Environmental Advisor


At Griffiths, our people are our company. The way in which we treat people – both our employees and the communities in which we live and work – is a core value that has driven our continued growth over the past five decades. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry. We are a Welsh regional civil engineering and construction contractor with our head office based in Abergavenny. Operating out of regional centres across Wales and England we construct new roads, bridges and railways as well as maintaining existing developments.

You will be joining a dynamic and inclusive commercial team, surrounded by a group of people who want to learn and develop. This will provide you with the opportunity to grow and progress within the team, whilst being supported at all times.

In 2018, Griffiths became part of Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. Griffiths has over 1,000 employees operating across 100 sites or schemes at any given time.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Environmental Advisor to be remotely based across our sites in the area of work, with the potential of hybrid working. Due to the nature of the role, we are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas – Cornwall, Penzance, Falmouth, Truro, Newquay, St Austell, Liskeard, Devon, Exeter, Wells, Bridgwater, Taunton, Plymouth, Plympton, Paignton, Torquay, Dorchester, Yeovil, Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

The role of Environmental Advisor is a role you will be required to work Monday – Friday but with flexibility should a business need arise.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We also have huge ambitions for the future and want to continue our growth and innovation to remain at the leading edge of our industry.


The Environmental Advisor report directly to the Future Generations Team will work closely with the project managers across the region. This role is fundamental in our current and future projects, and you will provide your knowledge and expertise to colleagues.

Your responsibilities will include (not exhaustive):

  • Understand the company environmental policies, procedures and statutory requirements in relation to their effect on AGC operations and ensure that these requirements are implemented and maintained
  • Provide advice for obtaining legal compliance consents, permits, licences and waste exemptions (e.g. discharge permits, land drainage consent, ordinary watercourse consent, abstraction licences, Section 61 consents, etc) – Ensure that these are actioned, in place and manage de-register
  • Support project teams with the development of Materials Management Plans (MMPs) and Site Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) to ensure all key opportunities and risks are identified, mitigated and subsequently managed appropriate to the level of environmental risk associated with the project
  • Monitor performance against the environmental and sustainability strategy and objectives, system, standards, processes and procedures and report back to the Future Generations Manager
  • Implement initiatives that will improve AGC environmental performance
  • Liaise with enforcing authorities and professional groups with region
  • Delivering and supporting the Future Generations Manager in business-wide strategies and initiatives designed to improve wellbeing of future generations, sustainability and environmental performance and bring about social, economic, environmental and cultural change
  • Raise awareness in the business through identifying gaps; arrange, co-ordinate and deliver specific environmental training and campaigns
  • Assist in the development, review and approval process were requested of environmental risk assessments / aspects and impacts and work package plans
  • Investigate all environmental non-conformances and audit findings, making recommendations and supporting the delivery of suitable and adequate corrective and preventative actions required. Communicate the results to the Future Generations Manager

You will be required to provide flexibility in this role a car / allowance is provided with this role so you must have a FULL UK manual car driving license with no more than 6 points


The successful applicant in the role of Environmental Advisor will be instrumental in the future development of the environmental and economics of our culture to achieve the benefits available through our continuous improvement strategies. You will have experience within a similar role with a large civil engineering/building infrastructure projects and/or construction industry.

Environmental Advisor – Qualifications/Requirements/Capabilities:

  • Member of IEMA, and ideally with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an environmental role within the construction industry
  • Strong knowledge and experience of statutory environmental legislation and regulations, as well as industry best practice
  • Good knowledge and experience of environmental and sustainability managements systems, such as ISO 14001, ISO50001, ISO20400, BS8001
  • Good cross business team working, with experience of influencing staff at all levels and being able to communicate this both written and verbally
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft office (word, excel PowerPoint)


We offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits:

  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents
  • Training and development opportunities

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Our extensive levels of expertise can be split into three major sectors: INFRASTRUCTURE, RAIL and GEOTECHNICAL.