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Construction Environmental Advisor

National Grid

National Grid

Selby YO8, UK
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

Construction Environmental Advisor


Selby, GB, YO8 8PH Leeds, GB, LS15 8ET GB

Division: East Coast Offshore
Job Type:
Requisition Number: 52470
Job Function: Safety, Health, Environment and Resilience

About the role

This is the time for action – we need to move at pace and reform our energy system – to deliver energy security, to tackle climate change and to protect our people.

Working on one of our major ASTI projects such as Eastern Green Link 1 or 2 this brand new role will act as a respected subject matter expert within the wider project team to ensure the work is delivered in a way that minimises the risk to the environment.

Being a key person within the project delivering advice and support to the project team on relevant issues, you’ll take a lead in monitoring of contractor performance and compliance.

Developing a positive environmental culture across the project, you’ll support the successful delivery of these high-profile construction projects.

This role is hybrid based, aligned to our North – North East projects therefore applicants should be open to travel across this geography and with occasional travel to visit our partners in Scotland.

We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements.

About you

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:

  • Environmental management experience within major project delivery
  • Knowledge of best practice in relation to environmental and sustainable delivery management
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, with the ability and confidence to communicate and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation
  • A valid UK driving license to enable UK travel

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.

What you'll do

Crucially you’ll work in partnership with our joint venture environmental colleagues & stakeholders to develop and implement the approach to environmental management within the project; ensuring the risk to the environment is managed effectively.

You’ll communicate the key environmental requirements in a way that is meaningful to project teams and wider stakeholders to build a workplace culture that is passionate about the environment and take the lead in the development of training, resources, and guidance for the project team, highlighting key risks across the project.

Measuring the project’s environmental performance to ensure reporting requirements are met in an efficient manner, you’ll engage across the contractor and project teams.

Additionally you’ll support in the investigation of any environmental incidents and take a lead in ensuring any learning is shared and embedded across the project’s supply chain.

What you'll get

A competitive starting salary between £50,000 – £60,000 dependent on capability.

A vehicle may be provided depending on location and likely business mileage.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About us

The British Energy Security Strategy set out the Government's ambition to connect up to 50GW of offshore generation to the electricity network by 2030. Facilitating this ambition will require significant reinforcements to the onshore electricity transmission network. National Grid Strategic Infrastructure will make this happen.

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people.

Our investment in Strategic Infrastructure via the Great Grid Upgrade will mean more home grown power, greater energy security and a cleaner future.

Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

More information

This role closes on February 26th at 23:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary. Interviews will be held on or around March 5th.

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.