Environmental Consultant (IAP) - FEED Fuel Switching

GHD Group
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description


Future Energy Overview: Driven by a global network of purpose-driven professionals who live and breathe the Power of Commitment, GHD is actively helping clients and communities navigate the complex and rapidly evolving energy transition. Due to the ongoing success of this initiative, we are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated Environmental Consultant to join our dedicated team in supporting the Front-End Engineering Design of cutting-edge industrial fuel switching projects.

Position Overview: As a dynamic and skilled Impact Assessment or Permitting practitioner in our Environmental Solutions team, you will leverage your energy sector experience to provide informed advice to our diverse range of industrial clients. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing strategic and technical input to project development applications, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, optimising sustainability practices and enhancing project outcomes for low-carbon and energy resilient solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with clients to develop comprehensive fuel switching strategies that drive reduced environmental impact and align with national and international emissions reduction targets.
  • Provide expert guidance to industrial clients on the transition to cleaner and more sustainable fuel sources, including the assessment of economic, environmental, and operational implications.
  • Lead and conduct environmental assessments, analysing the potential impacts of fuel switching initiatives on air quality, water resources, ecosystems, and communities.
  • Provide strategic recommendations to clients on sustainable energy solutions, considering both technical feasibility and economic viability.
  • Assist clients in navigating regulatory frameworks and obtaining necessary permits related to fuel switching projects.
  • Integrate climate resilience considerations into project planning and design, ensuring that solutions are adaptable to future environmental challenges.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in environmental regulations, technologies, and best practices, and apply this knowledge to clients' projects.
  • Prepare high-quality technical reports and documentation, ensuring accuracy and adherence to regulatory standards.
  • Cultivate strong client relationships and actively participate in business development activities to identify new project opportunities.
  • Engage in stakeholder consultations and communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, Sustainability or a related field.
  • Proven experience in environmental consulting, with a focus on industrial fuel switching, EPR permitting and EIA processes in the UK.
  • In-depth knowledge of UK environmental regulations, including EPR and EIA regulations.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to environmental challenges.
  • Professional certifications (e.g., Chartered Environmentalist) and memberships (e.g., IEMA) are advantageous.
  • Experience with environmental modelling, data analysis, and environmental impact assessment tools is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel to client sites and attend meetings as required.


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, flexible working and more.
  • Opportunities for professional development and continuous learning.
  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment that promotes innovation and teamwork.
  • Contribution to meaningful, sustainable energy projects that have a positive impact on the environment and society.

If you are a motivated and forward-thinking consultant who is passionate about shaping the energy transition, we invite you to join our team at GHD. Apply now to be part of our exciting journey toward a greener and more sustainable future.

GHD Future Energy: Innovating for a Greener and Cleaner Planet

About Us

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If you see the world differently and are driven by a desire to make real change, together we'll make it happen. Everybody at GHD has their own commitment, and we're here to back yours.

Your success is our success, and together we'll make a lasting impact on our world for generations to come.

Our Pledge to You
At GHD, we don't just believe in the power of commitment, we live and breathe it every day.

That's why we pledge to empower our people to make a positive impact. Combining our deep technical expertise with the capabilities of our clients and partners, we respond to some of the most complex challenges facing our planet today.

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Who we are
GHD is a global professional services company that leads through engineering, architecture, and construction expertise. We are an employee-owned company with over 11,000 diverse and skilled individuals, across more than 200 offices spanning five continents.
The Power of Commitment is our brand promise. It's what makes us different. We are bound to our stated vision and determination to address humanity's most urgent needs: to ensure water, energy and urbanisation are made sustainable for generations to come.

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