Environmental Advisor

Job Introduction

Founded in 1968 Griffiths are one of the leading civil engineering and construction organisations working in Wales, the English border counties, and the West of England.

We pride ourselves in providing the “personal touch” establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships at all levels within client organisations, throughout the supply chain and with stakeholders.

We are very proud of our history and what makes us the company we are today. 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 offer a range of career development opportunities as a business unit of Tarmac PLC. We are looking for people who share this passion, enthusiasm, and collaborative approach to join our team. As part of a global business in CRH, the career opportunities are limitless.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.  We offer a flexible approach and are open to flexible working options.

We are currently looking for an Environmental Advisor to join our team in South West England. The role covers Worcester, Gloucester, Bristol and the Hampshire regions, so candidates based near these locations would be suitable. 

Working alongside the Environment Advisor covering Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset.

The role will cover Griffiths’ infrastructure, rail and utilities projects within South West England, and offers the opportunity to work across a dynamic and diverse range of projects with significant environmental considerations.

The position is full time offering the opportunity to develop, implement and support across the business a range of project and business sustainability strategies and winning future work.

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to Future Generations Team, within the SHEQ Department and working closely with the scheme project managers, your duties will include:

  • 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.

The Ideal Candidate

Experience of working on large civil engineering/building infrastructure projects and/or construction industry

  • Member of IEMA.  A minimum of 5 years’ experience in an environmental role within the construction industry.
  • Good 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
  • Experience in Microsoft office (word, excel PowerPoint)
  • Excellent communications skills – written and verbal.
  • CSCS card
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Medically fit

Why Griffiths

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
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Explore our sectors

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