Consultant / Senior Consultant (Water EIA)

Various, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Overview / Responsibilities

Due to sustained strong growth Wood are currently looking to appoint a capable and ambitious consultant to further develop our capacity in our Water Management business. You would be based at either our London or Reading offices and will have some experience in technical project delivery in one of more of the following areas:

  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the water environment
  • Water quality, geomorphology, hydroecology and the Water Framework Directive (WFD)
  • Assessment of the effects of infrastructure developments on the water environment

You will be enthusiastic to develop your technical experience and expertise in assessment of the water environment. You may have some experience of managing projects, or the desire to develop skills in this area, but this is not essential. You would be based at either our London or Reading offices.


Wood's Water Management team works across a wide spectrum of services covering water resources and security, hydrology and hydraulics, water quality, hydroecology and hydrogeology. Through our projects we provide high quality technical services and advice to a wide range of high profile customers in the UK and overseas, including government departments and agencies, the water industry, and a wide range of other industrial sectors, including power, transport, nuclear, mining, commercial and oil and gas.


You will contribute to a diverse range of water-related projects, covering EIA, WFD assessment, geomorphology, hydroecology, water resources planning and policy. You will work for clients across a range of sectors, including water and power utilities, property, transport, and government, both in the UK and overseas. You are particularly likely to be involved in EIA to support major new infrastructure developments, such as airports, power stations, wind farms, electricity transmission infrastructure, and oil and gas facilities.


Your work will be varied and challenging and will include the following:

  • Technical assessment of the environmental impacts of major infrastructure developments and the development of approaches to management and mitigation of those impact
  • Leading on data analysis and assessment tasks, supported by guidance from a senior expert
  • Leading the production of technical reports and presentations, support by technical review from a senior expert; and
  • The development of proposals for small projects, or contributing to proposals for larger projects

We offer a dynamic, but supportive environment for a motivated and talented individual to fulfil their potential. We are co-located along with a wide range of other environmental and engineering disciplines, giving the opportunity to work with a diverse range of talented consultants. Wood recognises that their people are central to its success as a business. As a consequence, we are committed to a providing a comprehensive framework for the professional development of our staff, including:

  • Access to extensive internal and external training opportunities;
  • An Early Careers Network;
  • A mentoring programme; and
  • Support for gaining chartership through professional institutions.

Fairness, support in development and a safe work environment – these are all of great importance to us. Where people look out for each other, are respected and are recognised. Where people work ethically and safely. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. We truly believe that diversity within our workplace promotes an incredible diversity of ideas. We are happy to consider applicants who are interested in the role on a part-time basis and support flexible working arrangements.

Skills / Qualifications

We are seeking a highly motivated, numerate individual with a strong interest in the water environment and EIA, and related areas such as WFD, hydroecology or water quality.  The post will suit you if you have already made a start in a career in environmental consultancy and are looking to develop to the next level.  Specifically, we are looking for the following qualifications and experience:

  • You will have a good degree-level qualification in a relevant subject, such as geography or environmental science
  • Post graduate experience is not essential, although a Masters degree in a related discipline would be advantageous;
  • You will have experience of successful delivery of technical inputs to water EIA projects in a consultancy setting, including a good understanding of the legislative and policy context for your technical work;
  • You may already have gained some experience of the management of small projects, or have some interest in developing your project management skills;
  • You will have gained, or be working towards chartership with a relevant professional body;
  • You should have strong numerate and analytical skills, and be able to apply these to analysing problems and finding solutions to novel challenges;
  • You should have practical experience of the use of GIS packages such as ArcGIS or QGIS, as well as a sound understanding of MS Office tools;
  • You will collaborate effectively as part of a team, but also exhibit initiative in working individually on discrete tasks; and
  • You will demonstrate excellent communication skills, including being able to write high quality, concise reports.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.