Water Resources Environmental Assessment Specialist

Ricardo Energy & Environment

Various, , GB

Job Description

Who we are:

If you are familiar with the Environmental Sector, then chances are you have heard of us. We are one of only a few consultancies that can provide the comprehensive range of services that we do, with many of our teams being world leading experts, nationally and internationally in what they do. We are extremely proud of what we do – we help our clients solve some of the world’s most complex environmental challenges and provide governments, public agencies and businesses with leading analysis, advice and data.

What sets us apart is our people. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. In a recent survey 93% of employees felt that collectively, everybody was committed to producing quality work. Our values include innovation, integrity, passion and respect and our employees demonstrate these every day.

We care about our staff and take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals. These include flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance Programme.

The Role:

Our positive reputation in the Water Industry has seen our Water Team win a large quantity of environment-related frameworks for water companies across England and Wales. Therefore, we are seeking to appoint an Environmental Appraisal Water Resources Specialist at either Senior or Principal level.

We are looking for an experienced Environmental Consultant who has a strong understanding of the links between Hydrology, Ecology and Water Resource Planning. You will direct and provide technical input into a wide range of Water Resource Management and Drought Management Environmental Assessments and Risk Analysis. You will work effectively with water companies, regulators, planners, developers, design engineers and contractors to achieve positive outcomes for Water Resource strategies and scheme developments. You will interpret models, review and analyse statistical trends and provide technical input into proposals. Coaching and mentoring junior colleagues will also be a part of your role.

About you:

You will have experience working within a Water Consultancy and working directly with UK water companies. An understanding of UK Water Policy and legislation, Water Resources Management and how the Water Framework Directive is integral to/embedded with Environmental Assessments is also required.

You will understand, technically, how Environmental Appraisals support best environmental and customer outcomes and related water resources planning outcomes and will be able to identify risks and opportunities. You will also have experience of leading, technically, on complex Environmental Appraisal Water Resource projects and will have regulatory and stakeholder management experience.

You will have a degree in a relevant environmentally based subject. Learning and Development of our employees is important to us, therefore we offer all employees a personal Learning and Development plan, this includes supporting you work toward or maintaining chartered status or membership to a relevant professional body.

You will have a clean driving license and excellent team working and communication skills, plus the ability to manage and prioritise workload.

Working here:

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

We have an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach as explained in this message by our CEO.

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.