Senior Environmental Consultant - EIA

Guildford, England, gb
Company: Arcadis
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-07-29 18:10:27


Senior Environmental Consultant – EIA

UK Wide

At Arcadis, we never lose sight of what’s most important. Because, look beyond our projects and programmes, and you’ll see it’s about human stories. From remaking public spaces that bring people together, to making cities easier to navigate, we’re focused on making an impact where it matters most – and improving quality of life.

It’s a big challenge. And why we need people committed to bringing their best, who deliver on their promises. People who value different perspectives, build sustainable relationships and dare to shape the future. People who seize the experiences available to transform their world – and the world around them.

It’s a shared goal amongst 27,000 Arcadians. And one we can only achieve by working together and applying our skills and expertise across design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. It’s how we’ll find solutions to our clients’ most complex challenges. And how we’ll deliver exceptional results, today and tomorrow.

Job Description

As part of a growing and agile business, our Environmental Planning team is looking for a Senior Environmental Consultant with a broad range of EIA experience. You will manage small to medium sized Environmental Impact Assessments projects and work closely with our clients.

You’ll be instrumental in improving the environmental performance and developing impact assessments for a diverse range of projects including large scale energy and infrastructure projects, large-scale mixed-use development schemes for both private and public clients, public realm and masterplanning projects. We also work on world renowned major transport projects across the rail and highways sector, so we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate experience on these sorts of projects. We drive technical excellence in everything we do and promote a flexible and collaborative environment supported by digital innovation. You will play a key role in the successful delivery of major multidisciplinary development projects.

You will also be responsible for the following:

  • Championing high standards of environmental performance within multidisciplinary engineering projects, influencing project development, and delivering optimal environmental outcomes
  • Coordinating the delivery of environmental work being undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams across a range of projects
  • Competently undertake your own work to an excellent standard, and review the work of others
  • Proactively managing selected projects or components of projects, taking responsibility for resource allocation, managing subcontractors, quality assurance and client feedback and ensuring effective communication of any changes/modifications
  • Contribute to tender proposal/ bids - working as part of a project winning team
  • Providing environmental advice and support to clients, project managers and colleagues
  • Engaging with consultees and stakeholders
  • Working closely with technical specialists
  • Developing outstanding reports - an ability to summarise and explain outcomes to non-technical audiences will be critical for this
  • Managing projects, overseeing our performance on technical, quality, commercial, and health and safety

  • Requirements
  • A good working knowledge of EIA practices and procedures and a solid understanding of environmental and sustainability principles
  • Experienced across a range of project types, ideally within the energy, residential/mixed use/ regeneration sector, as well as in other major infrastructure projects including rail/ highways
  • Practical working knowledge of the UK planning system and consenting process
  • Strong report writing, verbal and presentation skills with proven experience in reviewing the work of others to ensure quality
  • Experience in multi-disciplinary co-ordination of projects, with good project management and technical skills, demonstrated professionalism in the creation and delivery of reports and presentations
  • Experience in consulting and negotiating with planning authorities, regulators, and stakeholders
  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Desired: Commercial expertise, including forecasting, project management and quality assurance
  • Desired: Experience in the delivery of SEA and/ or Integrated Impact Assessment (IIA) projects
  • Desired: Knowledge and application experience of sustainability, waste or carbon assessments
  • Desired: Associate Member of IEMA
  • Why Arcadis?

    At Arcadis, you’ll have the opportunity to build the career that’s right for you. Because each Arcadian has their own motivations, their own career goals. And, as a ‘people first’ business, it’s why we’ll take the time to listen, to understand what you want from your time here, and provide the support you need to achieve your ambitions. Wherever you join us, you can look forward to a competitive reward package that includes an attractive starting salary, opportunities for career development and being part of a sociable community. We have a performance-related bonus scheme and an employee recognition scheme. Other benefits include membership fees to join your relevant professional body, employer contribution pension scheme, flexible working and a flexible holiday scheme.

    We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.



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