• Senior Environmental Steward

    Job Locations UK-Kent-Kings Hill
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
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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.


    The Aone+ is a joint venture between Costain, CH2M and Colas where they have been entrusted with completing a diverse range of maintenance, incident response, weather management and road engineering duties across over 4300 miles of major road network.  The network include Area 12 Yorkshire and Humberside and Area 4 in Kent which commenced from June 2016 for five years and have a combined estimated value of between £140m and £165 million per year.


    What will I be doing?

    • Responsible for specialist Environmental input to scheme delivery, approving assessments undertaken by junior staff members.
    • Liaison with Statutory Environment Bodies, AONB’s, Natural England when required.
    • Checking and approval of documents/reports/studies.
    • Administration of Environmental Assessment’s, distributing amongst the team and monitoring progress against agreed completion dates.
    • Liaising with Highways England and attending regular progress meetings, providing progress reports against agreed timescales.
    • Design appropriate mitigation for schemes and undertake EPS license application where appropriate.
    • Identify and complete environmental studies and designs input for Highways England’s Environmental Designated Funds.
    • Assist the development of the Environmental Management Plan and Landscape Management Plan.
    • Attend site meetings for proposed schemes and routine maintenance, providing clear and appropriate environmental mitigation.
    • Assist all teams within the business where required with specialist environmental knowledge.

    About you

    • Previous experience in a similar role
    • Previous highways experience
    • Degree or relevant experience in Environment, Ecology, Horticulture or Arboriculture field
    • Evidence of CPD
    • Computer literate in MS Office
    • Valid UK Driving Licence
    • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Environmental Law and best practice
    • Competent with GIS Software

    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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