Head of Environmental Planning / EIA

Water & Utilities
  • UK, North West, Lancashire, Manchester
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • from £60,000 to £70,000 per year
Our client is an Environmental consultancy and their Environmental Planning and Consenting team is looking for an experienced EIA/SEA Environmental team leader with a broad range of EIA/SEA and / or planning and consent experience for their Manchester operations. You will be instrumental in leading and growing this...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 19.04.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

Quote ref: 100760/27469

Quote ref: 100760/27469

Job description

Our client is an Environmental consultancy and their Environmental Planning and Consenting team is looking for an experienced EIA/SEA Environmental team leader with a broad range of EIA/SEA and / or planning and consent experience for their Manchester operations.  

You will be instrumental in leading and growing this national team focussed on improving environmental performance and delivering impact assessments for a diverse range of projects, such as energy and infrastructure projects and mixed-use development schemes for private and public clients. This is an ideal role for a person looking for their next career challenge to shape and grow the team. You will play a key role in the successful delivery of major multi-disciplinary projects, work in a flexible and collaborative environment supported by digital innovation, establish strong client relationships, develop new areas of business and mentor others in the team.  

 

Role accountabilities:  

- Delivering projects across multiple consenting regimes including Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders, Town and Country Planning Act, Hybrid Bill etc  

- Drive the growth of the environmental and planning and consenting capability at the company, as part of an integrated Planning and Environmental Impact and Assessment offering  

- Leading multi-disciplinary teams in winning and delivering work, and growing client's technical capability  

- Developing and taking to market, value propositions.  

- Leading on the coordination and delivery of environmental work being undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams, influencing project development and delivering optimal environmental outcomes  

- Providing technical direction and oversight on projects within the team including writing, checking and review of deliverables, with financial/commercial responsibility  

- Lead and support tender proposal/ bids – working as part of a project winning team  

- Engaging with consultees and stakeholders  

- Helping grow and develop the wider Planning and Environmental Assessment and Management Team through mentoring, and line management

Requirements

- Excellent knowledge of EIA practices and procedures, including case law, and a solid understanding of environmental and sustainability principles and environmental technical specialisms  

- Experience across a range of project types  

- Proven experience of managing and coordinating EIAs, including the technical review of specialist chapters  

- Practical working knowledge of the UK planning system and consenting process  

- Strong report writing, verbal and presentation skills with experience in reviewing the work of others to ensure quality  

- Experience in multi-disciplinary co-ordination and leadership of projects, with good project management and technical skills  

- Experience in consulting and negotiating with planning authorities, regulators and stakeholders  

- Commercial expertise, including forecasting, project management and quality assurance  

- Relevant degree or equivalent qualification, preferably with chartered status or working towards  

- A flexible, pragmatic, and collaborative approach to work

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