Environmental Consultant (IAP) - Grid Stability & Operability

GHD Group
Chester, Cheshire, 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 Consultant to join our dedicated team in shaping a sustainable and resilient energy future.

Position Overview: As a dynamic and skilled Impact Assessment and Permitting practitioner in our Environmental Solutions team, you will leverage your power generation or transmission and distribution experience to provide strategic guidance and technical expertise to project development applications, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, optimising sustainability practices and enhancing project outcomes. Your contributions will play a pivotal role in delivering solutions that will redefine the energy landscape and revolutionise how we harness, distribute, and manage energy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialized environmental consulting services to clients within the power sector, including power generation, transmission, and distribution projects.
  • Assist clients in obtaining necessary planning approvals for power system infrastructure projects, ensuring compliance with local and national regulations.
  • Manage and facilitate the permitting process for industrial facilities, ensuring adherence to environmental standards and guidelines.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest EPR requirements and guide clients in navigating these regulations for their projects.
  • Lead or contribute to EIAs, evaluating the potential environmental impacts of power projects and proposing mitigation measures.
  • Conduct detailed assessments of carbon footprints associated with power systems and recommend strategies for emissions reduction.
  • Identify and address environmental constraints that may impact power system projects, such as protected habitats or heritage sites.
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships, understanding their unique needs and providing tailored environmental solutions.
  • Ensure that clients remain compliant with all environmental regulations and reporting requirements throughout project lifecycles.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of engineers, scientists, and planners to deliver integrated solutions that balance environmental and operational goals.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in the power systems and environmental consulting fields, and share insights within the organization.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in environmental consulting with a focus on power systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of UK environmental regulations, permitting processes, and relevant legislation.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to convey complex environmental concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Professional memberships and certifications relevant to environmental consulting (e.g., CEnv, IEMA) are desirable.
  • A commitment to sustainability and a passion for finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges.


  • 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

Let's put your ideas into action.
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.

See where your commitment could take you.
That's the #PowerOfCommitment

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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