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Onshore Development & Construction Project Environment Manager

Job Description

Onshore Development & Construction Project Environment Manager

Location: A mixture of remote working/office work- Glasgow or Perth, Scotland.

Duration: 12 month contract,

Rotation: Monday-Friday, 27 hours a week

Day rate: £550 a day, Inside IR35

Main Purpose of role:

The Project Environment Manager role reports to the Capital Projects Environment Manager. They are the responsible environmental authority for all the clients Renewables capital projects progressed through the development and construction gate stages encompassing SSE Large Capital Projects Gates 1 to 5. The Environment Manager is an assigned resource to relevant projects and is responsible for ensuring all environmental legislative requirements and any commitments made via planning submissions and consents are adhered to and discharged accordingly.

Key Accountabilities

1. Preparation and Review of Project Environmental Information

The Environment Manager is responsible for review of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) chapters including geology, hydrology, hydrogeology and ecology. They are responsible for ensuring commitments made within the EIA are in-line with project expectations and deliverable within the agreed and approved project scope. They are also responsible for the preparation of Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP) for discharge of relevant planning conditions and for updating and reviewing the CEMP post-consent.

Where applicable, the Environment Manager is also responsible for engaging with applicable consultants to design and deliver the site Habitat Management Plan (HMP) for onshore wind sites or the Project Environmental Monioring Programme (PEMP) for offshore which detail the long-term monitoring and management commitements for the project (extending to the operational phase of the development). They are responsible for ensuring any long-term project environmental commitements are in line with OPEX expecations of the operational businesses as relevant.

2. Project Management and Analysis

The Environment Manager will have responsibility for coordinating and project managing the delivery of on-site management works, including pre-construction environmental monitoring, construction environmental programmes, preparation, revision and implementation of site Construction Environmental Management Plans (EMPs), Habitat Management Plans (HMPs) and environmental monitoring regimes.

The Environment Manager shall also undertake field inspections and site environmental audits as well as making recommendations for modification, addition or cessation of prescriptions, and provide ecological and environmental advice where necessary.

They are also responsible for the production of technical summary reports and for reporting on regional/project activities to the Capital Projects Environment Manager and the wider Renewables business as appropriate.

3. Stakeholder liaison

The Environment Manager is responsible for internal project engagement with a number of key stakeholders including the Consents Manager, Project Manager (development and construction), Land Manager, Construction Site Manager and operational Environmental Advisors/Managers. They also act as the external contact for key external stakeholders including planning authorities, regulators, environmental agencies, landowners and 3rd parties.

4. Contractor Management

The Environment Manager will be responsible for the production of contractor specifications for monitoring obligations, the production of tender documentation in conjunction with Procurement and Commercial Teams and the management of environmental contractors including the promotion of contractor safety requirements as well as critiquing contractor reports, environmental Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) and any other project specific documentation. They are responsible for delivering the project in a manner consistent with business and group level environmental requirements.

5. Management of Incidents, Enquiries and Complaints

The Environment Manger will be responsible for investigating environmental hazards and incidents as they arise, ensuring prevention of further harm, resolution where possible and rolling out lessons learned to the wider business and applicable contractors as appropriate.

They also responsible for receiving enquiries and/or complaints from regional stakeholders, i.e., regulators, planners, fisheries boards, landowners, or members of the public. These enquiries/complaints will be fully captured, investigated, analysed and resolved as appropriate, with clear communications of such issues being made as appropriate within the project organisational structure.

6. External Consultation

The Environment Manager shall engage in applicable consultation regarding project consenting information in addition to legislative proposals and shall provide input and guidance to the project or broader business as applicable. They shall participate in relevant consultation engagement ensuring that the the client response is in line with broader business strategy and goals.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Business Knowledge

· Clear knowledge and understanding of the clients Large Capital Project (LCP) governance framework and the environmental expectations at each gate stage.

· An awareness and engagement in the clients Renewables and wider clients Group strategic environmental goals, objectives and deliverables.

· Business SHE obligations both within Renewables and at a Group level.

· Clear understanding of the supporting functions within the business such as Accounts, Procurement, IT, Corporate Audit, SHE, etc., and what protocols and processes must be followed.

· Understanding of wider Renewables development strategy, and thus how critical it is to fulfil core functions of the role.

Essential Functional / Technical Skills

· Knowledge, expertise, experience and qualifications in a relevant environmental discipline such as ecology, construction environmental management, environmental legislation and policy and environmental sciences.

· Membership of a relevant professional body

· Project Management

· Budgetary Management

· Experience of ISO 14001 and internal auditing

· Experienced in liaising with Regulators, Agencies, NGO's and Planning Authorities

· Contractor Management

· Experience of coordinating stakeholder groups, meetings and events

Personal Attributes / Competencies

· Experienced and comfortable in high pressure scenarios

· Experienced and comfortable managing conflict within land management environment

· Experienced managing broad workload often under tight deadlines and with budgetary restrictions.

· Self-driven individual, capable of working without daily supervision.

· Good all-round capacity to deliver high quality work on a consistent basis in a pressured environment.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Ability and willingness to travel, often to remote areas.

· Full UK driving licence

Key Financial Measures (e.g. specify size of capital/revenue budget, staff costs, sales budget etc.)

· Environmental budgets increase and decrease following a cyclical nature dependant on project development pipelines and consenting requirements.

· Budgets vary per project and per site based on several factors including what obligations have been identified in project consenting documentation i.e. Habitat Management Plan, ornithological monitoring, hydrological monitoring, vegetation monitoring, forestry works etc.

· Roughly speaking, the Environment Manager can expect to be responsible for a budget that varies on a project basis from approximately £100,000 per annum - £500,000.

Key Projects / Activities Managed (Identify impact, effort, cost, time invested)

· The Environment Manager is an assigned resource to each Renewables Capital Project as applicable. They are also required to undertake environmental due diligence exercises on any identified acquisition or Joint Venture opportunity as instructed by the Capital Projects Environment Manager.

Decision Making Authority

Outline the most important decisions typically expected to be taken

· Content and commitments of any pre or post consent environmental documentation relevant to the project.

· Contractor scope, workload and deliverables

· Spend of approved budget

· Scope and scale of Habitat Management/CEMP/PEMP monitoring activities to be undertaken; methodology selection and location of actions, value of works.

· Remedial measures to be applied re. mitigation, reinstatement and site maintenance

Outline the most important recommendations expected to be made for others to decide on

· Contractor appointment, ongoing management and termination

· Decisions based on application of project budgets

· Identifying strategy and business level objectives/targets.

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