Principal EIA Consultant (Water & Infrastructure)

Ricardo Energy & Environment

Bristol, , GB

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining water, energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

Ricardo are nationally and internationally recognised for our expertise in planning and overseeing complex and sensitive projects, our skills have been utilised by a wide range of clients within the public and private sectors including the European Commission, government, utilities and developers.

We are looking for a highly experienced Principal Consultant with proven environmental planning and leadership experience to join our planning and EIA team. We have offices nationally and are flexible for this role to be based at one of the following locations; London, Manchester, Bristol or Harwell. This role will support and directly report into the Head of EIA, as well as work alongside other senior managers. You will have the opportunity to project manage a variety of exciting projects within the Water & Infrastructure sectors (water, rail, housing or commercial property) and play an integral role in the continued growth and success of the business. You will lead and manage your own projects, manage multi-disciplinary teams and deliver all aspects of consultancy from budget control, leading projects, generating new business and nurturing existing client relationships. There will be opportunity for you to take on significant responsibility and progress your career in your chosen direction.

We would love to hear from you if you have the following attributes:

Highly experienced with an in depth practical working knowledge, ideally of infrastructure projects.
Full knowledge of the EIA planning process and fully conversant with the relevant environmental / heritage legislation and guidance.
Proven experience of project management, budget control and leading projects
Proficient in winning work and client management
Demonstrative experience of business development
Excellent team working skills
Excellent stakeholder and regulatory communications and management skills
Ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated to thrive in this busy and demanding environment
Professional report writing and assessing skills

The following would be advantageous:

Relevant postgraduate qualification
Membership of the RTPI, IEMA or similar professional body
Strong existing client network
SEA experience

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment. 

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.  Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.