Balfour Beatty Rail Limited is an international leader in rail infrastructure engineering projects and the UK’s largest rail engineering and services provider. We offer a full range of rail infrastructure activities from high-speed rail to mass rapid transit, covering urban, rural and commuter routes, for both public and private railways.

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Balfour Beatty has an amazing opportunity for a talented Environment & Sustainability Advisor to join our Central Rail Systems Alliance team based at our Aston depot in Birmingham. You will provide guidance, support, advice on Environment and Sustainability to ensure compliance with the Balfour Beatty HSES integrated Business Management System (BMS), Legislation, BSI requirements and Client standards. If you want to be part of a fascinating, complex, varied and meaningful work this is the opportunity you are looking for.

This is a flexible role, which will include travelling to various sites within the region and some remote working.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensure the project is compliant with all E&S Regulations, Company Policies and the BMS.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Zero Harm & Sustainability Action Plan.
  • Provide support to investigate accidents, incidents and near miss events.
  • Support the local audit programme across their Project /Business area.
  • Undertake planned & unplanned inspections, audit and reviews of projects.
  • Produce formal reports on findings and and communicate these to the project.
  • Support the design teams during planning stage to identify and control risk.
  • Engage with site teams to identify best practice environmental mitigations and improved environmental compliance.
  • Deliver on-going approved E&S Awareness Training to meet project and business needs, and deliver toolbox talks and briefings to operational teams.
  • Assist in the compilation of risk assessments and written environmental safe systems of work.
  • Ensure lessons learned are effectively communicated across the Project /Business area.

Who we’re looking for:

  • Educated to Degree level in a relevant field (Environment/Sustainability).
  • Proven experience of incident investigation/fact finding.
  • Practitioner Membership of IEMA or similar.
  • Experience or qualification in site auditing.
  • Good communicator with influencing and persuasion skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player.
  • Personal Track Safety (PTS) (desirable)
  • Knowledge of Network Rails 015 environmental standard (desirable)

Why work for us

Our people are our biggest asset, and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package in addition to a competitive base salary and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level. Some of our key benefits are:

  • Company car
  • Medical Health Cover
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • BB Pension Scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and family friendly policies
  • Payment of 1 annual professional membership
  • Employee referral scheme

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/