Career opportunity

Senior and Principal EIA Consultants

Based near our Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol, Exeter or Basingstoke offices with hybrid/flexible working

About Ecus

Ecus was founded 30 years ago and is a UK multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy specialising in environmental services including environmental planning and assessment, sustainability and environmental management. We have in-house specialist teams in ecology, arboriculture, landscape, green infrastructure, cultural heritage and archaeology, air quality and carbon. As a medium sized company we have the ability to really understand our stakeholders at a local level, along with the agility to efficiently flex and adapt to the changing demands of the market.

We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment through responsible and sustainable practices and we work closely with our clients to ensure outcomes match this.

Our EIA team has worked on a wide range of EIA projects for public and private sector clients in the energy, transport, regeneration, water and defence sectors. This includes high profile major infrastructure projects.

Due to the growing demand for environmental assessment support/services from clients, in particular in the renewable energy sector, we are seeking experienced and motivated Principal and Senior EIA consultants to join our dynamic and growing EIA Team. You will be involved in delivering and managing projects and will help shape and sustainably grow our business in this area.

If you are ready to advance your career in a people-centred company with a passion for the environment, we would love to hear from you.

Ecus is committed to ensuring our employees thrive. We are proud of our values, diversity and inclusion, and the benefits we offer.

Benefits we offer

· Competitive Salary

· 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)

· Additional days holiday per year worked (up to 5 additional days) after 2 years’ service

· Company matched pension scheme

· Employee perks scheme

· Health Cash Plan

· Flexible and agile working culture

· Career development and Progression (Professional Membership (s) paid)

· Cycle to Work scheme

· 2 paid volunteer days per year

The roles

The Senior and Principal roles will be part of our EIA team and will work closely with our technical discipline teams across the country to deliver a diverse array of projects. Applicants will ideally be experienced in coordinating and managing EIA in a range of sectors such as energy, water and transport. Experience across different planning regimes (TCPA, DCO, Highways Act etc) is also desirable but not essential.

You will play a critical role in ensuring our projects comply with all relevant environmental regulations and standards. Drawing from your expertise, you will identify potential environmental risks and propose effective mitigation measures to minimise potential environmental impacts of our clients projects. You will have a proven track record of managing, co-ordinating and leading EIA teams to deliver high quality assessments to time and to budget. Collaboration and communication are key to successful delivery of multi-disciplinary projects such as EIAs so we are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, positive, diplomatic and articulate.

Principals will be expected to lead projects as either project director or project manager as well as contribute to business development with a focus on EIA and HRA. At this level you will also be expected to provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team.

Skills and Experience

Senior Role

· Bachelor’s or Master’s in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.

· Professional membership of IEMA or CIEEM or other relevant institution.

· 4+ years consultancy experience

· Proven experience in contributing to the co-ordination and production of Environmental Statements, Environmental Reports and Environmental Assessments

· Excellent project management and client liaison skills. · Understanding of Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) and Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)

· Excellent communication and reporting skills.

Principal Role

· Bachelor’s or Master’s in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related field.

· Professional membership of IEMA or CIEEM (Full or working towards this), RPTI or other relevant institution.

· 8+ years consultancy experience

· Proven experience in delivering EIA’s for clients on medium to large projects for a range of clients

· Excellent project management experience and attention to detail

· Excellent communication skills and enthusiastic and confident with clients.

· In-depth knowledge of relevant environmental laws, regulations, and guidance. · Understanding of Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA), Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

· Demonstrated leadership and team management capabilities.

· Experienced in tender preparation and bid writing.

Working for us

Our culture is driven by our strength in teamwork and professionalism. We promote integrity and treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people from every background can come together and do great things. We invest in our people and support professional development and are committed to supporting our people and giving them tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing.

Ecus is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. If you feel you could fulfil one of these roles but do not meet all of the criteria above, we’d still love to hear from you. We provide a supportive friendly working environment, offer competitive salaries, flexible working and we are proud to be an accredited Investors in People organisation.

Become part of our team!

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