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Senior Environmental Consultant (Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology)

R-053596
  1. Birmingham

Senior Environmental Consultant (Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology)

We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and motivated Senior Environmental Consultant to join our Contaminated Land & Hydrogeology team in Birmingham. We are seeking a confident and driven consultant with a strong technical background and experienced in a range of projects, working with our experienced staff, to deliver excellence to our clients.  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 in the UK and around the world.

Atkins’ Consultants use the full range of their skills, working on multi-disciplinary projects as well as providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges.  The vacancy is for someone who:

  • is confident working in a team and independently;
  • combines excellent organisational, technical, numerical, digital, 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.

We expect you to use the full range of your skills, working on multi-disciplinary projects as well as providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges.  You will also be involved with project management, business development, and the training and mentoring of junior staff.

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. 

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • Provide technical input on and delivery of contaminated land projects / contaminated land aspects of multidisciplinary projects.
  • Project management and technical delivery of a wide variety of projects including management of finances, and programme delivery.
  • Organising / managing / checking site work.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub contractors and other internal disciplines.
  • Supporting senior management in developing new business and clients to win work and preparation of commercial offers.
  • Preparation of H&S Plans for site investigations and managing health and safety.
  • 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

  • First degree in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, chemistry, geotechnical engineering, environmental science).
  • Masters level (MSc or MEng) degree in environmental science or related subject (preferred, but not essential).
  • Chartered Membership of relevant professional body (e.g. Geological Society, IES, ICE or CIWEM). If not Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become chartered within 6 to 12 months after joining.
  • Substantial demonstrable experience as an environmental consultant within consultancy, industry, regulatory or academic fields with a track record in delivering work, client management and stakeholder liaison.
  • Demonstratable understanding of the environmental and regulatory framework of UK with respect to land contamination.
  • Demonstratable track record in project management, stakeholder liaison and technical delivery of Phase 1 Desk Studies, Phase 2 Site Investigations, remediation design and verification / validation for a range of projects and clients.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding, including being able to complete tenders.
  • Experience and knowledge of MMPs, earthworks specifications, piling risk assessments, EIAs, waste management, due diligence and permitting (desirable).
  • Experience and knowledge of detailed quantitative risk assessments (desirable).
  • Experience of managing, advocating and driving digital initiatives and / or finding new digital ways of working (desirable).
  • Skills in GIS, computer programming, engineering geology/ geotechnical engineer (desirable).

What we offer

  • Part-time and/or flexible hours contracts.
  • Paid overtime and/or TOIL system.
  • Competitive salaries and a huge range of other benefits.
  • 25 days annual leave, plus paid bank holidays, plus the ability to buy up to 15 extra days!
  • Paid professional memberships and individual training budgets.
  • Paid for individual I-phone and use of team I-pad’s for work purposes.
  • Tailored training and mentoring schemes to advance your career.
  • And so much more…

Our team are proud to promote nature-based solutions across a range of market sectors; collaborating with clients to positively contribute to the carbon net zero agenda and biodiversity and climate emergencies. We positively encourage pushing boundaries, promoting innovation, knowledge sharing and ensure staff have time allocated to get involved in our technical network and innovations.

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).

Here at Atkins, well-being 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.

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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