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EIA Associate Director - Water Sector

Location: Manchester
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:
You will join our Water, Energy & Environment business, which is recognised as the No.1 Environmental Consultancy in the UK by Environment Analyst.
Our work focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also deliver 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.
We are also 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, Health and Sustainability Appraisals across the full project cycle.
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 an Associate Directors with a proven track record in environmental leadership 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 have a pivotal role in major project delivery, working closely with our clients and helping to lead our environmental assessment and consents workstreams. Your experience will enable you to identify and manage risks to project delivery and maximise opportunities for efficiencies, promote innovation, provide mentorship and support technical development of our staff. You will support profile raising activities, and manage and develop positive relationships with our clients.
We have opportunities for individuals with a proven track record in environmental leadership to join our team on some of the largest, most complex and exciting projects in the UK. You will have a pivotal role in major project delivery, working closely with our clients and helping to lead our environmental assessment and consents workstreams. Your experience will enable you to identify and manage risks to project delivery and maximise opportunities for efficiencies, promote innovation, provide mentorship and support technical development of our staff.
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.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.
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.
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .
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
Here's What You'll Need:
Here's What You'll Need:
- Knowledge and experience of the UK water sector, specifically experience of WRMP production, AMP capital delivery programmes and regional water resource groups, and although not essential, knowledge and experience of Strategic Resource Options projects would be advantageous.
- Expert understanding and experience of the applicable environmental legislation, the EIA process, assessment methodologies, and best practice approaches for EIAs and ESs.
- Experience and capability in Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) and the Development Consent Order (DCO) process.
- Experience in leading multi-disciplinary environmental teams and providing liaison and integration across project elements.
- Excellent communication skills and an ability and experience in engaging with internal and external stakeholders, including public and statutory consultees.
- Strong leadership, project management and governance experience, with demonstrable commitment to health, safety and security and inclusivity, the integration of project legacy into decision making, and champion of innovative thinking to improve project and legacy outcomes
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