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Environmental Inspector


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Salary level:£24,876 - £26,120  per year
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Salary level:£24,876 - £26,120  per year



Environmental Inspector


Ref: HIG00172

Salary: £24,876 - £26,120


About Us

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving Englands motorways and major A roads. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased, this has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.


Its an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why were so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. At the same time, well improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.


For further information on Highways England, please visit our website.


The role

At Highways England we are committed to looking after our natural environment and we have an important part to play in supporting wildlife and ecosystems that interact with our network. This is a new and exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about helping to manage and maintain our natural environment.


Highways England is currently recruiting for an Environmental Inspector to be based in Penrith or Preston on a fixed term 12 month contract (with possible extension).


You will spend time visiting and assessing habitats and environmental assets on the road network. You will feed your observations and recommendations into a programme of works to manage and maintain the environmental assets and ensure safety and environmental integrity.


You will provide environmental input in the scoping of asset specific risks and opportunities, while assuring adherence to defined asset policies and standards. The role includes input into environmental condition assessments and other site survey work including woodland and tree safety inspections.


Day to day

Undertaking environmental habitat condition assessments including tree surveys.

Feeding information into the asset management programme and monitoring progress.

Observing, identifying and reporting environmental and safety risks including dealing with customer enquiries.

Raising works through the supply chain and checking on completion.

Following safety procedures and adhering to Highways England values and behaviours.

Liaising with engineers, other inspectors and the wider project team.

Administrating associated documents - electronic filing, hardcopy filing, archiving etc.

Data input and interpretation of GIS systems and desktop search engines.

Input into tablet based asset management computer system.


About you

You would need the ability to gather, analyse and interpret a range of field based environmental surveys including tree safety inspections and habitat condition surveys.

You will need a broad environmental knowledge of environmental issues including air, water, noise, biodiversity, heritage and landscape.

We are looking for someone who can identify UK protected, invasive and non-native species and their associated diseases and potential safety risks.

You would ideally be familiar with UK legislation in relation to environmental management and highways.

We would like someone with experience of GIS and data management systems.

Good communication skills required.

A Full Driving license is essential.

Relevant degree/qualifications or commensurate level of work experience.

Accredited arboriculturalist would be desirable or working towards.



So we can really get to know you and what you can offer please include a CV with your application. Youre also encouraged to include a covering note explaining how you're a great match for us: so please tell us how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both the role, and Highways England, requirements.


All candidates will be required to provide valid proof of Right to Work in the UK and ID at interview.


Were expecting this role to be popular, so we may need to close the advert early if response is strong so to avoid disappointment, please apply as soon as possible.


Help keep England moving. We look forward to hearing from you.


Closing date 26 April 2018 at 10:59pm.


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