Environmental Sustainability Advisor Cardiff 2024

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Balfour Beatty Power Transmission and Distribution (BBPTD) has an exciting opportunity for a developing and enthusiastic Environmental Sustainability Advisor to join our Power Transmission and Distribution team in England and Wales. With our regional offices in Cardiff and Swansea and many active and upcoming projects in the South of England and Wales, we have the perfect fit for an ES Advisor who would enjoy travelling across the South and Wales and working in the great outdoors.

We offer the opportunity for a mix of part-time working from home, project based site work and at our main office. The BBPTD Environmental Sustainability Team has a wide background of team players, with a project hands-on approach, who support each other and their projects on environment and sustainability matters to look after the local environment and aid project delivery.

What youll be doing

This role will see you working within the ES Function, working with ES Team in England and Wales. You will support operational teams, project engineers and managers on aspects of sustainability and environmental management and best-practice, developing environmental documentation, meeting legal and company standards. You will work with the ES Team to help ensure the environmental requirements of Clients and Regulators are complied with, support on site mitigation, and engage with local stakeholders and members of the public. Helping us look after the sensitive environmental settings in which we work as well as progressing sustainability delivery for Balfour Beatty and for our clients.

The lookahead for projects in England and Wales is very strong with modernisation, refurbishment and newbuild projects planned over the coming decades as part of the wider UK programme to bring more and reinforce capability in supporting renewable generation, transmission and distribution. With a constantly evolving path to allow stronger environmental delivery, sustainability best-practice and biodiversity net gain.

Here at Balfour Beatty we are working hard to support the government's ambitions to deliver low-carbon energy across the UK and beyond. We are on our way to leading every market we are in and we have the strategy and momentum to get there. If you are looking for a career in Power, working within BBPTD on our projects will give you experience and exciting challenges that no other industry can offer. Your main responsibilities include;

  • Support our operational teams on environmental matters and sustainability delivery, at all times with the backing of your ES Team colleagues
  • Help develop and maintain project environmental management documentation, sustainability delivery and biodiversity net gain
  • Help maintain relationships with regulators, clients and subcontractors
  • Support and maintain a working relationship with the project environmental setting to help us look after the local ecology, water environment and habitat
  • Report on good practices and investigate and report on environmental incidents to the project teams and the client with the support of your colleagues
  • Ensure the environmental management system is maintained in line with changing standards and legislation, planning conditions and Client requirements
  • Ensure site compliance with environmental legislation and coach teams in applying controls and mitigations

Who were looking for


  • Awareness and knowledge of environment management, sustainable development, and related best-practice
  • Awareness or knowledge of Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Educated to degree level in Environmental Science, Environmental Management or another Environmental related field
  • Awareness of the importance of environmental legislation, ecology and archaeology mitigation, environmental licences and consent applications and regulators
  • Valid Driving Licence
  • Desire to travel with willingness to enjoy working in the great outdoors and flexibility to work away from home
  • Interest in the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment
  • Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook.


  • Understanding of the utilities/construction/engineering operating environment is preferred but we do have team members from outside this industry
  • A previous role as ECoW (environmental or ecological) would offer a positive fit into the role
  • GIS knowledge and working experience (ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • IEMA, IES Graduate Membership with continuing CPD or of similar professional bodies

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 tomorrow. We support and 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.

The Environmental Sustainability Team in England and Wales is one family and we work closely to support each other and our project teams to look after our environment and aid project delivery, including a positive working relationship with the wider BBPTD ES community across Scotland.

About us

Balfour Beatty's Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects both historically and as we move forward in the 21stCentury.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the workingmums.co.uk Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

DEADLINE 3rd April 2024