Senior Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant

Tetra Tech, Inc.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Environmental Management
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant

Location: Agile (home) working with ability to visit Manchester, London or Leicester office to suit business requirements - other locations will be considered.

Tetra Tech Europe is an industry leading multi-national and multi-disciplinary consultancy. We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant to support the continued growth of our UK-based Environment, Sustainability & Planning (ESP) team and the wider business.

We are looking for a talented and motivated individual who wants to progress their career with a growing global consultancy, working on challenging and often ground-breaking projects. We have a considerable pipeline of work across sectors including urban regeneration, government and defence, infrastructure, energy, marine and coastal. You will have the opportunity to engage and learn from a vast range of technical experts across our environmental, planning, sustainability and project management departments. Whilst you will be expected to support and manage a range of EIA projects within a consultancy environment, the role will also provide the chance to broaden skills and experience within project management, business development and technical assessment areas. The role would offer an opportunity to influence and have an impact across the business, providing diversity and learning experiences, and the opportunity for swift career progression.

Our EIA team has an established workload and excellent reputation, with high technical standards demonstrated through membership of IEMA's EIA Quality Mark scheme, and thought leadership through involvement in industry working groups and presentations/conferences.


As a Senior EIA Consultant, you will be responsible for managing the EIA and bidding process for a variety of projects with support from senior team members across ESP. You will be expected to demonstrate competence and expertise in more than one of the following:

  1. Project Management:
  • Lead and oversee the EIA process for projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with project teams, stakeholders, and subcontractors to gather necessary data and information.
  • Develop and implement project plans and programmes.

2. Environmental Impact Assessment:
  • Co-ordinate comprehensive and robust assessments of potential environmental, social, and economic impacts associated with proposed projects across infrastructure or urban regeneration sectors.
  • Analyse data, assess risks, and identify potential mitigation measures to minimise adverse impacts.
  • Have a general environmental knowledge to advise on environmental matters, the potential effects and solutions.
  • Stay updated with relevant environmental regulations, guidelines, and industry best practices to ensure compliance.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from other teams to understand data related to air and water quality, biodiversity, land use, socio-economic factors, and other relevant parameters.
  • Understand various methodologies and tools to evaluate potential impacts and predict short-term and long-term consequences.

4. Client and Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Effectively communicate and engage with clients and stakeholders, including project developers government agencies, local communities and NGOs.
  • Attend workshops, and meetings to gather input, address concerns, and incorporate stakeholder feedback into the EIA process.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with clients and stakeholders to ensure transparency and collaboration throughout the assessment process.

5. Report Writing and Communication:
  • Prepare comprehensive EIA reports, including screening and scoping, that clearly communicate assessment findings, potential impacts, and recommended mitigation measures.
  • Present findings and recommendations to clients, regulatory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure reports and deliverables are technically accurate, well-structured, and effectively convey complex information to different audiences.
  • Conduct thorough reviews of EIA deliverables to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with project requirements and regulations.

6. Technical specialism(s)
  • Be competent or enthusiastic to learn an additional technical specialism in the following areas: climate change, socioeconomics and human health, and natural capital assessments.
  • Understand the potential forthcoming changes to legislation, such as Environmental Outcomes Reports.

Tetra Tech's approach is to nurture and develop our people so there will be opportunities for professional development, training (including through national training days) and mentoring. We have clearly defined career frameworks for each technical team so progression can be openly discussed and supported.

We give our people the flexibility to manage their work and life responsibilities simultaneously. We offer agile working to empower our teams to decide when, where and how to work while still offering our clients the best possible service. We encourage participation in our DEI groups to establish our business as a more diverse and inclusive organisation and promote a wellbeing culture by providing access to information and resources. We offer volunteer days, birthday holiday and a range of attractive flexible benefits to suit each individual.


  • A Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Ecology, or a related field.
  • Experience in conducting and managing EIA across a range of projects within a consultancy, development company or similar organisation, and including advising clients and colleagues.
  • Knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines related to EIA processes and compliance.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and effectively.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and prioritise tasks.
  • Proactive problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to think critically and analytically.
  • Professional membership of an appropriate body (preferably Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment) or eligibility to become a member.

We are very happy to discuss flexible working for this role, including the possibility of reduced hours, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We can offer a range of solutions to help you to get the most out of your work / life balance.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Tetra Tech is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, or parental leave.

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