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Agriculture, Soils and Forestry Lead, Phase 1 HS2 Ltd.
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Job title: Agriculture, Soils and Forestry Lead, Phase 1 HS2 Ltd.
Reporting to: Head of Geotechnics
Directorate: Infrastructure Directorate
1. JOB PURPOSE
The purpose of the Agriculture, Soils and Forestry Lead is, in liaison with the HS2 Head of Natural Environment, to oversee the delivery of agriculture, forestry and soils (and related policies/plans) for Phase One of HS2 in keeping with programme needs, Environmental Minimum Requirements, Undertakings and Assurances, and agreed standards and legislation.
The following provides a list of the main activities to be undertaken by the post-holder:
• Assure soil survey data submitted by contractors and consultants
• Assure contractor produced Soil Resource Plans and Soil Management Plans
• Provide high quality technical advice on soils and agriculture, both within HS2 and to contractors
• Promote good practice in relation to soils and agriculture across disciplines within HS2, and amongst contractors
• Ensure contractors understand and implement the relevant technical standard and specification
• Update the technical standard and specification in line with programme requirements and the availability of new knowledge
• Ensure agriculture, forestry and soils issues are key considerations in project decision making and management processes and continue to promote the importance of this topic area.
3. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
• Degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental subject
• Membership/ Chartership of a relevant professional organisation (e.g. Chartered Environmentalist - via a membership body licensed by the Society for the Environment - find out more here)
• Demonstrable “Foundation Skills”, as set out by the British Society of Soil Science
• Track record of carrying out field-based soil and Agricultural Land Classification (ALC) surveys.
• Track record of preparing soil resource plans for land restoration.
• Experience of working in agriculture and soil management on a major infrastructure project or within a large organisation.
• Good knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and best practice e.g. Agriculture Bill
• Ability to present technical information in a clear and informative manner to a non-specialist audience
• Understanding of project management principles
• Understanding of CDM requirements
• Familiarity with GIS
4. PERSONAL QUALITIES
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills including effective stakeholder engagement skills
• Self-motivated, enthusiastic and tenacious, ‘can-do’ attitude
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Experience of working on large scale projects
5. OTHER CONTEXTUAL
The post-holder will be working in a dynamic project environment with a team of environment and engineering professionals, project managers, technical specialists and consultants engaged on the project. The role will also require working closely with design and construction contractors.
6. HEALTH AND SAFETY
The post will require an awareness of the risks arising from field survey work, and the necessary precautionary measures to be taken in a CDM environment.
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