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Environmental Impact Assessment Senior Consultant

Location: Wokingham
Company: Jacobs
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About the opportunity:
Our Water & Environment business addresses environmental and sustainability challenges and engages with communities to understand what really matters. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also delivery local projects that protect communities. We lead with the environment, and make social and natural capital central to how we solve our clients' challenges. We are helping to create the sustainable and resilient cities and communities of the future, making attractive places for all to live and work.
Our team specialises in infrastructure in the UK and Europe, providing technical expertise in all areas of environmental assessment and consenting for clients such as HS2, Highways England, Network Rail, the Environment Agency and many more. We are at the forefront of developing best practice and pragmatic approaches to the delivery of environmental assessments and consents and have extensive capability in EIA, SEA, IIA and Sustainability Appraisals across the full project cycle. Our work focuses on providing better infrastructure which considers future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, and material resource and waste management. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) of new infrastructure requires individuals with a broad range of knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues and excellent people management skills in order to bring together a diverse team of environmental specialists to assess the impact of the infrastructure on the environment and influence design through mitigation.
We currently have opportunities for Senior Environmental Impact Assessment Consultants to work on our portfolio of projects in the transportation (highways and railways), flood and coastal risk, electricity transmission, water and wastewater treatment, and conventional, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. We are looking for talented and motivated environmental professionals with experience in co-ordinating, managing and delivering EIAs and associated consenting. The successful candidates will join one of our local Environmental Assessment teams, while becoming part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
Here's What You'll Need:
- A Masters degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent level of experience
- A good understanding of the environmental impacts associated with infrastructure developments, especially transport projects and flood defence schemes
- Experience in delivering EIAs and other types of assessments for a range of clients
- Experience in a key discipline area, such as ecology, landscape assessment, hydrology, and EIA.
- A good awareness and understanding of relevant stakeholders
- Strong organisational, communication and inter-personal skills and collaborative working capabilities to co-ordinate and work within multi-disciplinary and diverse teams
- Chartered status and Full Membership of a recognised relevant professional body (e.g. Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Where a candidate does not meet this requirement, they would be expected to achieve this within their first year.
Ideally, you'll also have:
- Experience in client facing roles, and in working closely with client bodies and engaging in proactive consultation with key stakeholders such as Natural England
- Team leadership experience and strong communication skills and capability in engaging motivating and influencing staff and clients
- Broader EIAs experience, e.g. for major schemes including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and familiarity with the Development Consent Order process and/or Transport Works Act Order, as well as the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations
- An established market reputation and network, ability to support business development
Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.
We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.
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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.
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Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
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