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Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Consultant (Principal or Senior) with knowledge of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental planning to develop an existing team in our Exeter office.

Our diverse client base and new business opportunities, particularly in water and transport infrastructure sectors enable us to offer this opportunity.

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. Flexible and/or part-time working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

Job Description

You will work with our EIA project teams to deliver a broad range of environmental projects and advisory services. Our existing environmental teams in the region (Bristol/Cardiff/Exeter/Southampton) consist of town planners, landscape architects, ecologists, archaeologists, noise, air quality, carbon, EIA, GIS, land quality and water resource specialists.

Your typical responsibilities will include:
  • Working with our engineering and project management teams to develop sustainable and environmentally beneficial solutions to infrastructure schemes, from business case through to construction.
  • Leading our environment team in Exeter to expand the capacity of the Mott MacDonald Group's EIA capabilities in the South West. You would be supported by our existing substantial regional teams.
  • Undertaking business development and proposal writing to win EIA projects, either as stand-alone services or as part of integrated services offered by the Group.
  • Supporting the delivery of our annual obligations under the IEMA EIA Quality Mark.
  • Mentoring and training other staff in our Exeter office in EIA and environmental management best practice.
  • Undertaking assessments and the analysis and development of environmental improvement schemes.
  • Leading the co-ordination and the production of Environmental Statements or similar.
  • Responsible for the financial management of EIA projects.
  • Working with our diverse client base, ranging from the Environment Agency to Network Rail, private developers, utility companies, local authorities and Highways England.

Candidate Specification

  • First degree and Masters in a relevant environmental subject (professional Chartership or working towards Chartership preferred).
  • Professional experience within EIA.
  • Detailed knowledge of EIA processes.
  • Excellent knowledge of EU and UK legislation of relevance to environmental planning and environmental management.
  • Knowledge of environmental auditing and environmental management systems is also desirable.
  • UK driving licence
  • Ability and flexibility to undertake site work which may occasionally include long hours and occasional overnight stays.
  • Experience of working in flood risk, rivers and coastal management projects and water resources is desirable.
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