Principal Environmental Consultant (Energy)

Job Description

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, our client is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, they're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. They have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and they take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, they are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

The focus of the role will be the environmental assessment of energy projects in the UK. However, there will also be opportunities to work on projects in Europe, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. They are involved in some of the most significant generation projects in the world, including solar, hydro, wind, and thermal generation technologies.

Key elements of the role will include:

  • Principal level roles in UK EIAs for energy projects (including for DCO applications)
  • Coordinating specialists’ inputs
  • Working closely with our engineering colleagues to ensure environmental considerations are made during project development
  • guiding junior team members and technically assuring their work
  • managing projects
  • Building relationships with clients
  • managing sub-consultants
  • preparing proposals
  • travel

You’d be part of a truly multidisciplinary team; working alongside some of the best environmental specialists, social specialists and engineers in the industry.

Candidate Specification

Candidate specification:

  • Fluent in English
  • Degree and Masters qualified in an environmental subject
  • Experience of key roles in EIAs for UK energy projects such as solar, hydro, wind, and thermal generation technologies
  • able to review complex documents, summaries and present the key issues in a clear and concise way
  • understanding of the technical aspects of energy projects
  • ability to travel
  • strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • experience of providing technical leadership
  • aptitude in identification, progression, delivery and success in tendering for new project opportunities
  • able to work within a team and motivate others to deliver to high standards
  • able to meet challenging budgets and timescales
  • membership of a relevant professional institute.

  • A high standard in an environmental specialism and a broader awareness of other environmental or social disciplines
  • Understanding and experience of applying environmental safeguards of international finance institutions such as the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and European Investment Bank
  • Fluent in French or Spanish
  • experience of options appraisals and iterative design processes
  • Experience of environmental permitting
  • understanding of the technical aspects of other major infrastructure projects

Benefits on offer:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Competitive annual leave and the option to purchase additional annual leave
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Life insurance
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work & Interest free season ticket loans etc.

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