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Landscape Architect


Posted on May 7, 2021 by CV-Library

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

About The Role
The Role
HS2 is entering the detailed design phase of the project and requires an additional team member to join the Engineering Assurance Team responsible for specific Environmental queries in relation to the specification for civil engineering works (SCEW). You will be part of the Environmental team responsible for assisting the Engineering Assurance Manager in responding to specific queries regarding Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS), Inspection and Test Plans (ITP) and the SCEW working in collaboration with the wider design team, including engineering disciplines as well as the construction team. 

The role will also require engagement with HS2 stakeholders. During the construction of the project you will be required to reviewing the implementation of the design on-site such as planting schemes and ecological mitigation sites, advising of design changes required as the project matures. Site visits will be required from time to time to review the establishment of planting ensuring that it is inline with the requirements of the contract. You will work in collaboration with the wider Environmental Team, client, designers, community, stakeholder and public relations managers to ensure the programme is achieved.

You will lead by example and promote good practice relating to environmental management & sustainability, sharing best practice and learning. In addition, you will be provided with the opportunity to broaden your experience and skills with good career potentially where we will support you to achieve your chartership with a professional institution.

About The Candidate
Key Accountabilities
Management of key design elements and support the Environmental Assurance Manager
Ensure that the requirements of the SCEW and Quality and Assurance requirements are complied with and are delivered.
Complete reviews and provide advice to the Environmental Assurance Manager regarding the appropriate use of pesticide and herbicides, appropriate planting methodologies, approvals of plant stock including sourcing, transport and storage prior to planting. This will include visits to the nurseries providing the plants ensuring that those of the correct standard are used.
Review of method statements to ensure that they are inline with the requirements of the project and the planting beds are in a suitable condition for seeding and/or planting.
Ensure that the documentation reviewed is in line with applicable legislation and industry best practice demonstrating compliance with the HS2 SCEW
Increase environmental awareness within the wider team.
Establish and maintain a programme for reporting, and demonstrating compliance with applicable legislation and industry best practice
Assist with the implementation of BS EN ISO14001 certification and audit against the standard and internal procedures
Work with Design and the Construction team to ensure that the programme is adhered to and that environmental timescales are built into the quality assurance review programme and that risk is understood.
Undertake other tasks from time to time to support the wider Environment Team.Key skills and experience

Experience of working in the water industry, ideally as a hydrogeologist/hydrologist/water resources specialist, either in the private sector, for regulatory authorities or academic institution
A sound awareness of the relevant legislation covering water resources and water quality
Willing to assist with the management of other environmental disciplines
Strong stakeholder management skills with experience of influencing and negotiating with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders and the ability to extract key points and communicate this to others
Experience of driving improvements to systems and processes
You will have good inter-personal skills and be able to develop and maintain good relationships and networks
Membership of an appropriate professional body working towards chartered status such as the Landscape Institute 

About The Company
EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 5km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 67 overbridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation. EKFB is committed to improving lives, communities and the engineering and construction industry by providing sustained employment opportunities and being a good neighbour, protecting the environment and the places we work.
If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 
In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.
EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.
We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application. 
Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.
Pre-employment checks:
It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.
NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

Reference: 213702797

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