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Environmental consultant / Senior environmental consultant

Job Profile

The implementation of the UK’s National Infrastructure Plan continues apace, and challenges in the water, rail, highways and energy sectors require environmental specialists who can think laterally to meet them. We are passionate about providing our clients with sustainable solutions by constantly looking at challenges from new and different perspectives.

We are searching for like-minded, forward-thinking individuals to help our client relationships flourish. Are you up for the challenge?

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. These positions can be offered on either a full-time or a part-time basis.

Job Description

You will join a diverse multidisciplinary team of engineers, town planners and environmental specialists, providing key technical inputs on projects requiring environmental appraisal and environmental impact assessment (EIA). In particular, you will play an integral role in shaping the environmental and sustainability outcomes on HS2, Heathrow, and the Environment Agency’s Water and Environment Framework.

You will lead environmental feasibility and optioneering studies, as well screening and scoping exercises, and manage the delivery of EIAs and the production of Environmental Statements. You will also assist with the analysis of potential impacts, work with the wider multidisciplinary team to influence sustainable designs, and lead the preparation of environmental mitigation measures, as well as reviewing technical reports produced by others. You will also have the opportunity to support projects during their construction phase, to ensure environmental best practice and compliance.

You will also be involved in monitoring resources, managing budgets, project management, assisting with contract and risk management, and attend client meetings. Furthermore, you will take part in business development activities, including the preparation of fee estimates and writing proposals.

Candidate Specification

  • Degree in a relevant environmental subject, and ideally a relevant professional qualification
  • Demonstrable knowledge of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and relevant legislation in the UK
  • Successful track-record in environmental project management
  • Ability to influence clients, stakeholders, regulators and other government agencies, while ensuring project-related environmental and sustainability concerns/opportunities are identified and addressed
  • There may be a requirement to spend periods of time in other company offices (either Mott MacDonald or client offices in the UK), so flexibility in your approach to work is essential
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