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EIA Assistant Project Manager

Edinburgh, Bristol and Cardiff
£26,000 to £32,000 depending on experience.
Closing date
15 Sep 2021

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If you are passionate about the environment and working to ensure development is achieved sustainably, this is an opportunity to join a company which has long term sustainability at its heart. 

We are looking for someone who wants to develop a career in EIA Project Management, joining an established team who have built a strong reputation for handling complex and market leading EIAs.

Working as part of the Company-wide team, you will be equipped with all the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to progress your career as an EIA Project Manager and will have the opportunity to work on a range of EIA projects including wind and solar energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, housing and mixed-use schemes and other land development projects. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA reviews, and you will have a key role to play in delivering this. In addition, there will be opportunity to work with the wider planning team on a broad range of projects including development management, green infrastructure, Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal.

The role will include:

  • Undertaking day-to-day EIA project management tasks, including liaising with other project team members (both within LUC and external sub-consultants), attending meetings and recording/ tracking key project actions whilst working with experienced EIA project managers who will provide ongoing support and guidance.
  • Drafting text for EIA Reports/ Environmental Statements (ESs).
  • Co-ordinating our EIA Report/ ES review work and providing input to review reports.

Our ambitious growth plans provide opportunities for all our staff to grow and develop.

We are registrants of IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark Scheme, demonstrating our commitment to delivering high quality EIA Reports/ ESs, and to continually developing good practice.

Salary range: £26,000 to £32,000 depending on experience.

We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, for example, part time working (minimum 3 days / 22.5 hours per week), a mix of working from home and in the office, and/ or flexible start/ finish times. The candidate would ideally work out of either our Cardiff, Bristol or Edinburgh Offices, however applications for all locations will be welcome.

You will be encouraged to pursue ongoing development and acquire new skills to reach your career goals, and if you haven’t yet achieved professional recognition/ qualification in your field, e.g. membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), we will provide you with the support to achieve it. 

About you:

You will ideally have knowledge and experience of EIA projects and will have worked previously in a consultancy, with public and/or private sector clients. 

You will have a degree in a relevant discipline, i.e. planning, geography, or an environmental science field and preferably will have completed a post-graduate qualification in, or covering, Environmental Impact Assessment, or a blend of knowledge and qualifications reflecting a similar level of expertise.

Candidates must have good organisational skills, with the ability to manage tasks and time, using initiative. Also important for this role are excellent communication and report writing skills, and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

We would particularly encourage applications from future colleagues who are passionate about what they do and who would like to work in an environment that will support, encourage and celebrate personal success.

For further details about LUC please visit our website

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2021-29 to Jennie Williamson, People & Culture Advisor at:

Closing date for applications: 15 September 2021.

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We value the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and we strive to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all our people related activities.

About us:

LUC is a planning, impact assessment, landscape design, historic environment, ecology and geospatial consultancy, with expertise across a broad cross-section of environmental disciplines.

With a track record spanning 50 years and a team of over 200 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.

In order to help secure our continued independence, we have recently become a fully employee owed business after establishing an employee ownership trust (EOT). This aligns with our strong focus on people; everyone at LUC is involved in key company decisions and has a say in how we work.

Whether we are advising a commercial developer, utility company, voluntary organisation, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.

We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. No matter what the project, we aim to find the most sustainable solution.

We are also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.

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