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.
Our positive reputation in the Water Industry, planning sectors and airports has seen our Water Team win a large amount of environment-related frameworks for water companies across England and Wales. Therefore, we are seeking to appoint an Environmental Specialist with a strong technical background and ability to drive projects forward.
We are looking for an experienced Environmental Consultant who has a strong understanding of the links between Hydrology, Ecology and Water Management and a strong understanding of the UK water industry and regulation. Ideally a strong understanding of environmental assessment would be beneficial (e.g. SEA, HRA, WFD, Natural Capital and/EIA).
You will need to demonstrate that you have the ability to lead technically complex water related projects including for example those related to water resource management and drought planning ensuring that outputs are environmentally sound. You will be a technical and project management lead on a portfolio or projects including management of both resources, budgets, clients’ needs and timelines.
You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of expertise (e.g. water resources, hydro-ecology, ground and surface water hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, natural capital, environmental impact assessment and planning and environmental modellers as few examples).
Critical to the role is the understanding between the various environmental strands and linkages to support our work on answering complex environmental questions together with strong technical project management skills. You will also have an ambition to help drive our business forward through winning new work including ideas for new business areas.
You will demonstrate you can work effectively with water companies, regulators, planners, developers, design engineers and contractors to achieve positive outcomes for water resources and scheme developments together with a diverse but very dedicated team.
Key competencies and experience:
- Strong technical understanding of the key environmental linkages that lead to effective environmental management and project delivery
- Demonstrable capabilities of leading regulatory projects and technical direction
- An understanding of water company regulatory deadlines
- Consultancy experience and/or worked directly with UK water companies or planners and engineers in the water and wider environmental sectors
- Environmentally based subject degree (ideally with a post graduate qualification)
- An understanding of UK Water Policy and legislation
You will need to have a clean full driving licence.
Skills and behaviours:
- Excellent team working and communication skills, plus the ability to manage and prioritise your workload and that of others.
- Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills, including keeping both clients and internal project staff up to date with progress, programme changes and tasks.
- Attention to detail
- Ability to manage tight project deadlines
- Exceptional organisational skills.
- Ability to manage and support the technical input into bids
What we offer
This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. What sets us apart is our People. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. 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.
Our People are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.
Ricardo Energy & Environment has 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.
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