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Principal Environmental Consultant

  • Job reference: IF-001956
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure
  • Location: Birmingham
SNC Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies; we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.

We are currently looking to appoint a confident individual to join our growing Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology (CL&H) practice based in a variety of offices across the UK. The vacancy is for someone who:
  • is confident working in a team and independently; 
  • proven experience of organisation and management of contaminated land site investigation and qualitative / semi-quantitative risk assessment;
  • combines excellent organisational, technical, numerical and communication skills to demonstrate logical thinking and concise reporting;
  • proven experience of liaison and management with clients and subcontractors;
  • is highly motivated and proactive, with demonstrable energy, drive and enthusiasm; and
  • has an innovative nature with problem-solving skills.
The CL&H Practice within Atkins is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled team; notably with staff winning various awards over the past years.

CL&H provides support to a number of the largest UK-based and international infrastructure projects; examples include Crossrail, Humber Crossing, East West Rail, eight2o, Thames Tideway, London 2012 legacy development and Newcastle Gateway. In addition, we work on a number of national frameworks with some of the UK’s most knowledgeable clients managing land contamination liabilities on complex and challenging brownfield sites. Our client and project base is highly diverse working with public and private sector clients on projects in the nuclear new build sector, oil and gas sector, regeneration and redevelopment of brownfield land, and major road, rail and aviation infrastructure projects.

As a member of our team you will be involved in range of office- and site-based projects, working with our experienced staff to deliver excellence to our clients, and will work closely with a wide range of other professionals to deliver holistic solutions to environmental and engineering problems.

Responsibilities
  • Project Management and the technical delivery of a wide variety of projects ensuring delivery on time, within budget and to high standards.
  • 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.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including reviewing H&S Plans for site investigation and managing health and safety on site.
  • Working with the local and wider Atkins team in advancing local and national projects.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.


Requirements

Qualifications
  • Degree qualified in a geoscience subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology).
  • Masters qualified in a relevant specialism preferred, but not essential.
  • Actively working towards chartership with a relevant professional body.
Essential Criteria
  • A minimum a 6-8 years relevant post-graduate experience (ideally within a consultancy environment), able to demonstrate a good understanding of land contamination/brownfield land issues, project management and mentorship to junior staff.
  • Experience of project management of a range of site investigations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of conceptual site models and the qualitative/semi-quantitative risk assessment process for controlled waters, human health and property receptors.
  • Familiarity with relevant codes of practice and industry standards, and broad understanding of environmental legislation.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments.
  • Full UK driving licence.
Desirable Criteria
  • Experience of working on nuclear licensed sites.
  • Relevant H&S training, e.g. CSCS, CITB Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme, IOSH managing safely, radiological worker training.
  • Experience and knowledge of gasworks and coal carbonisation-related land contamination sites, electricity substation and high voltage-related land contamination sites and/or nuclear sites. 
  • Experience and knowledge of working with developer clients.
  • Experience and knowledge of NEC3 contracts.
  • Experience and knowledge of MMPs and the DoW CL:AIRE Code of Practice.
  • Experience and knowledge of EIAs, due diligence and permitting.
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.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. Atkins recognises a range of career development paths and supports individuals to navigate through and across these providing opportunities that meet the most ambitious of aspirations. We offer a certified training Academy to develop staff to achieve Chartership within their chosen technical career and a professional’s programme to ensure senior staff continue to develop their expertise. Staff development objectives are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process, the outcome of which is a tailored and personal development plan for each member of our team.

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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