Environmental Manager - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
04 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4DR

About the job

Are you an environmental expert with experience of producing and reviewing environmental assessments?

Are you passionate about delivering expert advice on the environmental impact of transport infrastructure?

Do you want to have a real influence on the delivery of major transport infrastructure projects?

If so, this high profile and exciting opportunity as out Environmental Manager is for you, and we’d love to hear from you. Job description

As an Environmental Manager in the Transport and Works Act Orders Unit, you will provide advice and support on all areas of your teams casework. This is a key role in delivering the teams core functions where you will work closely with planning case managers and lawyers to deliver robust planning decisions and supporting documentation.

The Transport and Works Act Orders Unit deals with applications submitted to the Secretary of State under both the Transport and Works Act 1992 and the Planning Act 2008. Our work is critical to the delivery of railway, tramway, strategic road, airport and major harbour projects. You will need to grasp technical information on environmental impacts and decide what weight to place on diverse opinions from advisors and interested parties in recommending next steps to the team and making recommendations to Ministers.


Within your role you will:

• Advise on scoping and screening requests in relation to applications for Transport and Works Act Orders;
• Undertake Habitats Regulations Assessments / Appropriate Assessments and advising whether sufficient information has been provided, whether there will be likely significant effects, or adverse effects on site integrity and recommending follow-up steps;
• Evaluate recommendation reports from the Planning Inspectorate and other submissions, including Environmental Statements to advise the Secretary of State and Senior Civil Servants on the environmental impacts of various transport projects including Nationality Significant Infrastructure Projects;
• Check draft consent conditions and requirements to ensure appropriate provisions for environmental surveys, mitigation and monitoring are secured
• Draft submissions to Ministers and contribute to decision documentation in a timely and thorough manner;
• Ensure that all Orders under the Transport and Works Act and Planning Act are consistent with Government policy, are legally acceptable and meet the required drafting standards for Statutory Instruments.

If you would like to read more about the role, please refer to the attached role profile document.

About you

You will be a confident individual who can analyse technical information, using your sound decision making skills to make informed decisions upon receiving diverse opinions. You will have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, with the ability to adapt your delivery to suit a wide variety of audiences, maximising both impact and understanding.

You will have excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment to time and of a high standard. You will thrive in an environment where you will work to statutory deadlines, ensuring that you are detail focused in being able to examine complex information and simplify it.

We are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you in undertaking further learning and development opportunities.

About us

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Leadership


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

How to apply

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV/Personal Statement to provide evidence of your:

• Proven ability to analyse technical information about the environmental impacts of projects;
• Good working knowledge of EU and UK environmental policy and regulations as relevant to infrastructure;
• Understanding of the environmental impacts of transport infrastructure such as roads, rail and aviation;
• Experience producing or reviewing environmental statements / habitats regulations assessments.

The sift is due to take place 31/10/19.

Interview/assessment will be held between 11/11/19 and 15/11/19.

Interview location to be confirmed.

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:

• an interview
• an interview with one or more exercises
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about:

• what energises and motivates you
• how you would manage situations relevant to the role
• your previous experience
• your professional skills and knowledge

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

Further Information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check maybe carried out.

New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band.

Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

Contact Government Recruitment Service via dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.
Any move to the Department for Transport will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Roh Hathlia Email :   roh.hathlia@dft.gov.uk   Recruitment team : Email :   dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: dftrecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here (https://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/) to visit Civil Service Commission

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