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Senior Environmental Consultant

  • Job reference: IF-000871
  • Sector: Environment, Infrastructure
  • Location: London, Epsom

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Atkins 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. The Contaminated Land and Hydrogeology Practice within Atkins is a well-established, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects. Our technical expertise and highly skilled team has been recently recognised at the Brownfield Briefing Awards (2016), winning awards for Best Project Closure/Verification Process, Best Public Participation, Best Urban Regeneration Project and Best Young Brownfield Professional, plus highly commended within the Best Brownfield Infrastructure Project category.
 
We have considerable brownfield land regeneration experience working with developer clients in London and the south east, and have a portfolio of projects working with private and public sector clients in the investigation, assessment, remediation and redevelopment of brownfield land, and with numerous local authorities on due diligence and peer review projects. We are seeing excellent growth in our contaminated land business across the UK following successful framework and non-framework wins.
 
We currently have opportunities for experienced Senior Environmental Consultants to join growing teams in both our Epsom and central London offices and support our expanding project workload and client base. The work involves local, national and international projects being delivered by Atkins across a range of exciting markets, including the development of Cities, Transportation and Energy Infrastructure.
 
We are looking for highly motivated, experienced and adaptable individuals with developing technical, project management and client management skills; a good working knowledge of contaminated land, risk assessments and brownfield land regeneration; experience of regulatory engagement; and capable of delivering the high standard of geo-environmental consultancy services for which Atkins is renowned.


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.
  • Working with the local and wider Atkins team across the UK.
  • Continue to develop own competence and maintain CPD with support from the business.
 
Requirements
 
  • MEng, MSc, BEng (Hons), or BSc (Hons) in a relevant science or engineering subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science) or equivalent qualification.
  • Chartered (or actively working towards chartership) with a relevant professional body. If not Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become chartered 6 to 12 months after joining.

 

Essential Criteria
 
  • 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.
  • Experience of project management resulting in delivery to high standards, including managing project teams and knowledge and experience in the contractual, commercial and financial aspects of consultancy projects.
  • Good working knowledge and demonstrable understanding of the relevant legislation, technical guidance and industry standards and best practice for contaminated land and waste.
  • Highly motivated and proactive, confident and ambitious to join an established and highly reputable team.
  • Be able to mentor junior staff and technically check their work. 

 

 

 

Desirable Criteria
 
  • 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.
 
Flexible Working
 
We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern 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 professionals 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. 
 
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.
 
This opportunity is focussed on our Epsom and London teams however other Atkins office locations may be considered.

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