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Environment and Sustainability Manager

  1. Manchester

Environment and Sustainability Manager

Environment and Sustainability Manager 

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

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Purpose of Role

What: Working within the Atkins Transportation Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) team supporting the Transportation business through the delivery of an effective Environment and Sustainability function from both a strategic and tactical perspective.

Why: Promotion of the Environment and Sustainability agenda, ensuring clear demonstration of continuous improvement and consistent and efficient use of resource. To support the delivery of all projects, working closely with key clients such as Network Rail, HS2 and industry bodies.

How: By supporting Atkins Transportation in the delivery of a portfolio of Environment and Sustainability Management bids, projects, programmes and work assignments demonstrating continuous improvement.

Key Accountabilities

To provide environmental support and guidance for the Transportation Business Unit (“the BU”) as part of the senior HSE team. This position will lead the continuous improvement of environmental performance across the BU and its projects by implementing Sector and Regional policies and initiatives, ensuring our integrated management system is applied effectively to meet our environmental compliance obligations and embedding relevant best practice.

  • Responsible for implementation and continuous improvement of key environmental management system documentation and architecture to support wider system certification to ISO14001:2015.
  • Support HSE strategic objectives and performance measures to enable the BU to meet its responsibilities for management of key environmental risks and opportunities.
  • Build and manage relationships, internally and externally to improve the reputation of the BU with environmental stakeholders.
  • Provide timely and coherent environment advice and reports across the BU as required, being mindful of the political and reputation risks surrounding transportation’s environmental issues.
  • Responsible for the development of environmental competency and training programmes and direct implementation to support compliance obligations.
  • Oversee the collation and management of all environmental performance evaluation measures such as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for both internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Provide regular performance and technical updates to relevant staff.
  • Responsible for environmental assurance of projects and activities across the BU in accordance with the integrated HSE assurance regime.
  • Investigate and provide technical direction for significant environmental incident occurrences and response across BU projects and activities.
  • Support Environmental Industry forums across relevant sectors.
  • Provide technical leadership in the development and support of environmental bid solutions.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • Currently, or working towards, a Chartered Environmentalist and full membership of a chosen environmental body.
  • Demonstrable experience (~5 years) of project and corporate environmental management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and influencing of stakeholders to achieve change.
  • Excellent understanding of the legislative and political context around transportation issues.
  • Excellent presentation and information management skills.
  • Desirable for a formal auditing qualification for ISO14001:2015.
  • Innovation – be able to suggest, champion and implement innovative solutions for safety both internally within Atkins and externally to key stakeholders.
  • Communication – Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to partner with a wide variety of stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Must be a high-level user of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.

    Why work for Atkins?

    Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

    Meeting your needs

    To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

    Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.


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