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Senior Environmental & Sustainability Consultant

Mott MacDonald

Location: England

Job Type: Full time

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Do you want to work for a company whose purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes, and to transform businesses, communities, and opportunities for its employees? Mott MacDonald is a global consultancy whose people do exactly that.

ESS lead on the coordination and management of EIA's and various other environmental and sustainability deliverables at all stages of the environmental planning process, helping to coordinate inputs from different multidisciplinary environmental technical teams.

Our ESS team undertake various forms of environmental assessments and sustainability appraisals, liaising with clients, engineers and design teams to identify potential environmental and social constraints, develop suitable mitigation measures, and determine ways in which environmental enhancement and sustainability can be built into project delivery.

Digital innovation is also at the forefront of all work undertaken and we embrace the use of emerging digital technologies.

As a Senior Environmental and Sustainability Consultant, you will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, alongside engineers, town planners and a range of environmental and social specialists and will engage with a diverse range of clients, from both the public and private sector. You will join a highly collaborative group of environmental specialists, delivering a broad range of environmental projects and advisory services, with special focus on environmental impact assessments.

You will lead EIA screening and scoping studies and manage the delivery of EIAs and final environmental reports. You will also assist with the analysis of potential impacts, working with the wider multidisciplinary team to develop sustainable designs and produce mitigation plans, as well as reviewing technical reports produced by others.

There shall be opportunity to work on projects that help our clients achieve their net zero carbon commitments, deliver nature-based solutions and become climate resilient.

As a key member of the team, you will also be involved in preparing responses to bids, preparation of fee estimates, proposal writing and general business development activities, as well as providing technical guidance and mentoring to early career professionals.

The North East is an area of regional growth that will be host to significant infrastructure investment in line with the National Infrastructure Strategy.

Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in all we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our client's businesses, our communities and employee opportunities. Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy.

The Environment and Social (ENS) business is growing in the North East and we are looking for an experienced Senior Environmental & Sustainability Consultant based in our Newcastle office.

You would be part of our Environmental & Sustainability Services (ESS) team that consists of over 130 environmental and sustainability professionals located across 18 offices spread throughout the UK.

ESS are involved in a diverse range of projects across a number of different sectors, including but not limited to highways, rail, energy and water projects for a variety of clients including local authorities, the Environment Agency, water/energy companies and many more.

Our industry-leading role providing Environmental and Sustainability advice and expertise across all stages of project and programme lifecycles means that we have numerous opportunities in front of us, including both smaller schemes delivered under the Town and Country Planning Act, and significant infrastructure schemes delivered through Development Consent Order (DCO) and opportunities to shape and influence our clients on their strategic environmental and sustainability direction and goals. Your role will be central to delivering this service.

Our Newcastle office is located in the city centre a short walk from the train and bus station and the Tyne and Wear Metro. We are located in Time Central, one of Newcastle's finest office developments where we occupy the penthouse benefitting from a roof top terrace overlooking the city.

It is a very exciting time for us, and we would welcome your application for this role in our Newcastle Team.

Candidate Specification

  • BSc and MSc (desirable) in a relevant environmental subject.
  • Member of a relevant professional organisation (Chartership desirable).
  • Demonstrable knowledge of EIA and relevant legislation in the UK.
  • A successful track record in project and construction environmental management, working with design teams to deliver large infrastructure projects. DCO/Transport and Works Act Order experience advantageous.
  • Experience working in client facing environment and ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes.
  • Experience of proposal writing or other business development activities would be advantageous.
  • Flexible to work away from your home office when required.
  • Excellent 'self-starting' capabilities.
  • Some experience of mentoring or line management would be beneficial.
  • Well organised with strong planning and management skills, with ability to produce high quality deliverables and manage budgets and programmes.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to problem solve, think creatively, and seek continual improvement.

If you meet 80% or more of what we're looking for, please still apply. We understand not everyone will meet all the requirements, but you might have skills we didn't know we need.