Principal Environmental Project Manager (Environment Agency)

About the Environment Agency

If you’re part of the Environment Agency, you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment for generations to come, tackling issues of national importance across a huge variety of disciplines. Our responsibilities span major industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation. Such a broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams and exceptional leadership: together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.

Your role with us

Working at the heart of our National Environmental Assessment and Sustainability (NEAS) team, you’ll take charge of the environmental aspects of some very large Flood Risk Management projects.

It is no small task. Between 2021 and 2027, the UK government will invest £5.2 billion in reducing the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. You’ll identify and manage complex environmental risks whilst looking to deliver exciting environmental enhancements within the programme. You’ll ensure that socio-environmental and sustainability elements are considered at every stage of appraisal, business case and delivery.

Throughout, there’ll also be a focus on Natural Flood Management, Carbon Reduction, and creating new wildlife habitats that can sequester Carbon. It is ultimately an opportunity to champion the environment while protecting both people and wildlife.

Who we’re looking for

Ideally professionally qualified with a relevant degree, you’ll bring an impressive background of managing environmental risk on large-scale infrastructure projects and have a comprehensive understanding of the legislation that surrounds them.

An excellent communicator and influencer, your experience as an environmental adviser within multi-disciplinary teams will also be vital in upskilling both colleagues and partners and ensuring your projects are delivered smoothly and to budget.

Your benefits with us

You will benefit from a culture that embraces difference and includes everyone, where you will feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We will invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll be able to have access to our great benefits package including generous annual leave, an excellent pension, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to be part of a variety of staff networks.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. To achieve this, we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation and religion. We also welcome applications for flexible working patterns.