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£55k - 65k per year
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about 2 months ago

We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Marine EIA Consultant to join our Environmental & Sustainability (E&S) team to manage and deliver environmental inputs to our growing list of marine development projects. You will provide environmental inputs across all project lifecycles; from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design, discharging of consents, construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.

We're looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering effective environmental inputs and positively influencing the environmental performance of marine development projects. You must be able to demonstrate experience in coordinating and managing multidisciplinary environmental inputs to complex and large scale marine and coastal projects, in particular offshore wind and marine transmission. You should have experience working closely with others outside of the EIA space (such as engineering specialists and contractors) to intercept and mitigate potential environmental effects, as well as effectively managing resources and budgets. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate substantial experience of consultation and engagement with a range of consultees and across a variety of audiences. Experience and a detailed understanding of the relevant regulatory frameworks would be a distinct advantage.

The successful candidates will be supported by our established E&S team across the UK which includes over 650 staff.

You will have the opportunity to work on projects that are transforming our infrastructure. Your role will include:

  • Leading, managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a range of marine projects, with a focus on the management of EIAs in support of gaining development consent. Includes managing the preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports and Environmental Statements, including the technical review of specialist chapters.
  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams, including working collaboratively with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account
  • Working in partnership with other members of the E&S team, managing resources, delegating activities, monitoring and managing project budgets.

Supporting and leading the identification of new business opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development, which will include promoting AECOM's E&S services to both internal and external audiences.

Minimum Requirements

  • You will have experience and a passion for the marine sector and in developing sustainable initiatives.
  • An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation.
  • A detailed understanding of DCO and relevant marine regulatory framework(s)
  • Confident engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups.
  • The ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable.
  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing - all with an attention to detail.
  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, staff resource management, and effective budget management.
  • Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities.
  • A willingness to travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline
  • Appropriate professional membership - CEnv qualification preferred