Job Profile: Environment Adviser

Environment Advisers/Managers ensure that construction projects comply with environmental regulations and targets.

They work on a variety of contracts, addressing a multitude of issues including air quality, land and water contamination, waste management and environmental impact.

They ensure regulations are complied with and this involves liaising with site teams, clients, stakeholders and a wider environmental team.

The job is sometimes combined with a corporate social responsibility or community involvement role, as environmental impacts are often of great concern to the public.

Typical duties include:

  • Managing legislative issues for clients including planning permssions and consents
  • Conducting field surveys to establish a baseline for levels of pollution or contamination for a site
  • Interpreting data
  • Keeping abreast of legislative changes in environmental law
  • Identification and consideration of potential contaminant sources
  • Report writing
  • Communicating with clients
  • Researching previous investigations of a site to provide information to clients considering purchase
  • Undertaking field work to identify previous activities on the site and any contamination
  • Creating site waste management plans
  • Ensuring that the site complies with biodiversity recommendations

Most full time positions are 40 hours a week.

  • Newly trained environmental advisers can earn in the region of £20,000 and £25,000 per year.
  • Trained with experience environmental advisers can earn in the region of £22,000 and £33,000.
  • Senior, chartered or master environmental advisers can earn £38,000 or more.

Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility


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