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Assistant Environmental Consultant

R-053104
  1. Cambridge, London, Epsom
  1. Environment & geoscience

Assistant Environmental Consultant

Atkins’ Infrastructure business are looking to appoint an Environmental Consultant specialising in Contaminated Land and Brownfield development to join our growing team, with this position based from our London, Epsom or Cambridge offices.

The Infrastructure business provides multidisciplinary engineering services and integrated solutions across a wide range of development and infrastructure projects. Drawing upon a diverse skill set and a proven track record of delivery, we are playing a leading role in some of the world’s most challenging and exciting engineering projects; current projects include East West Rail, Sizewell, Crossrail, eight2o, Humber Gateway, and HS2. Our client and project base in the south east 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. In addition, we work with a number of private developers and on national frameworks with some of the UK’s most knowledgeable clients managing land contamination liabilities on complex and challenging Brownfield sites. We pride ourselves in offering a truly multi-disciplinary working environment and bring exciting opportunities to influence a project from beginning to end.

We are currently looking to appoint a confident individual who,

  • is confident working in a team and independently;
  • has proven experience of undertaking contaminated land site investigations and qualitative / quantitative risk assessment;
  • combines excellent organisational, technical, numerical and communication skills to demonstrate logical thinking and concise reporting;
  • is highly motivated and proactive, with demonstrable energy, drive and enthusiasm; and
  • has an innovative nature with problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities 

  • Organisation, collation and assessment of desk-based information as part of Phase 1 Desk Studies.
  • Data management, development of conceptual site models, and undertaking qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessments for human health, controlled waters and property receptors. Preparation and delivery of factual and interpretative reporting.
  • Assisting in design of Phase 2 site investigations and preparation of commercial offers.
  • Organising and supervising environmental / geoenvironmental site investigation and monitoring, including: contractor supervision, soil sampling and logging, environmental monitoring and sampling, and/or supervising or supporting others in contractor management, liaison and supervision.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety policies and procedures, including preparation of H&S Plans for site investigation and managing health and safety on site.
  • Supervision of contractors on earthworks, remediation and materials management projects, etc.
  • Management of own work and projects, including technical delivery, management of finances, and programme delivery. 
  • Supporting senior management with bid preparation and project management to ensure projects are delivered on-time, on budget and to quality and client expectations.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business with training and development needs.

Criteria

  • A minimum of 2 years relevant post-graduate experience (ideally within a consultancy environment), able to demonstrate a good understanding of land contamination/brownfield land issues.
  • Experience of supervising intrusive ground investigations using a range of site investigation techniques.
  • Experience of technical report writing and ability to draft technical reports under guidance to an acceptable technical quality.
  • Knowledge and understanding of conceptual site models and the qualitative/semi-quantitative Phase 1 and Phase 2 risk assessment process for controlled waters, human health and property receptors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant codes of practice and industry standards and have broad understanding of environmental legislation.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK for work assignments/site work.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science), with master’s degree in relevant specialism preferred (but not essential)
  • Membership of a relevant professional body would be desirable. 
  • Full UK driving licence and ability to drive for work is essential.

What we offer

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or career duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

Training

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 .

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package . https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

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.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements. ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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