PIEMA Member of the Institute of
Environmental Management and
IOA Cert of Competence in
CSCS Professionally Qualified
Person (White Card)
ECITB Safety Passport
EUSR (Gas & Water)
Sentinel (PTS, ICI & OLEC 1)
Technical environmental advice
Systems (ISO14001, BS8555)
Environmental risk assessment
Incident investigation & reporting
Simon is an experienced environmental advisor, accountable for ensuring compliance with environmental legislation, encouraging best practice and promoting sustainable development. He is skilled in communicating effectively with all stakeholders and in meeting their requirements. He is effective in working with multidisciplinary project teams in collaboratively developing, agreeing and delivering against programme and cost.
Simon has built up a wealth of experience during his professional career as an environmental consultant/advisor within the consultancy and construction sector. He has gained considerable experience in various industries whilst working in consultancy, including construction, manufacturing, and natural resources. He has further developed his knowledge and skills within the rail and water utilities sectors, across a number of linear projects and structural assets.
His skills include the ability to collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders to produce innovative, risk managed solutions. He has a proven commitment to meeting any new challenges in a proactive and collaborative manner, using his experience with an open and proactive mindset, to ensure programme delivery for the client. CURRENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish and promote best practice in environmental protection/enhancement and sustainability, from design through to construction/post-construction stages
Advise and provide technical support, across all aspects of the environment and sustainable development, to project management team and site supervisors
Developing and improving environmental management systems
Undertake environmental risk assessment and develop controls to both protect and enhance the environment
Carry out education/training of project and site teams
Ensure legal compliance
Monitoring and reporting on environmental aspects
Carry out inspections, auditing and incident investigations
Liaising with regulators, clients, sub-contractors and other stakeholders
Environmental monitoring (i.e. noise, dust, soil/water sampling) 2
8 Longster Close, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0QP
RELEVANT PROJECT EXPEREINCE
Environmental Advisor – Volker Stevin, 2017 – present Simon is currently an environmental advisor for Volker Stevin, primarily working within the United Utilities framework under AMP6. He is responsible for the environmental management of 25 individual projects (which varies with an ever-increasing order book) across the North-West region. His responsibilities within the role include: ensuring compliance with legislative and client requirements (i.e. permitting, consents & licensing and client standard specifications); managing and mitigating against all environmental aspects and impacts associated with construction works, such as waste, nuisance, ecology, land contamination, heritage, resource use and pollution control. He is involved in carrying out site audits and inspections in order to maintain and improve environmental quality standards. He aims to promote and encourage best practice on site to reduce environmental impacts and enhance environmental performance (i.e. use of energy saving solutions, innovative site compound set-up to reduce environmental impacts, biodiversity enhancement solutions to increase net-biodiversity gain). He is required to carry out investigations into environmental incidents/near misses in order to discover root causes and provide solutions for improvement. He is also actively involved with the improvement to Volker’s environmental management system through the development of new and existing procedural and control documentation, ensuring that these are communicated effectively to all stakeholders. Fundamentally he provides support and advice to project teams on all aspects associated with the environment and a projects interface with it. He is actively engaged with the client through regular communication and is also experienced with liaising with environmental regulators (i.e. Environment Agency, Natural England, English Heritage, Marine Management Organisation, Local Authorities). He collates environmental/KPI data for reporting to both the client and for internal purposes. He is involved in the delivery of training to project teams through the use of tool box talks and other more technical training requirements.
Environmental Advisor – J. Murphy & Sons Ltd (Murphy), 2015 – 2017 Simon worked as an environmental advisor for the northern rail division within Murphy, providing support and management of all environmental aspects across numerous enhancement and renewal projects. This included bridge refurbishment, demolition and replacement, properties and earthworks (i.e. drainage works and embankment works). He also had sole responsibility in providing support to Murphy’s Civil Asset Management department, which was under contract with Network Rail in providing numerous minor works delivery packages the entire length of the London North Western line (worth £20M). He was also involved with improvement to the groups environmental management systems, through development of new and existing procedures and controls. He sought to promote and encourage best practice in improving environmental performance. He undertook research and produced case studies in the use of more sustainable soil stabilisation techniques in collaboration with sub-contractors (Geotech Soil Stabilisation Ltd). This proved to save more than 60% of carbon emissions and waste generation. He undertook further case studies and cost/benefit analysis in the use of battery pods on site for the reduction in carbon emissions.
8 Longster Close, Helsby, Cheshire, WA6 0QP
Simon was active in the promotion of implementing biodiversity enhancements on projects and produced a biodiversity booklet for the Murphy rail division to aid them. He was actively involved in implementing enhancements, from habitat creation (i.e. wildflower meadows) to installing hibernaculum. Environmental Consultant – RSK Group plc 2013 – 2015 As an environmental consultant, Simon had the responsibility to develop and deliver a portfolio of projects, setting realistic and practical goals.
Simon worked on a number of projects across a variety of industries. These included the following:
• The development of environmental management plans and Site Waste Management plans for Taylor Wimpey UK, Bloor Homes, McLaren Construction, Jones Homes and Countryside Properties.
• He was responsible for the development and update of clients’ legal registers, giving him a broad knowledge of a wide variety of environmental legislation.
• He assisted in the development of a COMAH report for the Oil & Pipelines Agency (OPA).
• He assisted client (Travis Perkins plc) in undertaking application for a part A2 permit for their timber treatment processes.
• He carried out an EMS audit and GAP analysis on behalf of Seddon Construction.
• Carried out environmental risk assessments at five gas distributor sites for client (Rush Construction).
• Assisted in producing the waste management strategy for Horizon Nuclear Power in meeting planning requirements for the building of the Wylfa nuclear power station.
• Produce environmental site manual for Bloor Homes. University Student – University of Salford 2007 – 2010 Developed knowledge across a broad range of environmental disciplines (i.e. Pollution Control, Waste Management, GIS and Remote Sensing, Environmental Management Systems, Environmental and Planning Law, etc.). Also, enhanced his report writing, research, presentation and time management skills. As part of his BSc degree Simon carried out research looking into commitment to change within an SME in relation to the setting up and implementation of an EMS. BS 8555 was utilised to implement a phased implementation. A baseline assessment was carried out and advice offered to the client. Particular attention was given over to phase 1 of BS 8555, including the need to gain and maintain commitment to the EMS. All staff, including upper management, were engaged using formulated interview techniques and questionnaires; the results of which were reported back to the client. A final report was produced giving recommendations and including details to include within the organization’s EMS manual. As a result, the client was able to begin the development of an EMS and hence improve its environmental performance and implement cost saving measures.