• Environmental Manager (Waste & Resources)

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(04/06/2018 15:00)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    HS2 is the UK’s new high speed rail network. It will be a catalyst for economic growth across Britain, freeing up space on the existing railways and connecting 8 out of the UK’s 10 biggest cities with fast, reliable and frequent high speed services.


    Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) are delivering the Enabling Works Contract (EWC) programme of works for HS2, across the Southern area, to make way for the main civil and station build contracts. The scope of the EWC South includes demolition, utilities diversions, highways, archaeology, and ecology works over 4-6 years, with an estimated final value in excess of £500m. You will be directly involved in the delivery of the programme of circa 150 individual projects and will help contribute to skills and employment in the local community, leaving a positive legacy.

    What will I be doing?

    We are looking for a Waste & Resources Manager to work on our HS2 Enabling works contract. The role is part of the Environment and Sustainability Team which is responsible for the delivery of project wide advice and support for specific works packages in the North Acton/Willesden junction to West Ruislip area. This role will be embedded within the project teams delivering the works packages and will report to the Sector Environment Manager and the Waste & Resources Manager for Euston Station.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • To assist CSjv in its aspiration to select sustainable and non-hazardous materials and minimise the production of waste.
    • To interpret, assess and advise the CSjv Environment Team on the implications of existing, new and forthcoming legislation, standards and guidance.
    • To provide technical advice and support on materials and waste to the project teams.
    • Assist in the development and delivery of materials and waste training for all project staff.
    • Assure materials and waste processes, procedures and forms in line with existing, new and forthcoming policy, legislation, standards and guidance.
    • Advise on, produce, approve, and assure Materials Management Plans, Sampling Plans, Resource Management Plans and Site Waste Management Plans.
    • Interpret and assure materials and waste characterisation analysis reports.
    • Undertake and/or assist Sector Environment Manager in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with the supply chain and external stakeholders such as local authorities, EA, and others as required and directed.
    • Assist in ensuring that Waste Management requirements are fully embedded in the project construction delivery i.e. HS2 Code of Construction Practice, Environmental Minimum Requirement s and HS2 Hybrid Bill.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of Area South Site Waste Management Plan, Resource Management Plans, Sustainable Procurement Plan and coordination of reviews as and when required.
    • Assist in the Implementation of Sector Waste Audit’s Schedule.
    • Responsible for undertaking and/or assisting with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of Waste performance. Utilise data to highlight areas of further consideration, evaluation and intervention.
    • Assist and/or manage the investigation of waste incidents, near misses as directed.
    • Promote the CSJV and HS2 Environmental messages in addition to the implementation of best practice principles including promoting any supply chain solutions.
    • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relations to Environmental Management and responsibilities including appropriate qualifications and professional membership.

    About you

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Environmental qualification – minimum bachelor degree
    • Chartered Waste Manager (MCIWM)
    • Experience of waste management on large, complex or very high profile infrastructure/engineering projects
    • Solid Track record in delivering robust reports and information for major projects
    • CL:AIRE Code of Practice Qualified Person



    You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador).


    Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.


    It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


    HS2 – working with Skanska & Costain, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.


    All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


    Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

    Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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