Principal EIA Coordinator

North West
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:

Coordination of multidisciplinary teams to deliver EIA services to the power and transmission sectors.

Due to continued success in the power sector AECOM have opportunities for Senior or Principal EIA consultants to join our team in Altrincham. You will be joining an established Environment and Planning team where you will a play key role in the management and delivery of projects including electricity transmission and interconnectors, renewables (onshore/offshore wind, solar and hydro power) as well as electricity storage. Our clients range from multi-national utilities to niche developers and include the likes of National Grid and Scottish Power Energy Networks.

The role will involve provision of environmental inputs throughout the development of projects - from due diligence, feasibility and routeing studies or option appraisals, to EIA and preparation of consent applications, as well as post planning and pre-construction/construction phase work. Candidates should have at least five years of experience in EIA, preferably in the power sector. You should have a background in environmental sciences or planning and be conversant with EIA and planning regulations and procedures. Experience of a range of consenting regimes e.g. Town and Country Planning Act, Electricity Act and/or the Planning Act would be advantageous.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsibilities would include:

  • Management and coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams;

  • Management and monitoring of budgets and programmes;

  • Production of EIA Reports or Environmental Statements and other specialist reports;

  • Management of consent applications;

  • Business development with new and existing;

  • Tender and proposal preparation; and

  • Mentoring of junior staff.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience managing and coordinating environmental studies and EIAs for power sector projects.

  • An excellent understanding of EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation;

  • Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills – all with a keen attention to detail;

  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, risk management, change control and budget/ financial management;

  • The ability to work as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable; and

  • Full driving licence and a willingness to travel within the UK, as well as internationally, according to project requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities e.g. appropriate qualifications to BSc or MSc level and demonstrable track record in EIA.

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