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Water Sector - Principal Environmental Consultant

Location: Southampton
Company: Jacobs
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Your Impact:
Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.
Our People & Places Solutions business - reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do - the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology - we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.
About the opportunity:
Our Water & Environment business addresses environmental and sustainability challenges and engages with communities to understand what really matters. We shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects across industries and sectors, leading with the environment, and making 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 Environmental Services and Consenting teams specialise in major infrastructure in the UK and Europe, including the provision of technical expertise across the water sector. Our team is currently working with a number of key clients, supporting them with their WRMP development and review, AMP7 Capital Delivery and Strategic Resource Options commitments.
We are at the forefront of supporting our clients with their current water resource planning, capital delivery programmes and major projects, some of which are complex Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) and require SEA, EIA and specialist discipline input across the full project cycle.
We are looking for a Principal Environmental Consultant with a proven track record in delivery roles for major water sector projects to join our team leading some of the largest, most complex and exciting projects in the UK. You will play an important role in major project delivery, working to help deliver our environmental assessment and consents workstreams. Your experience will enable you to help the project lead identify and manage risks to deliver quality outputs to meet programme. You will promote innovation and support technical development of junior staff.
Here's What You'll Need:
Here's What You'll Need:
- Good knowledge and experience of the UK water sector, including experience of WRMP production and AMP capital project delivery.
- An excellent understanding and experience of the applicable environmental legislation, the EIA process, assessment methodologies, and best practice approaches for EIAs and ESs.
- Experience of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) and the Development Consent Order (DCO) process.
- Experience of working in multi-disciplinary environmental teams and liaising across project disciplines.
- Excellent communication skills and experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including public and statutory consultees.
- Strong project coordination experience, with a demonstrable commitment to health, safety and security and inclusivity.
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.
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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