Senior EIA Consultant

Senior EIA Consultant

Reference - SenEIALeeds1

Salary - £/annum

Job Location - Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds or London Office

Job Type - Permanent

Closing date - 22nd May 23:59

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for a Senior EIA Consultant within our successful Environmental Planning team based in either our Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester or London office.  

The successful applicant will be joining the Environmental Planning team whose main service offering is EIA consultancy, with a range of more unique services including general project management for multi-disciplinary schemes, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment, Climate Change assessment, Sustainability Statements and Health Impact Assessment. The team's success has been built on helping clients deliver sustainable, viable and implementable schemes on complex sites across multiple sectors. This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, growing team with ambitions for continued organic growth.

We are able to be flexible on location Leeds preferred.  We implementing flexible working once the covid pandemic allows. Our work covers a wide range of skills and offers opportunities across a range of projects and disciplines, coordinating environmental management at the pre-planning, planning and construction stages.

Being part of the CAF Group, and working with their own engineering arm CAFTE, BWB also provide large scale international opportunities with environmental requirements from the procurement process, through to tender and award of contract, and ultimately the construction phase.

As a Senior EIA Consultant you will be responsible for delivery of services across a range of projects, including major urban regeneration schemes, mixed-use, residential and rail across the UK and helping to build our international offering with CAF Group. You will be assisting with the management of forecasting and invoicing, fee proposals and, alongside EIA project coordination, this role affords you the opportunity to enhance your specialism through involvement in general (non-EIA) project management, HIA, socio-economic appraisal, sustainability statements, and climate change assessment.  This will include assisting with coordinating project finances, the production of deliverables in line with the client's expectations and to agreed timescales, assisting with tender submissions and ensure all project work is completed to a high standard. You may be required to assist in public consultations with preparatory materials, attend public events in support of a wider client proposal, attend and monitor committee and other hearings.

This  is a fast paced, client facing role  in which you would have the opportunity to grow your expertise and specialise. We value innovation and encourage thinking ‘outside of the box’, while always seeking to provide commercial solutions to complex environmental issues. Good financial and project management skills are a must as are great communication skills to build, maintain and consolidate strong working relationships with colleagues, clients, and external bodies.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, company pension and employee benefits. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans. BWB offers ongoing training as well as great scope for progression and reward. You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business.

About the team

You will be joining a sociable team, with (under normal circumstances) company events and regular sport events. The company also offers a generous salary and benefits package. Progression is very tangible, with clear frameworks and competencies set out at the outset, so the role would suit an ambitious consultant who is looking to develop their career within the organisation.

About you

We invite you to bring your business development, analytical and management skills into play as part of contributing to innovative and high quality environmental and sustainability solutions across a range of infrastructure led projects. BWB’s  involvement in these projects ranges from early stage feasibility, through EIA and consenting, to supporting construction of schemes. To succeed in this role you must have demonstrable experience in successfully leading or contributing (depending on the level) environmental input to complex infrastructure projects.

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include: enthusiastic, practical, self-motivated, strong oral and written communication skills in English. Well organised and able to prioritise their own workload with minimal supervision. An excellent communicator and able to work dynamically across different teams and offices.

The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and understanding of the principles of the UK environmental regulatory framework and how this is applied to the infrastructure sector. By the nature of environmental co-ordination, the candidate will have strong organisational and communication skills and excellent attention to detail, as well as good administrative skills.

Key Requirements:

- Degree in environmental science or a related subject;
- A minimum of 4-6 years EIA consultancy experience;
- Detailed knowledge of the EIA process and UK EIA Regulations, as well as the planning system;
- Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills;
- Experience of building client relationships;
- Demonstrable track record in delivering proportionate EIA on complex sites across the UK;
- Membership of a relevant professional body, such as IEMA. Ideally, practitioner or better.
- Experience and proficiency in using GIS and Autocad packages would be advantageous but not essential;
- Experience in delivery of one or more of the following is advantageous but not essential - Health Impact Assessment;

Health  Impact Assessment;
Climate Change Appeal
Sustainability Statements
Socio-Economic Statements; and
Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs). 

- Ability to deliver projects on time and within budget with a strong focus on client care in project management and delivery;
- Willingness to travel and a full driving license are essential to the role and
- International experience would be beneficial, but not essential.

Reasons to join BWB

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

Investors in People Platinum standard
A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for
An NCE Top 100 Consultancy
Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will Play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you

- A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
- Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement
- Life Assurance 4x salary.
- Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
- Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
- Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
- Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
- Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
- Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
- Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
- Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
- 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity
- 2.5 paid days for STEM activity


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