EIA Manager-Transport & Infrastructure

Job Title: EIA Manager-Transport & Infrastructure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands,
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH22325
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 4 years ago


Job title:

EIA Manager

Reporting to:

Principal Environment Manager


West Midlands



To manage and assure all environmental impact assessment work (including associated assessments) developed for the hybrid Bill for Phase Two in accordance with organisational, sponsor and parliamentary requirements


Manage the Area Team's environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with the rest of the Area Team (particularly the Area Route Engineers), the other Phase Two Area Teams (particularly adjacent areas), HS2 Ltd's Technical Directorate and the Phase Two Central Environment Team. Ensure all client requirements are met for the hybrid Bill (and in particular the Area Environmental Report).

As part of the Area Team, provide client advice developing environmental design solutions and ensuring that environmental sustainability issues are embedded as an integral part of the project design in accordance with the HS2 Sustainability Policy and Sustainability Approach Document.

Work collaboratively with other technical specialists including engineers, construction experts, architects, property advisors, environmental and sustainability specialists achieving high quality integrated designs and develop appropriate and cost balanced mitigation strategies and solutions.

Ensure requirements for environmental consultants are developed in a timely manner, working collaboratively with the Client and Project Integration team.

Support the management of consultants appointed undertaking area environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects.

As part of HS2 Ltd's assurance process, review and critically appraise all area environmental deliverables produced by consultants ensuring compliance with the organisation's technical and sponsor requirements, environmental commitments, environmental law and regulation (including parliamentary requirements) enabling confident defence before Select Committee.

Support area technical stakeholder engagement (working closely with the Central Environment Team and Stakeholder Team) via various different forums obtaining information informing the development of the area (and, where necessary, route-wide) assessment and design and ensuring the stakeholder's environmental and sustainability requirements are understood and managed so as to minimise petition risk and supporting the development of a world class railway.

Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Manager, manage area environmental supporting the hybrid Bill team and preparation of petition responses and reports to Select Committee.

Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Manager, manage the response to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters ensuring timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.

Support the Area Senior Environment Manager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.

Ensure full audit trail of key decisions and compliant data management enabling effective petition management, efficient handling of enquiries (including FOI and EIR) and ensuring that statutory requirements are met.

Working closely with the Area Senior Environment Manager, provide area environmental input into relevant HS2 Ltd reports and briefing Ministers enabling robust decision making.


Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.

Membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation is desirable.

Experience of managing environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex infrastructure/ engineering projects.

Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.

Proven ability managing individuals, consultants and working across multidisciplinary teams.

Strong IT skills and proven working ability using Office based software, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, coupled with an aptitude towards learning and utilising new software in the office environment (training is provided in the use of the internal document management systems). A good understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

Experience of working under extremely tight deadlines and in a constantly changing project environment.

I look forward to receiving you application soon, Please call me on 01202 888 986 Ext 202 or email me at