Environmental Manager

Environmental Manager


Environmental Manager, Billingham


Edward Reed Recruitment are searching for an Environmental Manager to join our client based in Billingham.

As the Environmental Manager, you will assist with obtaining planning permissions and other statutory consents for each site and project. Provide information and guidance on the environmental obligations for each site and project to ensure compliance with regulations.

The individual will be responsible to the Engineering Director as part of the Group.

  • Programming and budgeting of works.
  • Compliance with safety, health and environment regulations;
  • Provide assistance with applications for:-
    • New planning applications, including those captured by the EIA Regulations;
    • Other non-planning consents;
    • Discharging conditions attached to permissions;
    • Maintaining compliance with all planning and non-planning permissions.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to the Environmental Coordinator.
  • Monitor and ensure effectiveness of environmental procedures and, where applicable, make recommendations for improvements.
  • Making informed decisions about mechanisms to ensure environmental compliance in cases of amended engineering working practices.
  • Advise on pollution prevention and mitigation.
  • Coordinating ecological surveys by third parties, and other environmental assessments as required.  Be aware of how construction can impact upon species and what legislation and guidance is applicable for this.
  • Convey clear and concise information in both written and verbal format to colleagues, clients, contractors and third parties.
  • Produce technical reports using IT software (Microsoft Office). Competency with standard MS Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook.
  • Work efficiently and logically in high-pressured situations.


The Person


Skills and Attributes

  • Analytical thinking.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Show commercial awareness and an understanding of business
  • Display a high level of computer literacy
  • Excellent organisation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to lead others and work simultaneously as a member of a team.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • A genuine interest in and understanding of environmental issues, relevant legislation and renewable energy sources


Experience and Qualifications


  • A degree in planning or environmental sciences
  • Professional Membership of an accredited institution (RTPI/IEMA)
  • Must have at least 15 years post graduate experience in a similar role within the construction and/or consultancy sector
  • Good knowledge of planning legislation.
  • Good knowledge of waste legislation and environmental permitting
  • Good knowledge of appropriate environmental legislation.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be competent in Microsoft Office.


Measures of Success


  • Positive feedback from Clients, Regulators and Managers.
  • No corrective actions from statutory regulators.
  • Successful applications.
  • Acceptance of monitoring reports.
  • Consistently accurate and timely information for business and Clients.


Key Information


  • The position will be based at Billingham (with travel as required to other UK locations).
  • The position will command a competitive package.
  • Applicants need to demonstrate a successful track record and experience of working within a similar role.
  • Hours: 08:00 – 17:00 (16:00 Friday)