About the role

Our tomorrow is built on a firm foundation. Here at Balfour Beatty, were on our way to leading every market were in, and we have the strategy and momentum to get there. Join our Power Transmission & Distribution Team as an Environmental & Sustainability Manager on the Overhead Line Refurbishment and Cabling Scheme and you'll be part of it.

This role will cover the East of England/East Anglia area and as Environmental & Sustainability Manager you will lead a team of advisors to provide support and advice to operational teams on all aspects of environmental management, planning condition compliance, developing environmental documentation, meeting legal and company standards and helping deliver a culture of continual improvement.

The successful candidate will need to understand and work with Clients and Regulators to ensure their environmental requirements are complied with and support on site mitigation, sustainability of works and engagement with local stakeholders and members of the public.

What you'll be doing

Part of your role as an Environmental & Sustainability Manager will be -

  • Managing a team of environmental advisors on site, provide advice and support to operational teams on environmental matters and compliance with planning conditions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local stakeholders.
  • Ensure on site compliance with environmental legislation and coach teams in applying controls and mitigations.
  • Liaise with client, regulatory bodies and subcontractors on matters of environmental management and sustainability.
  • Assist in delivering documents to form part of planning condition discharges and monitoring of key conditions throughout
  • Produce and update environmental management plans and environmental risk assessments.
  • Provide on-site advice to operations and design teams on environmental management, compliance and project specific mitigation measures including pollution control and ecological and archaeological protection.
  • Implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain in line with the project commitments.
  • Be aware of any changes to standards and legislation and where applicable, recommend changes to systems and processes.
  • Deliver environmental training, toolbox talks and undertake onsite coaching.
  • Assist in the development and production of key performance indicators and management reports.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in the role of Environmental & Sustainability Manager you will need the following experience -

  • Strong knowledge of environment management and sustainable development.
  • Educated to degree level in an environmental discipline.
  • Practical experience and knowledge of environmental legislation, ecology and archaeology mitigation, environmental licences, consent applications and regulators.
  • Understanding of ecological and archaeological matters and environmental law.
  • Full UK driver's licence and flexibility to travel
  • Understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment.
  • Literate in MS Office - Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Good interpersonal skills.


  • Internal environmental auditor qualification
  • Knowledge of Town and Country Planning Act
  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • NEBOSH Certificate or equivalent

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You'll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

- Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
- 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
- Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
- Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UKs most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are 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. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com

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