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Senior Environmental Consultant

  • Job reference: AD-000682
  • Sector: Defence
  • Location: Bristol, Aldershot
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About Us
Atkins is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies. We have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical projects. Our desire to make the world a better place for everyone underpins everything we do. We deliver value to our clients in the public, regulated and private sectors by drawing on our multi-disciplinary expertise from across Atkins.

Our ADS&T division supports the defence sector (both government and industry) and the aerospace and security sectors through the provision of advanced engineering, technical and project management advice. Our role as a trusted advisor allows us to offer rewarding careers to people who want to enhance their skills and build on their experience in this dynamic sector.

We offer cutting edge ‘through-life’ support to our clients and because we don’t manufacture anything ourselves, they can rely on us to offer independent and unbiased recommendations.

We take a joined-up approach to our work and our people frequently work across different disciplines. The work is always challenging and evolving, but if you’re ready to take on a challenge, and assume technical, commercial and project responsibility to your full potential, then Atkins is a great place to further your career.

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.

The opportunity
Atkins is seeking a highly experienced and competent Senior Environmental Consultant to join our Advanced Engineering practice, where you will complement our growing team of safety and asset management experts. You will lead the environmental aspects of the projects that we support and be expected to act as a link to the environmental capability in other divisions, such as transportation and energy, to ensure we make the best use of the capability across the whole company.

A secondary technical capability would be advantageous, in particular experience of safety management, and a willingness to develop this would be highly desirable.

Based at Atkins' offices in either Bristol or Aldershot, the role is likely to involve working on client sites, which maybe be in the locality of our offices or further away and hence may require travel with some overnight stays. A willingness to be mobile between offices for meetings and to facilitate team working will be essential.

The successful candidate will be required to assess the potential environmental impact of defence procurement projects and operations, develop environmental arguments for novel and complex systems and develop policy and environmental management systems. The role is both technically and commercially challenging and you will be expected to be able to work independently, manage teams and interact with customers at a high level. Significant experience of the environmental legislation and standards applicable to the defence domain is essential.

You will work closely with our clients either in the office or on-site, so your communication skills are just as important as technical expertise. You will be primarily engaged in air, sea and land defence related projects, but may also support other sectors such as aerospace, transportation and energy. The diversity of work on offer means you will face different challenges every day, developing a range of experience and skills alongside our experts.

Please note: Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to security clearance being granted.

•Developing and driving innovative solutions to customer problems, drawing on your extensive skills and best practice from a range of domains.
•From time to time you’ll be expected to lead other engineers or environmentalists, maintaining the quality of their work.
•Preparing detailed technical reports and presenting the findings of environmental work to both internal and external customers.
•Actively leading in generating new business, hence developing technical and commercial proposals, giving presentations and managing issues and risks are all part of the role.
•Building sustainable relationships with customers, seeking out future business opportunities and managing these through to new work.
•Leading the development of the environmental capability within the practice and providing a link to the capability in the wider business.
•Undertaking internal project manager responsibilities for environmental projects - understanding customer requirements, developing technical approaches, planning and management of activities and assurance of the outputs.

Essential requirements
•BEng or BSc (Hons) in an environmental discipline or equivalent environmental engineering experience
•Chartered environmentalist status or working towards this.
•Significant experience of working within the defence sector with a platform/equipment focus.
•Knowledge and understanding of Defence Environmental Policy and Regulations, such as POEMS, JSP418 and other environmental standards applicable in the Defence industry.
•Knowledge of environmental legislation & standards and experience in their application
•Experience of conducting environmental impact studies / risk assessments
•Experience of creating and maintaining effective environmental management systems.
•An interest in developing new business
•Strong team-working and interpersonal skills
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including giving presentations.
•A flexible and adaptable attitude to the role

Desirable requirements
•Experience of leading environmental projects.
•MSc in an environmental related discipline
•Experience of working in air or maritime would be a particular advantage. Experience in delivering safety management, human factors, training or another area of technical expertise in defence project environments.
•Experience of working across the full defence CADMID cycle.
•Demonstrable experience of managing environment programmes and implementing environmental management systems.
•Trained environmental auditor, with audit experience in a variety of audit types including compliance audits, management system audits, supply chain audits, & technical audits.
•Demonstrable project management skills.
•Business development experience
•A track record of undertaking business development activities within an environmental consultancy.
•Awareness of sustainability approaches in the Defence industry and more widely.


•Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.
•Flexible working and part-time options will be considered for this vacancy.



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