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 EIA Planners ranging from assistant to project manager level, covering a range of levels of expertise from junior consultants to established EIA project managers with previous consultancy or ‘client-side’ experience.
Working as a valued member of our 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. You will have the chance 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 roles include
- Undertaking day-to-day EIA project management tasks, including liaising with other project team members, sub-consultants, clients and external organisations, as well as representing LUC at meetings and consultation events, .
Producing EIA report chapters and Environmental Statements, figures and appendices.
- Contributing to EIA tendering and business development activities, particularly focussing on renewable energy in Wales, Scotland and England.
The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust, which places full ownership of the company with the employees.
We would be happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role with you if you wish, 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. Ideally you would work out of our Cardiff, Edinburgh or Bristol Offices, however applications for all locations will be considered.
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.
You will have knowledge and experience of EIA projects and will have worked previously in a consultancy, with public and/or private sector clients. You will already have some experience of drafting ES/EIA Report Chapters, scoping reports and working in a co-ordination role, pulling together inputs for an EIA.
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 more senior EIA Project Managers we would also expect you to have existing relationships with, and experience of negotiating with, key stakeholders and knowledge of potential future LUC clients.
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.
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: 2022-04 to Maheen Rai, People & Culture Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk.
Closing date for applications: 31 January 2022.
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, 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 registrants of IEMA’s EIA Quality Mark Scheme, demonstrating our commitment to delivering high quality EIA Reports/ ESs, and to continually developing good practice.
We are also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.