personnel employed or engaged by them to work in their offices or on their systems, comply with this standard. The check criteria involves verification of identity; nationality and immigration status; employment history (past 5 years) and criminal record.

 

What you can expect from us:

 

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

·       Flexible Working

·       Private Medical Coverage

·       Life Insurance Program

·       Pension Scheme

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       Long Term Disability Scheme

 

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live. 

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