Deputy Environment and Sustainability Manager

Closing: Thursday 25th April 2024
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An exciting vacancy has arisen for a dynamic and varied role as Deputy Environment and Sustainability Manager to help Bristol Port achieve our ambitious net zero targets, biodiversity goals and sustainable development plans.

The successful candidate will support, and deputise as required for, the Head of Environment and Sustainability in delivering a wide range of Harbour Authority environmental duties and promoting compliance with environmental legislation and good practice.  You will help implement the Port’s Net Zero Strategy and Biodiversity Management Plans.  Working within multi-disciplinary project teams you will assist with the promotion of sustainable port developments and help maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders. 

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant science or environmental discipline, with at least 5 years’ experience in a port/industry, consultancy, regulatory or other relevant sustainability field.  Depending on your background, you will have skills, experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sustainability and decarbonisation strategies, including emissions analysis and carbon reporting (e.g., SECR, ESOS and TCFD)
  • Sustainable development, environmental assessment and consenting processes (marine licensing, terrestrial planning and/or environmental permitting)
  • Environmental management/monitoring and delivery of nature-based solutions to meet climate change and biodiversity net gain challenges.

The role requires excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills to inform effective decision making and the development of future sustainability improvement projects.  The successful candidate will have excellent report writing and communication skills, with experience of stakeholder engagement beneficial.  Project management and delivery experience is preferred, with proficiency in GIS and mapping tools desirable.   

Key duties:

As defined in the Marine Department RASCI matrix, and as directed by the Head of Environment and Sustainability, currently incorporating:

  • Undertaking a wide range of Port and Harbour Authority environmental duties and tasks, including promoting compliance with environmental legislation and good practice, environmental protection, nature conservation, counter pollution and waste management responsibilities.
  • Coordinate and help deliver the Port’s Net Zero and Air Quality Strategies in order to reduce emissions and decarbonise Port activities in line with BPC and Government targets.  Including analysis and reporting on BPC energy use/efficiency measures, development/maintenance of a Port emissions inventory, promoting further renewables and the uptake of future clean fuels.
  • Assist with the promotion of sustainable port development, supporting and coordinating environmental assessments (EIA, WFD, HRA and BNG assessments), planning applications, marine licences, environmental permits and other consents.  
  • Help implement the Port’s Ecological Management Plan and deliver projects to enhance biodiversity and carbon storage on Port land (such as woodland management and tree planting, habitat creation schemes, saltmarsh restoration and blue carbon storage initiatives)  
  • Liaise and help maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including regulators, nature conservation interests, customers, subcontractors and the public.   

Reports to:

Head of Environment and Sustainability

Working Hours:

Monday to Friday 0830-1700 (39 hours per week) with 1 hour for lunch.  Occasional work from home on a case-by-case basis.  25 days annual leave.

Occasional out of hours where necessary in support of key duties/responsibilities.

Place of work:

St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Road, Avonmouth and other port locations as necessary including Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Docks (RPD)

There is a competitive salary and benefit package, and the successful applicant will need to be located within an appropriate distance of Bristol. To apply or find out more, click apply at the top of the page. 

Please note you must have the right to work in the UK.