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Environment & Sustainability Director (Maternity Cover)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About the role:

Lead the Contract Environment & Sustainability team through the delivery of detailed design & construction phase of the HS2 Main Works Civils Contract, providing strategic oversight to achieving client, programme and parent company objectives & targets. This key role is part of the project’s senior leadership team.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Role Responsibility

  • Provide the strategic leadership on all aspects of environmental sustainability. Drive awareness for and delivery against contract targets, including reducing Carbon and whole life impacts, and striving to achieve no-net loss in biodiversity and CEEQUAL Excellent rating. Maintain innovation awareness to continuously seek ways to maintain an industry leading contract. 
  • Provide operational and functional management advice to the design and construction team on the practical implementation of contract policies and processes. Provide assurance to senior management team, understanding and communicating all key risks and relevant information as necessary to ensure sound environmental management across the contract.
  • Oversee the provision of all Environmental specialist including procurement and sub—contract management, managing performance and budgets. Provide specialist support to the commercial team for any scope changes, early warnings or other formal communications required with the client on environment and sustainability matters.
  • Lead the Environment & Sustainability Team on the Contract.  Manage the development and structure of this team that ensures the ongoing needs of the Contract and individuals are met. Encourage collaboration between sectors and contracts to maintain consistency.
  • Maintain the Environmental Management System, certified to ISO 14001:2015, ensuring it remains appropriate to all contract risks and legal compliance at a minimum (incl. the HS2 Act and associated Environmental Minimum requirements). Monitor and report performance against targets and drive innovation and continuous improvement throughout the contract team.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrates an unwavering passion for the Environment and Sustainability, driving innovation and an ability to positively influence and develop those around them.
  • Significant environmental and sustainability management experience in the construction industry on large infrastructure projects or equivalent, comparable industry/projects.
  • Strong demonstrable leadership skills essential, with experience managing a large, multi-disciplinary team. Able to communicate as part of the senior management team, influencing and driving change as required.
  • Strategic-minded with excellent organisation, communication and time management skills. Project management and commercial/contract management experience required.
  • Chartered Environmentalist, Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or equivalent and registered Environmental Auditor (required but with extensive EMS and audit experience can be acquired once in post).

About the Company

The role will work on the HS2 project. HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services

The Skanska | Costain | STRABAG (SCS JV) is delivering the HS2 London Tunnels Contract. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), SCL tunnels, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we require candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous and we will not share any of your data with other parties. All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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