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Environmental Manager

South East
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Construction & Property
30 Sep 2022
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About The Role

    Milestone Infrastructure is currently looking to recruit an Environmental Manager to work on infrastructure contracts and transport construction projects across the South East.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our Environment Team at Milestone Infrastructure, with opportunities to progress within a dynamic and innovative organisation. As the Environmental Manager you will be responsible for the environmental management of construction projects and supporting the delivery of the ambitious carbon and sustainability targets of our clients. This role will also manage, support and develop Environmental Advisors and support work winning teams on environmental responses for tenders where necessary.

    Milestone Infrastructure sits within M Group Services Transport Division, positioned to support transport clients across the UK. As a business, people are at the heart of everything we do, whether they are our people, our clients, or the communities they serve. We are committed to behaving with integrity and in a sustainable manner, being mindful to the needs of our communities and the environment.

    As the Environmental Manager your duties & responsibilities will be: 

    • Ensure Milestone contracts/projects and operational activities go above and beyond our Environmental Management System and legislative compliance requirements;
    • Manage Environmental Advisors;
    • Liaise with and report to the relevant Operations and Business Directors;
    • Drive awareness for and deliver the requirements of the Milestone Environment and Carbon strategies within your portfolio of contracts/ projects;
    • Support on work winning and contract mobilisation where required;
    • Ensure Milestone contracts / projects are represented in awards submissions, external communications and industry events for environmental initiatives. 
    • Responsible for the implementation of the Environmental Management System at contract/ project level to meet the requirements of ISO 14001;
    • Support operational teams with environmental guidance and advice and in the production of internal and external reports;
    • Lead on environmental incident investigations, and support and advise on corrective actions;
    • Liaise with Regulators and other stakeholders to drive cross contract improvements;
    • Carry out internal and external audits of contracts, Projects and supply chain.

    How will you be measuring success, overall competency and capability:

    • Effective communication and engagement with Operational Teams
    • Staff recruitment, retention and development;
    • Contract/ Project(s) compliance with ISO14001, relevant permits/ consents
    • Delivery of the targets within the Milestone Environment and Carbon Strategies;
    • Capturing data and monitoring performance to deliver KPIs for the Project, Clients, and Milestone
    • Quality of EHS inspections, internal and external audits completed
    • Development and implementation of innovations, alternative ways of working and lessons learnt
    • Delivery of training

    Skills & Knowledge Requirements:

    • At least 4 years’ construction industry experience or relevant environmental experience in a similar sector;
    • Experience of managing environmental advisors;
    • Experience working with operational teams to deliver environmental improvements;
    • Experience working with external stakeholders and client organisations;
    • Demonstrable passion for the Environment and Sustainability, driving innovation and an ability and desire to positively influence and develop those around them;
    • Strong organisational and project management skills;
    • Degree level in appropriate Environmental discipline
    • Professional membership of IEMA (or equivalent) at the appropriate level;
    • Competent IT skills.

    What’s in it for you?

    • 28 days' annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Pension scheme
    • Flexible working
    • Life Insurance
    • Discounts which include cinema & shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme
    • Company car/ car allowance
    • Private healthcare

About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview; whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.