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 an experienced EIA project manager to work with our specialist internal teams of ecologists, planners and landscape architects, our network of external consultants, and our high-profile clients on an exciting range of projects across the UK.
These projects include wind energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, mixed use development and other land development projects. Our reputation for delivering high quality outputs means we have a strong client base and diverse portfolio of EIA projects for you to get involved with. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA review work across the UK and you will have in the opportunity to use your EIA skills to manage the review of EIA Reports and ESs and production of the review reports.
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.
Reporting to the Project Director, and as part of a dedicated EIA team, the role will include:
- Contributing to EIA tendering and business development activities, particularly focussing on renewable energy in Wales and potentially Scotland and England.
- Managing EIA projects including liaising with project team members, clients and external organisations and representing LUC at meetings and consultation events.
- Overseeing the production of EIA Reports and ESs, including writing and review of report chapters, figures and appendices.
- Managing our EIA Report/ ES review work and reviewing draft review reports.
Salary range: £30,000 to £48,000 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 professional development and acquire new skills to reach your career goals.
You will be an experienced EIA project manager with previous consultancy or ‘client-side’ experience. Ideally, your experience will span several market sectors and include managing EIAs for large and complex projects. Experience in the energy sector will be particularly welcomed.
You will have existing relationships with, and experience of negotiating with, key stakeholders and knowledge of potential future LUC clients.
You will have a good 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, EIA.
In addition to EIA project management experience, you will have an understanding of how EIA sits within the wider development process and of client needs in this regard including delivery and viability considerations, and ideally have wider development planning experience and the confidence to engage with the design process for complex projects.
Membership at an appropriate level of IEMA and/ or MRTPI is desirable but not essential as the candidate can work towards membership with LUC.
Candidates must have good organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and time, using initiative. Also important for this role are excellent communication and report writing skills.
The ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients is essential. We are known for being professional but personable in our work. Central to our culture is a friendly, equitable and supportive working environment.
For further details about LUC please visit our website www.landuse.co.uk
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2021-31 to Jennie Williamson, People & Culture Advisor at: HR@landuse.co.uk.
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.
LUC is a planning, impact assessment, landscape design, historic environment, and 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.