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Job title Lead Assessor
Location London, EC3A 8AA
Salary range Dependent on experience
Reference ERM- CVS Assessor
Date posted 11-Sep-18
Apply by 10-Oct-18
Contact Dominic O'Toole
Tel: +44 203 206 5427
Summary ERM is helping companies deliver sustainable, safe, and compliant performance throughout all aspects of their operations. We are looking for a Lead Assessor/Programme Manager for Certification & Verification Services.

Lead Assessor/Programme Manager for Certification & Verification Services

Today, companies face a number of demands - to create innovative products, meet shareholder expectations, and operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. While some organizations have interpreted this last expectation as the need to simply comply with laws and regulations, many companies are actively leveraging sustainability drivers to create revenue growth, reduce costs, mitigate risks, and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.

Recognizing that social, environmental, and safety performance have become business-critical issues for many enterprises, ERM (ERM CVS is a wholly owned subsidiary), as the world’s leading provider of EHS, risk and social consulting services, is helping companies deliver sustainable, safe, and compliant performance throughout all aspects of their operations.

To lead engagements across a number of industry sector for ERM CVS services including acting as program leader for IS9001 globally. You will also lead ISO14001 and ISO 45001 assessments

EU ETS experience as well as oil & gas on and off shore experience would be beneficial but not obligatory.


  • Team Management: To proactively lead a team of assessors ensuring they have the right capabilities required to conduct the required assessments and providing the required coaching support.  
  • Client Account Management:  Act as focal point for the client within ERM CVS, responsible for coordinating assignments and ensuring that projects are delivered according to plan;
  • Lead Assessor:  Lead assessments according to ERM CVS procedures, prepare reports and determine assessment conclusions.
  • Participate in the ERM CVS, including proactive sharing of knowledge and experience and identifying opportunities for business growth to develop with support of ERM CVS Partners.


  • Strong ISO 9001 understanding
  • Post Graduate degree level qualification in relevant subject matter and substantial relevant work experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of management systems and associated standards
  • Knowledge of data reporting processes, with knowledge of EU ETS requirements an advantage
  • Knowledge of EHS regulations.


  • Excellent organisational skills with proven success in effective project delivery to achieve planned timelines
  • Excellent client communication skills, able to secure trust at all levels of the organisation and across different cultures
  • Able to present confidently and effectively
  • Able to recognise root causes, identify corrective actions and prepare clear, concise reports
  • Ability to coach others in project delivery requirements
  • Fluent English speaker with clear and concise written and spoken English


At least 8 years relevant professional experience, including

  • Development or assessment of management systems designed to control EHS performance
  • Audit experience in the EHS industry
  • Influencing people at all organisational levels
  • Team leadership experience
  • Strong project management and delivery experience
  • Client management / commercial issues

Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. We have more than 160 offices in over 40 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 people who work on projects around the world. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for our clients. We have worked with many of the Global Fortune 500 companies delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing.

For over 40 years we have been working with clients around the world and in diverse industry sectors to help them to understand and manage their environmental, health, safety, risk and social impacts. The key sectors we serve include Oil & Gas, Chemical, Manufacturing, Power and Technology, Media & Telecommunications. All face critical sustainability challenges and our clients in these and many other areas rely on our ability to assist them operate more sustainably which has a positive impact on our planet.