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Senior environmental consultant

Job Profile

We are a team of 250 staff based in the centre of Birmingham, just a few minutes’ walk from the main stations. As Heritage Award winners for the Waterstones restoration project we are known for local regeneration as well as for working on national and international projects.
Our people have diverse skills and really make a difference.
Locally and nationally we are currently working on the Midland Metro, the procurement and design of new schools, developing new rail infrastructure, flood prevention and protecting endangered species.

Our office is dynamic and vibrant, our active sports and social club is supported by the business and we take a keen interest in CSR with staff taking part in activities to support schools, local and national charities.

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

Our environment team provides a wide range of specialist environmental support to internal and external clients and has an increasing workload across infrastructure and development sectors. As part of our strategic growth strategy, we are seeking an experienced environmental consultant to join our core team in our city centre Birmingham office.
Our Birmingham team are engaged in provision of support to both Public and Private sector clients across the region and nationally, and we can offer a genuine variety of work, including opportunities in the road, rail and water sectors, with local authorities, energy sector and developers.

This mix of projects will give you the opportunity to develop in new ways, and you will be part of helping us achieve our growth and realise your potential, by driving forward our services to internal and external clients and helping to develop new business for the team.
You will be part of a dynamic global environmental practice across Mott MacDonald, who work collaboratively to deliver high quality environmental outcomes and to ensure the development of its members. You will also be part of our Birmingham office community, an increasingly diverse work place that brings together professionals from across disciplines to develop client and people centred solutions to the problems we face, with a focus on integrity and honesty in everything we do.

If you are looking for variety, want to be part of an employee-owned, independent company that values its people, and that provides opportunities for social and career development then we would like to hear from you. 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.

Candidate Specification

Your experience should be a good mixture of the following:
  • Degree in a relevant environmental subject (minimum of 2.1 classification), with further, post-graduate, qualifications desirable
  • Chartered Environmentalist, or nearing chartership, and a Full Member of a relevant professional institution such as CIWEM or IEMA
  • Relevant professional experience in the UK environmental consultancy market, with a strong external-facing, client-orientated approach
  • Strong knowledge of the planning system and EU and UK legislation of relevance to environmental planning and environmental management
  • Experience undertaking Environmental Impact Assessment, authoring Environmental Statement chapters. Experience in Sustainability Appraisal, Carbon Assessment and Natural Capital/Ecosystem Services is advantageous
  • Relevant experience connected with major infrastructure schemes
  • Experience in developing scope of work for environmental studies, contributing to bids and business development
  • Ability to work independently, take the initiative, make robust, defensible decisions and work to tight deadlines to meet client needs
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills including writing and presenting
  • Full, clean driving licence and willingness to travel and undertake fieldwork in the UK and internationally
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