Senior Environmental Consultant - EIA

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2020-10-16 16:00:311970-01-01 Calibre Search
Job Type Permanent
Location Leeds
Area Yorkshire, UK Yorkshire UK Leeds
Sector Construction, Property & Consulting - Water, Geotechnical & Environmental
Salary £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension
Start Date
Advertiser Sean Kildunne
Job Ref 21379
Job Views 123

My client is a multi-disciplinary consultancy seeking a Senior Environmental Advisor to work as part of the team in their Leeds office. The main purpose of the role is to support their project teams and construction partners who are delivering fluvial and coastal flood defence schemes on the Environment Agency's WEM and NGSA Frameworks and The Coal Authority on Mine Water Treatment schemes.

You will be supporting project teams with timely environmental input into the design and project planning process through direct advice and the coordination of other specialists. This will include taking a project from conception through the assessment and design stages onwards to construction and into an operational state.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage Planning and Environmental Impact assessments (both statutory and non-statutory)
  • Conduct Site inspections and Audits, record near misses, incidents and help with Root Cause analysis where necessary
  • Liaise with the project teams and potentially the client to determine the scope of environmental requirements
  • Project manage scope and Costs to agreed budgets when dealing with specialists, be commercially and contract aware
  • Organise environmental surveys from a range of specialists, Ecology, Contaminated land, Hydro ecology, Heritage etc
  • Undertake liaison and consultation with stakeholders and regulators
  • Ensure that all findings from these surveys are timely completed and communicated to project teams in verbal and formal written reports
  • Ensure that the design of schemes has considered all relevant environmental legislation and client requirements
  • Conduct handover meetings with construction teams
  • Support site managers during construction in relation to any environmental issues on site
  • Help lead the way by taking on initiatives within JBA to incorporate sustainable development into our systems; examples may include carbon reduction, circular economy and waste
  • Mentor junior staff and manage project issues throughout the organisation

Key competencies required for the role:

The right candidate will have:

  • Relevant proven experience working in an environmental field preferably in a consultancy/construction setting
  • Relevant membership of IEMA, CIEEM or CIWEM
  • Relevant Environmental degree (or equivalent)
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • Competent IT skills including Microsoft Office.

The role will focus on assessing the environmental impacts of flood alleviation and water treatment schemes so some knowledge of specialist inputs such as Environmental Management, Water Quality, Ecology, Landscape, Heritage would be advantageous.

Experience of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Systems is beneficial as is specialist experience in a discipline such as ecology, planning, landscape architecture, heritage, arboriculture or EIA.

Experience working within the construction sector is also desired.

Please contact Sean Kildunne at Calibre Search Ltd - Leeds if you require more information on this requirement or click apply.

Calibre Search promote equality in the workplace and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified candidates regardless of their sex, race, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age. We act as both an employment agency and employment business.

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