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Principal / Associate Environmental Consultant

  • Job reference: IF-001017
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure
  • Location: Bristol, Epsom
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: 40000 to 50000
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Environmental Consultant / Engineer, with a strong technical and project management skillset, to join our national Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology Practice. The work involves local and national projects being delivered by Atkins across a range of exciting markets, including the development of cities, transportation and energy infrastructure. 

The Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology Practice within Atkins is a well-established, award winning multi-disciplinary environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of projects. Our practice provides support to a number of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects as well as a number of national frameworks with some of the UK’s most knowledgeable clients servicing a range of complex and challenging brownfield sites. Our Bristol team has considerable experience working with private clients / developers on the investigation, assessment, remediation and redevelopment of brownfield land as well as servicing internal teams for road, rail and other infrastructure projects. 

We are looking for highly motivated, experienced, and adaptable individuals with experience of leading and delivering contaminated land projects to the high standard of geo-environmental consultancy services for which Atkins is renowned.

• Project management and the technical delivery of a wide variety of projects including management of finances, and programme delivery. 
• Providing technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
• Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub contractors and other internal disciplines. 
• Supporting senior management in developing new business and the preparation of commercial offers.
• Working with the local and wider Atkins team across the UK.
• Continue to develop own competence and maintain CPD with support from the business.

• MEng, MSc, BEng (Hons), or BSc (Hons) in a relevant science or engineering subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
• Demonstrate a proven track record in contaminated land with knowledge and experience in Phase 1 Desk Studies, Phase 2 Site Investigations, options appraisals, and remediation design, supervision and verification / validation for a range of different types of projects and clients.
• Understanding of MMPs and the DoW Code of Practice.
• Demonstrate a proven track record of project management of contaminated land and brownfield projects including managing small project teams resulting in delivery to high standards.
• Chartered with GeolSoc, IES, IEMA, CIWEM or equivalent. If not Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become chartered 6 to 12 months after joining. 
• Good working knowledge and demonstrable understanding of the relevant legislation, technical guidance and industry standards and best practice for contaminated land and waste.
• Experience and knowledge of NEC3 contracts and gasworks and coal carbonisation-related land contamination sites, electricity substation and high voltage-related land contamination sites is desirable, but not essential.
• Experience in the supervision of reclamation and / or remediation works. 
• Be able to mentor junior staff and technically check their work. 
• Commercial awareness and understanding including being able to complete tenders.

Flexible Working
We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern and flexible working locations for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.

Atkins is committed to developing its staff and has recently established a professional’s programme which focuses the professional development of senior staff within the company. Atkins also invests in the core technical disciplines that comprise our business with established technical network forums for contaminated land and brownfield regeneration which drives knowledge sharing, staff development and innovation across our practice and broader business.

We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training in addition to the professional program and technical networks noted above. 

Rewards and Benefits
Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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