Principal Environmental Project Manager

Job Description

We are looking to recruit two experienced environmental professionals to join our National Environmental Assessment & Sustainability (NEAS) team. NEAS oversee the effective management of environmental risk on our Flood Risk Management projects and identify and help deliver environmental enhancements that leave a better place.

You will play an important role in helping the Environment Agency reduce flood risk to 300,000 homes across the UK by 2021. Your contribution will be key to ensuring that the flood protection projects are delivered with attention to environmental impacts and relevant environmental consents are secured to help deliver positive outcomes for people and wildlife.


You will ensure technical environmental input and assurance to the programme within one of 6 geographical Units in England. Working at a programme level, you will maintain an overview of environmental risk and opportunity across the programme. Importantly, you will ensure that the programme is legally compliant from an environmental perspective and champion the identification and delivery of environmental improvements for people and wildlife. With Sustainability being central to future flood risk management work, you will implement a Sustainability Plan for the Unit. You will oversee the technical environmental skills across the Unit and through coordination and delivery of training, ensure that NEAS staff have the necessary capabilities.


Experience/skills required 


·         You are likely to be qualified to degree level (or equivalent) in an environmental discipline.

·         You will have significant relevant experience and perhaps a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.

·         You will have great communication skills and have the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.

·         Programme and Project Management skills will be advantageous.

·         We will support you in progressing within your chosen professional institute.


Contact and additional information  


You will need to hold a full UK driving licence. The roles require some travel and overnight stays.

More information about the role and application process can be found in the candidate pack.

The closing date for applications is 15th September 2019. If you have any questions about the role, please contact  or


Interviews to be held in the fortnight commencing 7th October 2019


To apply, please visit and search for 9802 (Worthing) / 9795 (Warrington).

Please make it clear which location you are applying for.

The Environment Agency will not normally refund interview expenses for candidates who are invited to interview although may do so in exceptional circumstances.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

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