About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental and Sustainability Advisor to join our Central Rail Systems Alliance, based at our Peterborough or Doncaster depot. This is a flexible role, which will include working from either the Peterborough or Doncaster site office, travelling to various sites within the region and some remote working.

Role Purpose:

  • To provide guidance, support, advice and compliance monitoring on Environment and Sustainability to ensure compliance with the Balfour Beatty HSES integrated Business Management System (BMS), Legislation, BSI requirements and Client standards
  • To provide on-site engagement, coaching and support on E&S and promote safe behaviours on site.

What you'll be doing

  • Ensure the project is compliant with all E&S Regulations, Company Policies and the BMS
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Zero Harm & Sustainability Action Plan
  • Provide E&S advice and support at an operational level
  • Provide support to investigate accidents, incidents and near miss events
  • Support the local audit programme across the Project /Business area
  • Undertake planned & unplanned inspections, audit and reviews of projects
  • Produce formal reports on findings and and communicate these to the project
  • Contribute to local and national E&S projects (e.g. Involved Plans, Social Value, Environmental Social Management Plans)
  • Support the design teams during planning stage to identify and control risk
  • Engage with site teams to identify best practice environmental mitigations and improved environmental compliance
  • Deliver on-going approved E&S Awareness Training to meet project and business needs, and deliver toolbox talks and briefings to operational teams
  • Ensure lessons learned are effectively communicated across the Project /Business area

Who we're looking for

  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant field (i.e Environment/Sustainability)
  • Proven experience of incident investigation/fact finding within a construction environment.
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS) desirable but not essential
  • Experience or qualification in site auditing
  • Good communicator with influencing and persuasion skill and team player
  • Practitioner Membership of IEMA or similar (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Network Rails 015 environmental standard (desirable)

Why work for us

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK's largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

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At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/


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