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Our Vacancy

Environmental Consents Specialist

  • Permanent /
  • Birmingham
  • 07/03/24
  • On site

Assystem, as a leading provider of project management, design & construction supervision services within the nuclear industry, has aligned its strategy to support the switch to low-carbon energy, whilst also recognising transport and infrastructure systems to be a major influencing factor in the successful outcome of this strategy.


By acquiring Schofield Lothian in 2021, Assystem reaffirmed their commitment to the UK’s energy transition in combining strengths with a long-established provider of consultancy services to the transport and infrastructure sectors, through the delivery of sustainable performance improvements within four practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; and Environment & Sustainability.


Prior to operating as ‘Assystem Project Management & Consulting’, our environmental team had already made significant steps in providing professional services within this area and, thanks to continuing success, and with the additional opportunities offered through the Assystem network, we are in a position build on this solid foundation.


Job Description

In joining the Assystem Environment Consents & Engagement Practice as an Environmental Consultant, you will form part of our established Environmental Management service offering.

Environmental Consents Specialist – Hybrid role (minimum of 2 days/week in Midlands area (Coventry / Kenilworth / South Birmingham) with travel & subsistence allowance if required)

An Environmental Consents Specialist is sought to support the process of obtaining the necessary noise and water Environmental permits, licenses and consents associated with the delivery of HS2, the high-speed railway project.

Reporting to the Environmental Consents Manager, this multi-faceted role would suit a naturally communicative, proactive and organised individual who would relish the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders in ensuring all required consenting obligations are acted upon to ensure construction works progress to programme.

Responsibilities:

  • Identification of the necessary Environmental permits, licenses and consents
  • Coordination and/or assurance of specialists’ input to obtain all identified Environmental Consents as required
  • Liaison with Local Authorities, Environment Agency, Canal & River Trust (CRT) and other Consent Granting Bodies (CGB) as necessary to deliver consents as required by the construction programme
  • Provide feedback as required to delivery teams regarding environmental obligations as relevant to the consenting process
  • Record all communications with third parties as evidence to support consent process
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge within Construction teams and in the monitoring process to assist in ensuring consent compliance.
  • Record all communications with third parties as evidence to support consent process 
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge within Construction teams and in the monitoring process to assist in ensuring consent compliance

Profile

  • Preferred background:
  • Experience of obtaining noise and water Environmental permits, licenses and consents
  • Experience of effective communication with the relevant CGB
  • Experience in managing the Environmental Consents process on a major development scheme and/or major infrastructure project
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams on complex projects
  • Awareness and understanding of current Environmental legislation and, ideally, the HS2 Act
  • Proven record of working effectively on the environmental aspects of major projects, including securing Consents in a timely manner and ensuring compliance.
  • Degree level qualification.
  • Membership of an Environmental Institute such as IEMA or equivalent.

My profile

  • BSC in environmental field 
  • 2+ years experience working in an environment / consents role 

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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