Environmental Consultant (Impact Assessment and Permitting) - Biogas & Biomethane

GHD Group
Leeds, West Yorkshire, 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 highly skilled and motivated Environmental Consultants to join our dedicated team in harnessing the power of organic waste to produce clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Position Overview: We are seeking an experienced Environmental Consultant with a proven track record in Energy Conversion, Impact Assessment, and Permitting to join our dynamic team in the United Kingdom. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in providing strategic guidance and technical expertise to our clients, contributing to the delivery of sustainable energy solutions at the forefront of the biogas and biomethane revolution.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and contribute to environmental assessments for energy conversion projects, including renewable energy installations, power plants, and energy storage facilities.
  • Manage and coordinate the EIA process for a variety of projects, ensuring thorough assessments of potential environmental impacts and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with clients and regulatory authorities to obtain planning approvals for energy projects, navigating complex planning processes and providing expert guidance.
  • Assist clients in securing the necessary environmental permits and licenses for their projects, ensuring compliance with local and national regulations.
  • Provide technical expertise in environmental disciplines, including air quality, noise, ecology, and water resources, to support project development and permitting activities.
  • Engage with stakeholders, including local communities, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations, to build relationships and address environmental concerns proactively.
  • Manage project timelines, budgets, and resources effectively, ensuring the successful delivery of environmental consulting services to clients.
  • Prepare high-quality reports, environmental impact assessments, and permit applications, adhering to industry standards and best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Extensive experience in environmental consulting, specifically within the UK energy sector.
  • Strong knowledge of UK environmental regulations and permitting processes.
  • Proven track record of successful project management and delivery.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with clients and stakeholders effectively.
  • Membership in a relevant professional organization (e.g., IEMA, CIWEM) is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in environmental assessment software and tools.


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

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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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