Environmental Advisor

Guildford, Surrey
£33,340 - £36,674
07 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

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.



And finally

We reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.