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Assistant Environmental Specialist

33 Days Holiday, Pension, Healthcare & Many More
Closing date
24 May 2022
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Your new company

A large and well regarded company that genuinely cares about their environmental impact. They are investing over £2 billion into construction projects over the next five years to improve the services they provide, and want you to help them do so sustainably. Their plans include a large investment into sustainability from now to 2025, primarily with regard to climate change, biodiversity and a progressive switch to renewable energy.

A clear commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, welcoming diverse thinking. The client values character, positivity, and a caring attitude in equal weight to relevant experience. They really care about what they do, and they want to welcome people that feel the same.

Do you have a strong technical background in a relevant environmental discipline, and an understanding of the relevant regulatory, social, political, and environmental drivers in the industry? Are you experienced in building effective working relationships with others from a range of organisations? If so, please read on!

Your new role

As an Assistant Environmental Specialist, you will have two main responsibilities…

1) Supporting the delivery of the environmental and water resource activities required for successful project delivery of the client's Strategic Resource Options (SRO's). For this, you'll need to contribute to technical work packages being delivered by consultants to ensure they deliver the required outcomes that have been agreed with regulators.

Alongside this, you'll work with technical experts within the organisation and will also support the lead specialist to utilise internal expertise and get the best outcome for the SRO's.

2) The second element of this role covers general, overall responsibilities including Ecology, hydrology, regulatory environmental assessments, biodiversity, and natural capital. You'll also develop an understanding of natural capital benefit and wider assessments and support the development of policy where required.

What you'll need to succeed

You'll need to support the building of relationships with environmental regulators along with internal stakeholders, providing technical advice to ensure that the SROs can deliver Environmental Assessments on these strategic surface water transfers, particularly from an ecological and hydrology perspective. Specifically, they would be looking for prior experience in the below:

  • Experience in a consultancy environment, handling work of that nature
  • An understanding of the relevant regulatory, social, political and environmental drivers that affect the business.
  • The ability to provide or interpret technical advice/reports and occasionally communicate this along with the lead specialist.
  • Strong analytical skills, with ability to quickly assimilate information, think broadly and ask questions about data, facts and other information. Presentation creation and delivery.

What you'll get in return

It's not just a job you'll get, it's a career too. My client has a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And they'll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live. Here's some of the favourites:

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Fantastic Pension scheme - The company contribution will be twice your contribution (Up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Comprehensive flexible benefits scheme including Gymflex, Dental and Critical Illness Insurance and our Technology Scheme where you can spread payment for a variety of Technology purchases
  • A chance to save up to £500 per month for three or five years, with the option to buy shares at a discounted rate
  • A range of work/life balance features such as; flexible working, fostering leave, adoption, maternity, paternity, parental leave, neonatal leave and fertility leave.
  • Please be aware some of these benefits may be subject to experience / length of service or role.

What you need to do now
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