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Senior Environmental Consultant

Location: Solihull, Solihull, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Highways & Highways Electricals, Safety, Civil Engineering & Infrastructure Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 8 days ago

Senior Environmental Consultant
Birmingham / Solihull / Coventry area.
Competitive Salary and Benefits package.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant to join and help shape the future of environmental assessment and management. We are part of a 40+ multidisciplinary Environmental & Sustainability Team supporting collaborative service frameworks delivering major infrastructure projects throughout the UK across key sectors.


* A Degree or post graduate degree in an environment related science;
* Proven experience working within environmental impact assessment and management of infrastructure projects
* Professionally qualified through relevant professional body;
* Demonstrable experience in leading environmental impact assessment of major Highways projects in England and compliance with their governance processes;
* Experience of working in other sectors including rail, water, energy would be an advantage;
* In depth practical knowledge and experience of environmental requirements for consenting of infrastructure projects in the UK;
* Good knowledge of the UK environmental regulatory framework, Policy and Guidance;
* Experience of leading multi-disciplinary environmental teams;
* Experience of working closely with engineering, planning, and stakeholder engagement teams;
* Experience and appreciation of working in a Collaborative working environment across business teams and in Joint Ventures a distinct advantage;
* Proven ability to plan and manage multiple work streams within small to major large scale projects;
* Ability to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences ranging from individual discipline technical specialists, senior projects leads, stakeholders (including stakeholder engagement) and key Clients;
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience of Environmental Statement authoring and editing;
* Strong commercial awareness with demonstrable experience of liaising with and managing clients and developing business;
* Experience of, and be comfortable and confident in, a client-facing role;
* Ability to work calmly under pressure to meet deadlines and to work on multiple projects;
* Demonstrate a desire for continual improvement of both self and the team.

Summary of the role:

* Lead multidisciplinary teams of environmental specialists to support consent applications and discharge of conditions, detailed design and construction management as the UK increases investment in infrastructure development, particularly Highways and water management. You will also have the opportunity to innovate and grow our services across infrastructure sectors, develop internal and external client relationships, and support collaboration with internationally renowned engineering design teams;
* Report to the Environmental Management Skill Leader and ultimately the Director responsible for the Environment & Sustainability Team;
* Be responsible for the management of multidisciplinary teams for the Environmental Impact Assessment and management of infrastructure projects, including Highways;
* Lead input to, compilation, critical review and quality assurance of Environmental Statements, non-statutory assessments, appraisals and management plans at all stages of project delivery;
* Prepare non-technical specialist sections of assessments;
* Lead individual projects and the environmental aspects of wider engineering and development projects, responsible for technical and commercial success;
* Support the team in business development activities, including identifying and pursuing opportunities;
* Prepare and lead on input into bids, proposals, and tenders for environmental services direct to major UK clients;
* Communicate effectively; develop and maintain relationships with internal; and external stakeholders.

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