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Senior Environmental Consultant

  • Job reference: IF-002694
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Glasgow


  • Set the scope, coordinate, check and review the work of others.
  • Competently undertake own work to an excellent standard; on time and to budget.
  • Support and develop more junior staff.
  • Represent the company well and continue to build personal and company reputation. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships across the organisation to ensure we position ourselves well within the market and assemble technically excellent project teams
  • Maintain continual professional development in accordance with requirements of chosen professional institute


Essential Criteria

  • Strong interpersonal skills to contribute towards strengthening existing or developing new relationships with clients. 
  • Degree and Masters qualified in an environmental or science subject.
  • Aptitude in identification, progression, delivery and success in tendering for new work opportunities. 
  • Experienced in the specification, preparation and coordination of fee proposals for environmental work.
  • Chartered, or on route to becoming chartered, with a relevant professional institute.
  • Experienced in the coordination and delivery of environmental work being undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams, including: EIA; options appraisals and iterative design processes; and environmental management.
  • Experience of coordinating EIA for infrastructure projects in the road, rail, water or energy sectors.
  • Excellent depth and breadth of knowledge of environmental legislation, guidance, and technical specialisms, e.g. requirements for ecology surveys; consents and permits; noise and air quality assessments and controls; landscape and visual impact assessments. 
  • Able to check and review complex documents and summarise and present the key issues in a clear and concise way, understandable to non-specialists.
  • Experienced in meeting with and managing clients’ needs in a confident, professional manner.
  • Strong report writing, verbal and presentation skills. 
  • Able to work within a team and motivate others to deliver to high standards, on time and to budget.
  • Able to prioritise and work effectively under pressure


  • Have achieved a competent standard in own area of technical environmental specialism and broadened their awareness of other environmental disciplines
  • Flexible, adaptable and prepared to take on new challenges and work from other Atkins or client office locations
  • Proven record of project and/or team management


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions such as RTPI, LI, ICE, CIEEM, CIWEM, CIEEM and IEMA.

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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