Your new role
This role provides you with a great career opportunity to gain a unique and varied experience within our Environment Group. As an Environmental Advisor, you will support the delivery of better environmental outcomes, by providing advice across the range of environmental topics and specifically on environmental impact assessment, environmental appraisal, design and technical advice.
Working at a regional level, you will provide technical advice to support the development and maintenance of Highways England assets across a variety of projects, developing and applying your understanding of the relevant statutory requirements, external standards and good environmental design principles.
What you’ll be leading on
Providing accurate, practical and timely technical advice (including reviews and governance) to support colleagues in resolving technical issues, focusing particularly on environmental impact assessment and environmental appraisal
Responding to internal and external stakeholder enquiries with appropriate environmental advice and guidance, escalating complex issues appropriately, to support their decision making
Contribute to the preparation, review and quality assurance of technical documentation, presentations and papers to ensure that they are fit for purpose – specifically supporting Designated Funds workstreams
Support senior colleagues with the development and implementation of activities in line with our Sustainable Development and Environment strategies
To be successful
Membership of, or working towards, a relevant professional institution, or a relevant qualification and evidence of professional development
Knowledge, understanding and experience of a broad range of environmental topics, including relevant work experience in environmental assessment, appraisal and design
Experience of using environmental knowledge and understanding to support improved environmental performance or outcomes
Experience of providing technical environmental advice and effectively communicating and presenting this in a variety of engaging formats
Ability to work effectively with others to support the delivery of improved environmental outcomes, whilst dealing constructively with setbacks
A bit about us
Safety, Engineering and Standards (SES) is an exciting place to work. SES key priorities are to support world class operational delivery and technical advice for our road network, provide support services to lead, enable and innovate in the development of the Strategic Road Network and provide expert advice on matters relating to health and safety.
If you are looking for a challenging, exhilarating and world class organisation then join one of our dedicated, professional teams leading on technical services, health and safety, sustainability and diversity agendas for Highways England.
Interviews will take place mid-March 2019.
Why you should join us
At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.
So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.
We reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.