Head of Environment

Irwin & Colton
Rickmansworth, England, Hertfordshire
Up to £72000 per annum + Car Allowance
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Head of Environment
Rickmansworth | Circa £72,000 + Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits
Irwin & Colton has been engaged by a high-profile civil engineer to recruit a Head of Environment. Turning over in excess of £300m, the company have a number of long-term, infrastructure contracts throughout the UK, and environmental standards are at the core of each of these. This is a group role, and the successful candidate will be responsible for leading on all elements of Environment and Sustainability for the business, from site level to senior management.

Responsibilities for the Head of Environment will include:

  • Creating, developing and leading the team to implement the Environment strategy across the group
  • Leading the team writing, reviewing and delivering environmental policies and procedures to ensure environment best practice are implemented onsite
  • Engaging with a range of key stakeholders including contractors, clients and regulatory bodies, to help drive Environment performance
  • Ensuring the accurate reporting on Environment performance and communicating this across the organisation
  • Continually scanning the horizon to create and implement environmental projects to ensure best practice across the organisation

The successful Head of Environment will have:

  • Proven experience in a similar role ideally within utilities, civil engineering, construction, or related field
  • Ideally a degree in Environment, Sustainability or related subject and ideally membership of IEMA
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience engaging a wide range of stakeholders
  • A strong technical knowledge across relevant environmental legislation, compliance and regulations, including ISO 14001 experience

A UK driver's licence is essential. Contact Isla Robson on or 01923 432 801. Job ref IR1271.
Irwin & Colton are a specialist Environment, Health and Safety recruitment company, based in the South East of England we recruit across the UK. We recruit all roles in the Environment, health and safety industry from Environment, Health and Safety Manager, Health and safety Director through to Environment, Health and Safety Advisor positions.
Irwin & Colton Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job, you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at our website irwinandcolton.com.


At Irwin & Colton we specialise in health, safety and environment recruitment. With over a decade’s experience, we know that the health, safety and environment sector is about much more than doing the right thing; it’s also about organisational risks and opportunities. And just like our clients and candidates, at the core of what we do is hard work and expertise.

For clients:

We are committed to finding our clients the perfect candidate. But we’re dedicated to sourcing people who are far more than well qualified and technically proficient. Our candidates add true value, creating inspiring ideas, influencing, engaging and communicating, to go beyond compliance and bring real, positive change. It is this blend of hard and soft skills that makes our candidates unique, and makes Irwin & Colton the partner of choice for health, safety and environment recruitment. Using our wealth of experience and deep market knowledge, we recruit both contract and permanent positions, from Health, Safety and Environment Director to Manager and Advisor level, so you always find the perfect candidate

For candidates:

When you are looking for your next role, working with the expert in your sector gives you significant advantage. But beyond that, it’s crucial to have the right support. That’s why, at Irwin & Colton, we work with all our candidates personally. So, you get all the help and preparation you need, to successfully take the next step on the career ladder.

For more information please visit www.irwinandcolton.com or call 01923 432 633.

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