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  • UK, North West, Lancashire, Manchester
  • from £60,000 to £70,000 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Years Exp: 10

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  




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  


  • Contact: Julian Taylor
    020 7531 5757 (Offline)
  • Date: 18.09.2023
  • Deadline: 18.10.2023
  • Quote ref: 100760/27469

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