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Position available on our site in Truro, Cornwall.


We are seeking an Environmental Advisor overseeing our earthworks subcontract on this large civil engineering road project. You will be based full time on our site in Cornwall.

The ideal candidate will be within reasonable commuting distance or willing to relocate. The role is suitable for any environmental professional with a pre-existing background in construction and civil engineering (ideally), or broad enough industry experience to transition easily. This is a full-time site-based role working within Wills Bros construction team.

As our successful candidate you will be competent in the following areas:

Core Competency Requirements

  • 2-5 years’ experience in an environmental advisory role within the construction industry. (Experience with a main contractor beneficial)
  • Recognised Qualification in Environmental Management
  • Good knowledge of environmental legislation relevant to construction
  • Valid CSCS Card appropriate to seniority level
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • Proficient in using a computer (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Full valid driver’s licence

Day to Day Duties

  • Implementing Wills Bros ISO 14001 Management System
  • Issuing ecological permits and permits to pump water in good time for work activities
  • Review and critical analysis of temporary drainage and water management design proposals
  • Implementing, monitoring and maintaining site water quality management arrangements
  • Managing waste and chemical compliance requirements
  • Supporting and implementing the principal contractors CEMPs, SWMPs, and other environmental management plans and permitting procedures
  • Work closely with the principal contractor’s environmental management department in meeting their systems requirements
  • Advising site management and supervision on environmental compliance requirements
  • Attending and contributing to progress meetings and environmental meetings
  • Carrying out environmental monitoring, audits and inspections
  • Coordinating the work of environmental consultants and specialists
  • Reporting to Wills Bros EHS Manager on site level performance
  • Investigating incidents and completing environmental incident reports
  • Coordinating the return of carbon data to the company Sustainability Manager

Desirable Attributes/Experience 

  • Qualification in Hydrology or Water Engineering very beneficial
  • Experience of water quality monitoring and silt prevention techniques
  • Ecological or ECoW Experience
  • Up-to-date Safety Critical Medical
  • Experience of Carbon Monitoring and Measurement
  • Experience of working on large civil engineering projects (Road construction)
  • Membership of a recognised environmental body (IEMA/SocEnv/CIWEM/CIEEM or other)
  • Experience of working to an ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

 Leadership Attributes 

  • Passionate about Environmental Protection
  • Lead, support and advise on Environmental Compliance at a site level
  • Be committed and enthusiastic about promoting High Standards
  • Confident, self-managing, able to work on own initiative
  • Good Attitude / Work Ethic / Team Player
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lead by and set a good example
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and meet deadlines

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