1. JOB PURPOSE
Manage and assure the area environmental 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
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 and ensure compliance with HS2 Ltd assumptions in relation to design, construction and operation.
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, provide area environmental input intorelevant HS2 Ltd reports and briefing Ministers enabling robust decision making.
3. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
3.1 Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.
3.2Membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation is desirable.
3.3 Experience of managing environmental assessment (EIA) and design on large or complex
infrastructure/ engineering projects.
3.4 Proven knowledge of EU and UK environment legislation and current best practice guidance.
3.5 Proven ability managing individuals, consultants and working across multidisciplinary teams.
3.6 Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain,
4. DECISION MAKING
4.1 This role is part of the client team managing area environmental products (including EIA, TA and EqIA)
developed by consultants and subsequently defended through Parliament. This role provides support for environmental and sustainability matters in the Area Scheme Design Working Group. You are responsible for ensuring the client requirements are met in the development of the EIA (including TA) and EqIA and are responsible for ensuring that issues/ risks are escalated to the Senior Environment Manager.
You engage with other Environment Managers across Area Teams and the Central Environment Team achieving consistent, high quality products. You work closely with other Environment colleagues from Technical Directorate, Phase One and Phase 2A. You ensure that the
Area Team builds on work already undertaken on Phase Two, whilst remaining consistent with Phase One and Phase 2A and avoiding difficult precedent for any subsequent phases of HS2 under the guidance of the Senior Environment Manager and the Central Environment Team.