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Principal or above - EIA Consultant

Hays Construction and Property
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£41000.00 - £82000.00 per annum
Closing date
28 Dec 2022

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My client's aim is to deliver a better world where infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, their work helps people and communities thrive.

Their clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. They're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Your new role - Will vary for Principal / AD / TD

You'll have the opportunity to work on large-scale projects that are transforming the built environment and infrastructure as you manage and deliver environmental inputs to a wide range of schemes, including commercial and residential, power, ports, airports, water, rail and road.

You'll provide environmental inputs across all project lifecycles, from early strategy development through feasibility, optioneering / option selection, and outline design, to detailed design, discharging of consents, construction and scheme operation / maintenance. They're looking for someone who is passionate about delivering effective environmental inputs and positively influencing the environmental performance of development projects.

What you'll need to succeed

You must be able to demonstrate experience in the following: managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large scale projects; working closely with design engineers to intercept and mitigate potential environmental effects; engaging and consulting across a wide range of audiences; and effectively managing resources and budgets.

The successful candidate will be supported by the Environment & Sustainability specialism which has more than 650 staff based across the UK. You will provide support and input to their growing portfolio of high-profile development projects, including:

  • Commercial & Residential including large-scale phased developments and tall buildings;
  • Renewable Energy projects including solar, wind and hydrogen;
  • Water projects for water companies;
  • Power transmission projects;
  • Road projects.
  • Managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of projects, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent
  • You will manage and oversee the preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports and Environmental Statements, including the technical review of specialist chapters
  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams, including working collaboratively with design teams to ensure environmental considerations are taken into account
  • Working in partnership with other members of the team, managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets
  • Leading with the identification of new business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal developments which will include promoting the client's services to internal and external audiences.
  • Manage and mentor more junior members of the team, for AD/TD positions, team management will be a larger requirement with the delegation of works included.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Experience and passion for developing sustainable solutions to environmental problems
  • Excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation
  • Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities
  • Confident engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable
  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing - all with attention to detail
  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, staff resource management, and effective budget management
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree in a relevant environmental discipline
  • Appropriate professional membership
  • Experience of the TCPA and / or DCO
  • CEnv or CSci for AD/TD positions

What you'll get in return

  • Highly competitive salary;
  • 25 days' annual leave;
  • Company pension scheme;
  • Private medical insurance;
  • Life assurance;
  • One paid annual professional institution membership fee;
  • Flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle;
  • Up to two paid volunteering days each year;
  • Company car / car allowance - AD/TD only;
  • Exciting projects and clients.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call me now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact me for a confidential discussion on your career.

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