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EIA Specialist

Job Profile

Be part of the solution. As the UK’s National Infrastructure Plan continues, the environmental demands in the power, rail, highways, aviation and water sectors need environmental specialists who can think laterally. We are passionate about providing our clients with sustainable solutions by constantly looking at challenges from a fresh angle. For us to continue maintaining our collaborative client relationships and further grow our environmental capabilities, we are on the hunt for like-minded, forward-thinking individuals to add to our growing UK teams.

For more information about our Environment sector click here

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

As an EIA Specialist you will work alongside town planners and a range of environmental specialists (including landscape architects, ecologist, archaeologists and water resource specialists) to help deliver a broad range of environmental projects and advisory services, including Environmental Impact Assessments.

Your role will be as one of the coordinators for, mainly, EIA projects. As such you will be involved in screening and scoping studies, and helping to mange and deliver full EIAs and the production of the final environmental reports.
In doing this you will also help in coordinating and undertaking site surveys, helping with the analysis of potential impacts and then producing mitigation plans.
You will be expected to carry out site visits and attend client meetings anywhere in the UK, and potentially overseas as well.

As part of the EIA co-ordination team you will be involved in the project management of the EIAs, including monitoring resource availability, managing budgets and assisting with contract and risk management. You will be involved in client meetings.

You will also be involved in proposal writing and general business development activities, including research and administrative duties as required.

You will be part of a team that is engaged with a wide range of clients, from both the public and private sector. You may be required to spend extended periods of time on sites where the project involves site supervision, and you may be seconded into other company offices (either Mott MacDonald or client offices) so flexibility in your approach to work will be essential.

Candidate Specification

You will have:
  • a relevant degree (including post graduate) covering environmental assessment, auditing and management systems
  • demonstrable knowledge of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and relevant legislation in the UK.
  • a technical capability of at least one environmental discipline (eg. water resources).
  • BSc as a minimum, or postgraduate degree in a relevant environmental subject, and working towards professional chartership.
  • The ability to manage your own work and that of others, whilst being an integral member of a wider project team.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills.
  • Excellent ‘self starting’ capabilities.
  • A full UK driving license.
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