EIA Principal Consultant in Nottingham

Location: Nottingham
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: AECOM
Job Hours: Part-time
Remote: Work from home

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Job Description

What your new role will entail

Are you passionate about improving the environmental performance of infrastructure development projects? If so, we’d love to hear from you at AECOM.

You will work daily with technical experts within our established Environmental Impact team. We are a founding member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) EIA Quality Mark, whilst everything we do aligns with our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.

  • Managing and coordinating multidisciplinary environmental inputs across a wide range of projects, supporting projects to gain development consent
  • Managing the preparation of EIA screening and scoping reports, environmental assessments/ Environmental Statements (and in the future Environmental Outcomes Reports) and supporting documents, including the technical review of specialist chapters
  • Liaising with clients and internal supply teams
  • Working as part of integrated design teams to identify environmental constraints, avoid impacts and develop solutions in accordance with the mitigation hierarchy, as well as delivering benefits where possible
  • Managing resources and budgets (with support as applicable)
  • Leading and supporting business development opportunities and associated fee and technical proposal development
  • Promoting AECOM’s environmental services to both internal and external audiences

Being part of the team

We are recruiting experienced EIA Principal Consultants to join our Environment & Sustainability business that has over 650 staff working across the UK and Ireland. As we are a national team, we are flexible in terms of office location – this includes offices in Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Chesterfield, Croydon, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, London Aldgate, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Plymouth, St Albans, Warrington.

We would welcome interest from candidates looking for either a part-time or full-time position.

As an EIA Principal Consultant  you’ll manage and coordinate environmental inputs to large-scale development projects that are transforming our infrastructure, such as:

  • Energy generation projects, including those that include carbon capture and storage, hydrogen and renewables (including solar and offshore)
  • Energy distribution and transmission projects (including international connectors)
  • Strategic national and regional rail projects
  • Highway improvements and greenway projects
  • Regeneration projects, including portside developments
  • Developments within the ecommerce, minerals and waste, water, defence, aviation, commercial/ residential and industrial sectors

As an EIA Principal Consultant you’ll provide environmental inputs across all project life stages, from early strategy development and site identification studies, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design, discharging of conditions, construction, and scheme operation/ maintenance. You will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of development projects covering multiple consenting regimes (DCO, TCPA, TWA, hybrid Bill etc.). 


Here’s what we will need from you.

  • Experience of providing consultancy services
  • An excellent understanding of the EIA processes, environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation
  • A detailed understanding of relevant consenting and licensing regimes
  • Confidence when engaging with a wide variety of stakeholder groups
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of an established team, coordinating inputs from specialist technical teams
  • Project management skills, including programming, staff resource management and budget management
  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline (preferably a Masters degree) and an appropriate professional membership
  • Commitment to innovation and continuing professional development
  • Interest in line management duties and staff mentoring
  • Experience of the DCO and/ or TWAO consenting regimes
  • Excellent verbal and report writing skills, including technical reviewing

Additional Information

You can learn more about us here: 2023 AECOM Candidate Brochure (adobe.com)


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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