Senior Environmental Manager

  • Job Reference: RNS-022-6381
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Assystem
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  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Pension (5% employer contribution), 25 days' holiday
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Science & Technology, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: ASAP

Job Description

Required to provide advice and support to the construction team regarding the environmental constraints and management issues on the delivery of HS2.
You will be responsible for managing, challenging and assuring construction Environmental Minimum Requirements (EMR) compliance and ensuring these are fully integrated into construction design, site works and programme.

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport. A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Schofield Lothian have been providing specialised construction industry consultancy services since 1979, delivering sustainable performance improvements within five practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; Environment & Sustainability; and Contract Services.

Having an excellent reputation within the transport & infrastructure and property market sectors, they have developed relationships with a wide array of industry clients.

In an exciting development, Schofield Lothian & Assystem have allied with the intention of providing a comprehensive range of services and solutions across the industry. Schofield Lothian combining their focused knowledge and experience with Assystem's long history in the provision of design & project management, construction supervision and digital transformation services.

The role will require extensive interaction with both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Liaise with Environmental Substantiality core team specialists as required in order to provide advice and support for the construction team regarding the environmental constraints and HS2 and Legal requirements on all environmental topics; Ecology, Landscape, Archaeology and Built Heritage, Watercourse diversions, Water resources and flood risk, Waste, Carbon, BREEAM Contamination land, Noise & Vibration, Fencing, Land and Air Quality, Agriculture, Forestry and Soils.
  • Raise awareness of key environmental issues. Identify training needs and input into site training.
  • Liaise with the Enabling Works Contractor on the full range of environmental co-ordination and handover.
  • Engage with sub-contractors and their environmental reps to embed environment requirements and effective implementation within their packages of work.
  • Provide/facilitate writing of site environmental documentation.
  • Investigate incidents/non-conformances and share lessons learned across the contract.
  • In coordination with the EMR team, ensure that construction methodology and programme is compliant with the EMRs and the U&As via the EMR Compliance Checklist & EMR Compliance Note
  • Liaise with Consent and Undertakings & Assurance (U&A) team to ensure that any compliance issues are monitored and relevant information fed back to allow discharge of environmental conditions.
  • Liaise with Sub-Lot teams to gather all information needed by core team specialists or DJV for production of Dust Risk Assessments, Noise & Vibration Assessments and other environmental topic documents for Construction.
  • Collaborate with all other parties as required for the discharging of the responsibilities above.
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm for their own and their reports' activities.
  • Drive environmental / sustainability improvement and ensure that opportunities are identified and realised by pre-construction / construction teams.

Experience Required:

  • 5-10 years'+ experience
  • Large scale linear project experience (eg rail or highway).
  • Significant experience with either a consulting engineer, main civil engineering contractor or a specialist environmental contractor.
  • Experience of environmental design and mitigation
  • Broad experience of all aspects of environmental design and works and impacts on 3rd Parties
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • High standard of computer literacy
  • Confidence and experience to challenge designs prepared by others

The following qualities/experience are desirable:

  • Qualified Environmental specialist or a related discipline is desirable; membership of a relevant professional body is advantageous
  • Holding a valid CSCS card to visit sites is desirable