Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant (Water Quality)

£35,000 - £55,000 yearly
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Hybrid
  • 20 Jan, 2023
Full time Water Engineering Environmental Management Water Management Environmental Health

Job Description

Senior / Principal Environmental Consultant (Water Quality)

Location: Brighton, Exeter, Edinburgh, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle or Peterborough (with options for flexible/hybrid working)

Salary: £35,000 - £55,000

Are you looking for your next career step? Do you want the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects, utilising your environmental skills and experience to help support our clients with the development of their projects whilst reducing their impacts on surface and groundwater? This role will provide you with this opportunity whilst working within a market leading environmental consultancy team. 

We specialise in delivering high quality services relating to geomorphology and catchment management, river and freshwater habitat restoration, hydrology, hydrogeology, surface and groundwater quality across a range of developments, from National Significant Infrastructure Projects through to smaller planning applications. We have successfully supported our clients in delivering sustainable projects in sectors including water, renewables, energy, industry, ports, residential development, charities and the public sector.

Due to continued growth in a variety of markets, we are looking to grow our thriving water environment team.

About our team

Our Environment Group has been providing environmental solutions for our clients for over 30 years in the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of environmental services to support all sizes and types of development. We combine market-leading technical excellence, across the range of environmental disciplines, with a clear understanding of clients’ ambitions, needs and pressures.

Our water environment team is currently working on a variety of high profile infrastructure projects, including a new water recycling facility and transfer pipeline for Southern Water, a new reservoir at Havant Thicket for Portsmouth Water, and multiple transmission cables for offshore wind farms across the UK.  Our team is also leading the development of strategies to unlock residential development in catchments affected by nutrient and water neutrality restrictions, nature based solutions for flood, water and nutrient management, numerous fish passage projects and the delivery of river restoration and floodplain habitat enhancement projects.

Job role

We are seeking enthusiastic, optimistic, conscientious and talented people with excellent communication skills and technical ability in relation to the water environment.  We are particularly interested in individuals who have expertise in freshwater quality who have experience of the following:

  • Agreement of water quality monitoring requirements with regulators such as the Environment Agency, Natural England, SEPA and local authorities.
  • Production of water quality monitoring specifications for internal staff and third party contractors.
  • Analysis and interpretation of water quality data.
  • Drafting of interpretive reports with clear recommendations.
  • Input to EIA chapters, environmental permit applications and other public-facing reports.
  • Working with and mentoring junior staff.
  • Working with clients and managing project delivery.

As part of this role, you will play a central part in the delivery of EIAs, Water Environment Regulations Compliance Assessments, environmental permit applications, water quality management projects and freshwater habitat restoration projects.

About you

You will have an extensive understanding of the water environment and demonstrable experience of working on a range of development projects, with a relevant degree in a suitable environmental discipline, chemistry, biochemistry or similar subject (equivalent non-degree qualification will be considered).

This role might be right for you if you have:

  • Extensive experience in the delivery of Water EIA chapters, Water Environment Regulations Compliance Assessments, water-related consent and licence applications, and technical reports in your favoured discipline.
  • Experience of chemical (including inorganic and organic chemical contaminants) and/or biological (including faecal indicators and pathogens) water quality characterisation and management.
  • Excellent knowledge and a working understanding of relevant UK water and environmental legislation, planning policies and permitting regulations.
  • Previous experience of working with the water industry and/or other sectors that are relevant to our wider work.
  • Experience in advising clients (internal and external) and liaising with stakeholders in respect to water environment aspects.
  • Have gained or are working towards membership of CIWEM, IEMA, RGS or equivalent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

And if you are:

  • Dependable, pro-active and self-motivated.
  • Flexible, adaptive and innovative.
  • Willing to travel to visit our other offices, client offices and project sites.

What we can offer you

Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to Enhancing Society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models, including part time roles, to ensure a balance of family and working life.

About Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.