Principal EIA Manager- Transport & Infrastructure

Job Title: Principal EIA Manager- Transport & Infrastructure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands,
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH22328
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago




West Midlands



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


To Lead on the Area Team's environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with the Area Senior Route EngineerS. 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).

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 solutions.

Provide the key client management interface for consultants appointed undertaking area environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects and ensure compliance with HS2 Ltd assumptions in relation to design, construction and operation.

Working closely with the Central Environment Team, lead the response to general internal and external enquiries

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.


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

Educated to Master's degree level in a relevant subject is desirable but not essential.

Significant experience of leading on 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 to work across multidisciplinary teams.

Strong IT skills and proven working ability to use 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).

Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations.

Experience of public inquiries (or similar) is desirable.

Experience of working under extremely tight deadlines

You will manage a team of up to two FTE team members to ensure the required area environmental products are developed and delivered

No direct overall budgetary responsibility, but responsibility for managing the environment consultant expenditure as part of the wider professional services budget.

?I look forward to receiving your application soon, Please call Zoe Payne on 01202 888 986 Ext 202 or email