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Environmental Clerk of Works

Job Introduction

Are you an Environmental Clerk of Works looking for your next role?  If this is you then please read on as we may just have the role for you……

Founded in 1968, Griffiths are a sustainable Civil Engineering Contractor that helps connect communities through delivering Road, Rail, Water, and Utilities projects. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality projects in a healthy, safe, and sustainable manner to improve people’s everyday lives.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Environmental Clerk of Works to join our team in Llandewwi Velfrey, Pembrokeshire. We are looking for a colleague who is already within this position; or looking to take the next step in your career.  We are open to applications from candidates who live in; or can commute from some of the following areas: Port Talbot, Neath, Swansea, Llanelli, Ammanford, Llandeilo, Kidwelly, Carmarthen, St Clears, Laugharne, Narberth, Saundersfoot, Tenby, Pembroke, Milford Haven, Fishguard, Caridgan.

As part of a global business in CRH and a Business Unit of Tarmac PLC, the career opportunities are limitless. We are working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.

**Please note this position is for a 6-month fixed-term contract**

Role Responsibility

Reporting directly to the Future Generations Manager, the Environmental Clerk of Works will join an existing team providing advice on ecological and environmental areas during the construction phases of the project. Typical issues include protected species, pollution, surface water management, material management, air quality and noise.

On a day to day basis, the responsibilities of the Environmental Clerk of Works will include the following (not exhaustive):

  • Conducting ecological and habitat surveys, producing reports with recommendations for mitigation and site survey records
  • Providing continued site checks for notable and protected species prior to clearance and destructive searches
  • Monitoring sites and providing advice to the site construction teams regarding ecological constraints and mitigation solutions
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, planning conditions and associated documents (e.g. Construction Environment Management Plan – CEMP) and to help reduce risks and delays
  • Being a key point of contact for client and stakeholder relationship, working closely with staff and contractors from several disciplines, notably ecologists, hydrologists, planners and engineers, to provide an integrated ECoW service
  • Having a good understanding of wider of ECoW complex issues and the ability to liaise with other specialists and Griffiths regional Environmental Advisor to raise issues and provide solutions
  • Supervising contractors and ensuring compliance with protected species licence requirements and environmental protection measures
  • Assisting in the development, review and approval process were requested of environmental risk assessments / aspects and impacts and work package plans
  • Investigating all environmental non-conformances and audit findings, making recommendations and supporting the delivery of suitable and adequate corrective and preventative actions required

The Ideal Candidate

The successful Environmental Clerk of Works will be instrumental in the future development of the environmental and economics of our culture to achieve the benefits available through our continuous improvement strategies. You will have experience within a similar role, ideally on large civil engineering projects.

It is essential any prospective candidates are in receipt of any of the following Qualifications/Requirements/Capabilities:

  • Experience as an Ecological/Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW), particularly on large civil engineering projects
  • Degree or Diploma in Ecology / Environmental discipline or other relevant qualification
  • Have experience of a wide range of ecological issues relating to de-vegetation works, including protected species surveys and mitigation
  • Good knowledge and experience of environmental and sustainability managements systems, such as ISO 14001, ISO50001, ISO20400, BS8001
  • Full Member of CIEEM or equivalent
  • Good cross business team working, with experience of influencing staff at all levels and being able to communicate this both written and verbally
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft office (word, excel PowerPoint)

About the Company

For the successful Environmental Clerk of Works, we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Training & Development
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 
  • Access to join our Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

Griffiths, a CRH company, is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens, we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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