Senior or Principal Environmental (EIA) Consultant

Posted 11 days ago by WSP
Contract Type Permanent
Sector Consultancy, Environment
Posted 11 days ago
Apply by Thursday, 13 June 2019

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future. 

WSP are searching for an Environmental Consultant with post graduate experience in environmental consultancy, with a good understanding of the UK planning and consents process and EIA experience. 

The post will be with our Environmental Assessment, Management and Town Planning (EAM&TP) team based in our Leeds office. The role will involve work across the rest of the UK. 

The successful candidate will need to be commercially aware and familiar with managing budgets as part of project delivery. They will be working on a broad range of work including bidding, inception, assessment and consenting. Excellent report writing and communication skills are essential. 

They should have experience of leading project teams and mentoring junior staff and be comfortable working in a client facing role. 

A typical week would include: 
Working on, including coordination of multidisciplinary teams working on planning projects. 
Managing the drafting, assembly and editing of Environmental Statements and reviewing of topic specialists’ inputs. 
Project management with effective budgetary control on projects. 
Desk studies, research, data management and report writing. 
Liaising with internal and external clients and statutory bodies, and public consultation, as necessary. 
Managing and preparing consent applications which may include Town and Country Planning, Development Consent Order, Transport and Works Act etc. 
Managing the commercial role such as time, fee and other cost estimates and bid preparation. 
Provide support and guidance to junior consultants and where required, oversee/ mentor their work. 
Be conversant with, and actively commit to, company health & safety policy and requirements. 
Build good internal relationships through responsiveness and a commercial approach. 
Follow company and business unit procedures and administration requirements. 
Organise and manage work in a professional and responsible manner 

About You 

We'd love to hear from you if you have: 
Degree in a relevant subject and postgraduate qualifications in EIA and/or town planning. 
Full UK driving licence 
Previous experience of delivering planning and EIAs and working with multi-disciplinary teams, preferably working with engineers. 
Sound knowledge and experience of the UK planning system. 
Understanding of the town and country planning consents process. 
Experience of liaising with planning authorities and stakeholders. 
Understanding of a range of technical environment disciplines. 

Chartered status (CEnv) preferred 
Experience of Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment. 
Planning consultancy expertise. 
Line management experience. 

About Us 
What if we can? 

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can! 

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application. 

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help! 

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone. 

A little about us: 
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK. 

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.