• Environmental Advisor

    Job Locations UK-East Sussex
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(06/08/2018 13:23)
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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.


    East Sussex Highways is a joint venture between Costain and CH2M which will bring together several aspects of highways maintenance, such as roads, pavements, drainage, street lights, traffic lights and structures that are currently run by outside contractors and the county council.


    We are looking for an Environmental Advisor to join the team, please note that applications for this role close on 6th July.

    What will I be doing?

    • Understand the Company Health & Safety and Environmental (SHE) Policies and Processes and statutory requirements as they affect the company’s operations and ensure the requirements are implemented.
    • Provide operational and functional management advice on the practical implementation of the company’s Environmental policies and processes including external stakeholders such as customers if necessary.

    • Assist SHE Manager or delegate and Contract Management in understanding of stakeholders (internal and external) aims, priorities and risks with regards to Environmental Management

    • Undertake and/or assist SHE Manager and/or Contract Management in establishing, managing and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders such as local authorities, EA, Natural England etc

    • Assist with and undertake SHE Advisory Visits, Inspections and Audits where required of operational sites. Participate, as requested in “Company” Group SHE audits.

    • Research Safety, Health and Environmental Issues and best practices as directed by the SHE Manager or delegate

    • When directed, assist with the preparation of environmental studies and assessments and work Risk Assessments and Method Statements

    • Undertake and/or assist with the monitoring, analysis of and reporting of SHE performance. Utilize data to highlight areas of further consideration, evaluation and intervention
    • Assist in the preparation and implementation of SHE training/briefings, as directed.

    About you

    • Environmental Degree or equivalent
    • Grad IEMA or equivalent
    • At least 1 year's previous experience in a SHE role
    • Experience of delivering presentations, training etc
    • The ability to thrive in pressure situations
    • The ability to empathise and communicate with stakeholder and the Contract Team
    • Excellent organisations, communication and time management skills
    • A passion of SHE and specifically Environment improvement
    • Be able to work on own initiative when required
    • Computer literate

    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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