Environmental Manager in Hertfordshire


Are you an Environmental Manager looking to work for a mid-sized national firm?


My client is a mid-sized, self-delivering Civil Engineering contractor who turn over £100M per annum. They are multi-disciplined Civil Engineering contractor specialising in water, power, telecoms, fibre optic, rail & multi utilities. Due to their diverse skill set they have worked on and had great exposure to contracts such as City Fibre, Thames Water & UKPN. They pride themselves off the standard of work they produce, their kind, family feel atmosphere and long-term stability of all their staff.


Group Function

  • ISO 14001:2015 – ensuring the documented system is managed and updated
  • Generating Best Practice Guides, bringing together industry codes etc. and creating practical guidance for Contract and Project Teams
  • Create a Group Audit and Inspection around ISO1400, with the Group Quality Lead. This also includes Regulatory Compliance
  • Develop a Group process for Construction Environmental Management Plans
  • Environmental technical support to the business
  • Collation of Environmental Case Studies for working winning
  • Input to Group Intranet (improved guidance and tools) and OCU eternal website content (good news stories, latest initiatives) in support of Quality Lead and Group Communications
  • Carbon Plans – helping create an overall plan, with the current focus on Net Zero by 2040, setting of SBTi.
  • Compliance Obligations – review and make changes to Management System Processes and compulsory risk Controls, update compliance obligations, communicate requirements to operational Teams
  • Update the Legislation Tracker which identifies all the relevant and emerging legislation impacting the organisation
  • Maintain the business Risk and Opportunities Register which highlighted the business risk as well as opportunities

Contract/Project Support

  • Develop a minimum standards and best practice guide for project sites
  • Review and provide guidance for Construction Environment Management Plans
  • Identification of required environmental consents, permits and exemptions such as discharge consents, abstraction licenses and environmental permits
  • Ensure biodiversity impacts are measured and the Contract team are aiming to achieve a net-gain in biodiversity by working with the Consultants, Client, Designers and Contract teams.
  • Creating suitable Method Statements for operational teams to follow; utilising ecologists where applicable.
  • Investigate environmental incidents and near miss events in accordance with company standards.
  • Working with engineering design teams helping to de-risk design


  • Maintain own level of knowledge and competency in relations to environmental management, including appropriate qualifications and professional membership.
  • The ability to thrive in pressure situations and to work on own initiative.
  • The ability to empathise and influence stakeholders and Contract Teams.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and time management skills.


  • Degree or equivalent (in Ecology, Zoology, Botany, Biology, Environmental Science or Geography or similar/equivalent)
  • Full Membership or higher of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment or similar relevant professional body (e.g. IEMA, CIWM, Env Soc, IWEM)
  • Prior experience of providing technical expertise to a variety of stakeholders, as an Environmental Manager or similar.
  • A significant level of environmental management experience on major projects.
  • Thorough understanding of UK Environmental legislation
  • The ability to develop and implement new working methods and initiatives that could improve environmental compliance across the business.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation, guidance and standards; specifically Auditing (Internal or Lead Auditor qualified), Incident Investigation, ISO 14001 EMS and BREEAM Infrastructure
  • A full and current driving licence


  • Environmental Masters or equivalent
  • ISO14001 auditor


You will have the satisfaction of working for a company who look after their staff and support their staff with constant development and the chance to be noticed and gain promotions and work up the ladder within the company.

You will be rewarded with a very good and competitive salary of starting from £55,000-£60,000 + Company Car/Car allowance.


About this Recruiter

Alex Jacobs

A bit about me

I have worked in construction recruitment for three years. I started working in the blue-collar sector but have turned my attention to white-collar recruitment here at Cityscape. I specialise in civil engineering opportunities – working with both Tier 1 and 2 clients in the highways, utilities, rail and water sectors. Before working in recruitment, I spent 20 years in the Arts where I was lucky enough to travel the world. But there are always more places to see so, travel remains important to me. I am into sports and am an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspur. I have a wife and two children and live in Aylesbury. Most of my spare time involves parenting and entertaining the kids.
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About Cityscape Recruitment

Cityscape Recruitment is not like any other construction recruitment agency. Our business does not have a sales-driven environment, instead, we reward quality over quantity.

