Location: Thetford + other UK sites on occasion
Due to the nature of the role, active SC clearance is required.
Major Programmes and Projects (MPP) are the capital infrastructure delivery specialists to the DIO & MOD. Their portfolio includes high profile and complex projects, with our clients Major Programmes in value over £1bn. These projects include the development of runways and jetties, key refurbishments, accommodation for US Forces and much more.
Our client is looking for an Environmental and Sustainability Manager (ESM) to join their team on a long term contract, of up to 5 years. The role of the ESM is to ensure coherent compliance with relevant UK and US regulations and standards across the The United States Visiting Forces (USVF) portfolio.
In MPP there is a need to adhere to US and UK Statutory and mandatory regulations which are wide ranging and include:
UK MoD Joint Service Publications (JSPs)
MoD/DIO technical standards
USAF, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFCs) and Air Force Regulations and pamphlets.The post holder will be, or become, familiar with these standards and develop a sound working knowledge of them to provide tailored advice to the MPP USVF team.
Responsibilities are not limited to:
Provide advice and ensure all USVF personnel have an understanding of both UK and US standards.
Working closely with project stakeholders.
Providing key liaison with the wider UK governing bodies (e.g. US governing bodies, Defence Safety Authority, DIO Technical Support Services, Environmental Authority and Local Governing Authorities).
Where conflict between environmental or sustainability standards arises, the ESM will investigate to establish if there has been an agreed way forward in previous projects, or develop an appropriate solution.
Where necessary the postholder will arrange and lead conversations between USVF and regulatory organisations to ensure adherence or establish appropriate interpretation to meet the most onerous requirements from the applicable UK and US standards and achieve accepted compliance to each.
Provide advisory capacity to project teams when developing Invitation to Tender packages.
Ensure information is co-ordinated and captured within the Regulatory Compliance team to document delivery best practice.
Assist in stakeholder engagement forums where specialist environmental and sustainability advice is required to develop robust processes to evaluate compliance challenges and joint standard approval trackers.
Provide presentations to senior stakeholders and organisations were required to highlight the proposals and seek approvals to proceed to engagement with regulatory bodies within the infrastructure specialism.
The overarching aim is to ensure safe and compliant facilities delivered to the correct standards in a timely manner. The role of this post is key to support MPP USVF teams during project concept, design and construction phases.
A significant part of the role will be to provide oversight of the DIO supply chain to ensure they apply due diligence in the execution of their duties as either contractor/designers or DIO Delivery Partners, to comply with environmental or sustainability legislation and departmental policy. All observations and reviews will be carried out in conjunction with the MPP USVF Regulatory Compliance Team assurance outputs and specifically consider environmental and sustainability requirements.
What we are looking for in you:
Ability to prioritise, organise, identify issues, and proactively resolve them.
Knowledge and understanding of UK engineering standards and regulations
BSc Degree or Post Graduate qualification in related environmental, conservation or natural cultural discipline OR minimum related environmental experience at similar level.Desirable:
Experience of working in the Ministry of Defence and/or other Government Departments or Public Sector organisations
Experience managing environmental policy, monitoring and compliance
Knowledge and experience of working on installations occupied by a Host Nation and Visiting Force or similar, where regulations and standards of both countries apply.
Knowledge and experience of designing and delivering new construction, refurbishment, and replacement projects in Defence related locations.
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