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Environmental Designated Fund Manager

  • Job reference: TR-001819
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Potters Bar

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This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team that manages and improves one of the busiest motorways in Europe - the M25.

 

Atkins is part of a consortium that comprises Connect Plus Services (CPS), together with Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK.

CPS has a 30-year contract with Connect Plus on behalf of Highways England. The contract, which started in September 2009, is to maintain and operate the M25 motorway network, including all adjoining trunk and slip roads, a network of 440km across six counties. CPS also has responsibility for the Dartford River Crossing in Kent, comprising both Dartford Tunnels and the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

With a staff of around 600 people, based at seven locations across the network, CPS carries out routine maintenance and whole-life management of the thousands of M25 assets. CPS manages the operation of the network 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including a severe weather season maintenance programme. CPS is identifying ways of reducing delays and improving journey time reliability across its road network.




·      Deliver the M25 DBFO Environmental Designated Fund (EDF) programme


·    Identify opportunities for environmental improvement within the M25 DBFO site extents through the Highways England Environmental Designated Fund plan and criteria


·     Identify partnership schemes with third parties in relation to environmental improvement

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      Undertake desktop studies for EDF scheme identification and development

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      Prepare, develop  and submit EDF Stage 1 documentation for each proposed scheme including, Scheme Register, Identification Brief, Business Case, Appraisal Report, Environmental Assessment and Risk Register.

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      Liaise with and report to CPS Performance Team Bid Manager regarding submission of EDF documentation to Highways England for quality assurance and programme management

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      Attend Value Management workshops, Technical Reviews and other EDF meetings with Highways England

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      Prepare Feasibility Studies following approval of Stage 1 proposals and instruction by Highways England, including site visits / inspections.

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       Manage and monitor the use of external consultant resources to deliver Highways England instructed and funded EDF scheme feasibility study, design or implantation stages, as necessary

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      Liaise with Statutory Environmental Bodies, Local Authorities and other interested parties regarding the EDF schemes, as necessary

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      Support management of scheme finances  and programming with the Project Manager

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       Assist with cost estimation and review of sub-contractor quotations for EDF schemes

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       Monitor new environmental legislation, statutory guidance and policies that may affect environmental improvement projects in the Highways context


Undertake other Environment Team tasks as required, e.g. EIA for other highway improvement schemes.

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