Project Support Officer (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 help to deliver a range of Flood and Coastal Erosion 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 will help in this national effort: supporting some of the most complex elements within the programme, as we ensure socio-environmental and sustainability issues are considered at every stage of 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 start building an exciting career while protecting the environment, people and wildlife.

Who we’re looking for

As well as a relevant environmental qualification, it would help to have some experience in the sector or in infrastructure project management.

Bring a passion for protecting and enhancing the environment with good communication skills we’ll help you develop your career in an area that’s increasingly vital to communities across the UK.

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.