Milner Ecology Ltd was appointed as Senior Environmental Advisor to represent the interests of National Grid on all environmental matters relating to the 94km pipeline.
This involved supplying general environmental advice to the Project Management Team on legislative compliance (including DTI consent conditions), review of all method statements and promotion of good environmental practice.
The role also covered the co-ordination/ implementation of environmental inspections and audits along with the monitoring of adherence to National Grid policies and procedures by all members of the project, including the contractor.
In addition the role involved supervising two environmental officers and liaising with the contractor's environmental department to manage and reduce environmental incidents. The role also encompassed liaison with statutory bodies on behalf of the client and managing the restoration of several environmentally sensitive sites along the route.