We use our specialist industry knowledge to help introduce and guide construction professionals into companies that best suit their desired career aspirations and personal goals. From Quantity Surveyors to Site Managers to Civil Engineers, we work to the same objective of helping to enhance their careers.

And our relationships don’t end on day one of a new role – we pride ourselves on our ability to build long-lasting relationships with both clients and construction professionals. And we are fortunate enough to work with many leading construction companies and professionals in London and throughout the rest of the UK.


Clients we work for

Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape.

What our clients say

We have worked with Alex Wallace and the Cityscape Recruitment team for a number of years now and find their service excellent.

They supply well matched and vetted candidates and very quickly understood all our requirements. They have always demonstrated good market knowledge and an ability to deliver to our requirements.

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I have used Cityscape Recruitment multiple times over the last 5 years. Very pleasant to deal with and all candidates put forward for interview are well suited to the position and well vetted by the team, so there is no time wasted with unsuitable applicants. I would highly recommend Cityscape. I intend to use them again in the future should any vacancies become available.

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The Cityscape Recruitment team has always been great to deal with. Always ready to listen to our needs and requirements, a quality some recruiters do not appreciate or have, then advising where they can assist in our staff procurement. We look forward to working with Laura and Cityscape in the coming years.


Construction Recruitment FAQs

Here are answers to some questions that you may have.

At Cityscape Recruitment we have teams of consultants who find opportunities for construction professionals in the following sectors:

  • Main Contractor – Build
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Residential Development
  • Specialist Contract
  • Civil Engineering
  • Consultancy

Read more about our company here.

Our Residential Development team recruits for the very broad range of roles available in the Construction and Civil Engineering industries. From Quantity Surveyor to Technical Coordinator to Project Manager.

They can also recruit for the complete range of seniorities within these specialist areas. From Graduate roles, up to Heads of Departments and Managing Directors

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Our clients range from small, privately owned specialist contractors right up to top-tier PLCs responsible for shaping our country’s landscape. 

Some of our key clients are Statom Group, 8Build, AJ Morrisroe and Sons, VolkerFitzpatrick, Troy Group and Bellway Homes. 

Whatever your career aspirations may be, we will have the opportunities and the industry knowledge to share with you.

Our office is in Rickmansworth, West Hertfordshire. We are, therefore, best placed to provide recruitment services for London, the Home Counties, and the Southern Region of the country. However, we can and do recruit for the whole of the UK and have made many successful placements for construction professionals in the Midlands and the North and West regions of the country. 

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When you first contact us, be that through direct contact, responding to an advert or applying through our website, we will connect you with a consultant who works in your specialist area. 

Initially, they will arrange a meeting to talk through your CV and career history. They will encourage you to go into detail about your background and experiences, capabilities and responsibilities, personal circumstances and any other factors they feel are relevant to help them build up a well-rounded profile of you. 

We take extraordinary care in matching professionals to an opportunity – one that will help enhance their careers and a clients’ team. We therefore also use this meeting to empower you in your career. Using our extensive knowledge of the construction industry, we would provide in-depth overviews of businesses, projects and available roles, and guidance on where your strengths will add the most value and career potential. 

After this meeting, the consultant will speak to a number of their clients about you and your CV. Who they speak to can be either jointly agreed upon or you can trust the judgement and expertise of the consultant to contact clients they feel are the best fit for your experience and goals.

If any clients are interested in meeting with you, the consultant will manage the interview process, coaching you before any interviews if required. (Further guidance can be found here.)

If you are successful in receiving an offer(s), our consultant will communicate this with you and help to negotiate the offer(s) and any other terms of employment. 

Finally, we will support you in resigning from your current role, navigating potential counter offers and starting your new role.

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