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Principal Environmental Consultant (Contaminated Land Specialist)

R-054563
  1. Warrington

Principal Environmental Consultant (Contaminated Land Specialist)

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Principal Environmental Consultant to join our Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology team in Warrington to manage the team and drive technical delivery and business development.

Atkins part of SNC Lavalin’s business 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 & Hydrogeology Practice is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled team; notably with staff winning various awards over the past years. 

We are seeking an experienced Environmental Consultant to take a leading role and input into some of our exciting and challenging projects.  The work involves local and national projects and frameworks being delivered by Atkins across a range of exciting markets, including the development of Cities, Transportation and Energy Infrastructure. We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm to embrace the future of the industry.  We have the depth of knowledge and breadth of expertise to help you build a bright career in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.

The successful candidate will be an important part of an innovative and technically excellent team helping deliver projects to a number of the largest UK-based and international infrastructure projects.  We are looking for motivated and proactive individual with excellent communication and writing skills and proven experience in the field of contaminated land.  As a member of our team you will be involved in range of office- and site-based projects with a proven technical, commercial and project management track record.  Atkins’ contaminated land specialists use the full range of their skills, working on land contamination, engineering hydrogeology and water resources projects as well as providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges.  Our client and project base are highly diverse with current projects in the nuclear new build, oil and gas, regeneration and redevelopment and major road and rail sectors.  We work on projects in the UK and around the world.

Atkins is committed to promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. We have a commitment to identify and recruit from the most diverse talent pool and develop new and improved ways to sponsor talent from underrepresented groups. We have a range of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion network groups encouraging an inclusive workplace where all employees can flourish, including Embrace (supporting minority ethnicities), Enable (supporting visible and invisible disabilities) Equilibrium (for LGBT+ colleagues), Menopause at Work, Neurodiversity (for variations in learning, attention and other mental functions), ParentNet, and Empower (providing professional support by and for women).

Responsibilities

  • Provide delivery of Contaminated Land projects and technical input and reviews of site investigation design, Phase 1 desk studies and Phase 2 Ground Investigation reports, conceptual site models, risk assessments, remediation strategies, MMPs and earthworks specification reports.
  • Review of relevant Environmental Impact Assessment chapters for a wide range of projects.
  • Providing technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • Development of new business and clients to win work including preparation of bids.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub-contractors and other internal disciplines.
  • Project management and technical delivery of a wide variety of projects including management of finances, and programme delivery.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including preparing and reviewing health and safety plans and managing health and safety on site.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.

Requirements

  • Qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Ideally chartered with GeolSoc, IES, IEMA, CIWEM or equivalent or working towards.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant post-graduate experience.
  • Experienced in preparing and reviewing technical reports.
  • Track record of project management of contaminated land projects including managing project teams.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding including being able to complete tenders.
  • Experience of winning work.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Flexible Working

What we offer

Here at Atkins, wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do. We recognise that there is more to life than work and that making time for the other things is crucial for health and happiness. Therefore, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish times will help with this, we are more than happy to discuss individual requirements (and to keep these requirements flexible going forward). We utilise a paid overtime and TOIL system, which also helps individuals to make time for the things that are important to them and prevents staff burn out during the busy season.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer 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 with paid volunteer days, STEM activities, and 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 development process which is regularly reviewed. You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company. Atkins will support you in your professional development, whether with CIWEM, Geolsoc, IEMA or others, we support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions, this includes paying your annual membership and providing access to training.

Rewards and Benefits

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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