Principal/Senior EIA Consultant (Water Practice)

Ricardo Energy & Environment
United Kingdom
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Private Sector
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Job Description

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a global sustainability consultancy.  We deliver cutting edge services to clients on climate change, pollution and the future of mobility, among others.  Our mission is to solve the world’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges.

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Senior / Principal Consultant to join our Planning and Infrastructure team within our reputable Water Practice. You will manage a variety of exciting infrastructure projects, including some of the biggest strategic resource options in the UK. You will also play an integral role in the continued growth and success of the Water practice and wider business.

You will lead and manage your own projects, manage multi-disciplinary teams and deliver all aspects of consultancy from tendering, budget control, leading projects, generating new business and nurturing existing client relationships.

Although, this role will sit within our Water Practice you will provide environmental assessment work across all practice areas.

The team:

You will work with consultants across the Ricardo business who are recognised nationally and internationally for their specialist skills and expertise. Within the water sector our positive reputation has seen our team win a large quantity of environment-related frameworks for water companies across England and Wales.

Day to day, you could expect this role to involve:

  • Environmental assessment work for UK Water companies
  • High-level environment and planning advice to public and private sector clients
  • Work on EIA and Environmental Statements
  • Development of new and existing work streams and clients

These are just a few examples of the role responsibilities and work we are currently delivering.

About you:

You will be an experienced consultant, with an EIA or town planning degree or post graduate qualification and ideally chartered status (RTPI, IEMA). You will also possess in-depth practical working knowledge of the UK planning system and consenting process and the EIA regulations. Experience of Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal, ideally in the water sector would be desirable. You will have strong technical ability with experience in the management and delivery of EIAs and a track record of business development, winning work and client management.

Skills and experience:

You should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Proven professional consultancy experience
  • Experience negotiating with planning authorities, regulators and stakeholders
  • Experience of project management, budget control and leading projects
  • Proposal writing and winning public and private sector consultancy projects
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • A proactive person who is ready to help and willing to support junior member of the team

What we offer:

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.