Environmental Consents Advisors

Moss Agate Ltd
Closing date
18 Aug 2021

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We require a number of Environmental Consents Advisors to join a small, dynamic environmental and sustainability practice based out of their Head Office, primarily in the rail, infrastructure and construction sectors.

There is an immediate need for assignments based in the West Midlands on HS2 Phase One and Phase 2a with some travel, working on major rail infrastructure programmes. Naturally, you will be working from home for the foreseeable future, with a requirement to visit the project office two days each week when practically possible later in the year.

Your primary objective is to consolidate the environmental consents currently identified, and support the process of obtaining environmental consents, in a timely manner, from each environmental consent granting body associated with the delivery of two major sections of the programme.

Internal interfaces will typically be the Consents Manager, Environmental Consents Manager, Consents Assurance Manager (planning), Design Manager, Interface Manager, Environment Manager, Construction teams Design Joint Venture, consultant support teams

External interfaces will typically be the Client Management Team, Local Authorities, Environment Agency, Natural England, English Heritage, relevant stakeholders with an environmental involvement with the Client as directed.

Accountabilities include obtaining all identified Environmental Consents required for operational activities, as required.

Assist in the identification and consolidation of the necessary Environmental Consents that may be required recognising that requirements may change during the duration of the project.

Support the process of obtaining environmental consents

Liaison with LA's, Environment Agency, CRT and other CGB's as necessary to deliver consents as required by the construction programme

Provide feedback as required to commercial and delivery teams regarding environmental obligations as relevant to the consenting process

Record all communications with third parties as evidence to support consent process

Contribute to the development of knowledge within Construction teams and in the monitoring process to assist in ensuring consent compliance.

Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm

Essential experience:

Experience of obtaining Environmental Consents

Experience of effective communication with the relevant CGB

Experience in managing the Environmental Consents process on a major development scheme and/or major infrastructure project

Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects

Awareness and understanding of current Environmental legislation

Proven record of working effectively on the environmental aspects of major projects, including securing Consents in a timely manner and ensuring compliance.

Degree level qualification.

Membership of an Environmental Institute such as IEMA or equivalent.


Proactive and collaborative approach

Developed communication, effectively at all levels

Team working skills

Career progression and professional development are core to the values of the Company and you will be encouraged and mentored continually to enhance your exposure to different projects and challenges.

Excellent packages are offered.

The roles are immediate, and the preference is to recruit permanent members into the team now and in the coming months for a variety of other projects. Fixed term contracts will be considered, as well as rolling contract positions.

Moss Agate Limited and its' Clients operates as equal opportunities employers and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership

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