Principal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant

McGinley Support Services
£45000 - £70000/annum
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Principal Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant, or are capable of stepping up to the role? Looking for a job that will give you a wide variety of work? We have a vacancy that offers all these things and an excellent benefits package, including:

25 days holiday from day one
Share scheme
8% contribution to pension
Life Assurance (8x Salary)
Car Leasing
Free parking
Buying and selling of holiday entitlement

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to really make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within this blue chip global consultancy.

About the company

They are an award winning, leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the globe, they work in partnership with customers helping them transform the way they work with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, they offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

This role sits within the Water and Environment practice, which offers a comprehensive range of specialist services within the environmental consultancy sector. Nationally and internationally recognised for their expertise in planning and overseeing complex and sensitive projects, their skills have been utilised by a wide range of clients within the public and private sectors including the European Commission, government, water companies and developers.

About the role:

As a Principal consultant, you will be expected to lead technically on planning, EIA and SEA projects and provide clear project management and direction to clients and other team members, both internally and externally.

You will direct, project manage and co-ordinate a wide range of projects. You will have the responsibility to manage the technical work of more junior staff and sub-consultants as well as identify and win new business opportunities.

About You

Bachelors (2.1 or above), Masters or PhD in a relevant environmental discipline

Proven EIA experience

Working knowledge of the UK planning system

Proven experience of project management and leading projects

Proficient in winning work and client management

Membership of RTPI, IEMA or similar professional body

Consultancy experience

SEA experience (desirable)

Natural Capital experience would be beneficial

Strong existing client network would be advantageous

Experience in the water industry would be beneficial

Excellent team working skills

Strong communication skills and a close attention to detail

Excellent report writing and bid-writing skills

Ability to win and develop workstreams

Excellent stakeholder and regulatory communications and management skills

Ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated to thrive in this busy and demanding environment

Good IT skills in commonly used software, e.g. Microsoft Office, internet, email

Excellent organisational skills