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Our Vacancy

Environmental Consents Specialist (Water)

  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Birmingham
  • 17/06/24
  • On site

The UK government has made a pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and, as such, is pushing ahead with significant investment in nuclear and renewable energies.

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

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 expertise to the transport & infrastructure sectors. We deliver professional services within four practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; and Environmental Consulting.

Based on these solid foundations, our Environmental team continues to build on its existing capability and has ambitious plans to develop its reach within both the transport & infrastructure sectors and through the additional opportunities offered via the Assystem network within the nuclear sector.

Our objectives will ultimately be defined by our ability to attract and retain those talented individuals that share our vision and wish to join us in shaping the future.

Job Description

As an Assystem employee, you will benefit from involvement on a range of assignments; initially we seek an Environmental professional to take on a water discharge permitting role on the country’s highest profile rail project.

We seek to ensure that water quality remains unaffected and that construction doesn’t add further stress to the environment or affect the security of public water supply. We work with the guidance and requirements of organisations such as the Environment Agency, local authorities, and water companies.

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • Experience of obtaining Environmental Consents
  • Experience of effective communication with the relevant CGB
  • Knowledge of environmental contamination, hydrogeological, hydrology and flood risk considerations
  • Awareness and understanding of current Environmental legislation
  • 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
  • Proven record of working effectively on the environmental aspects of major projects, including securing Consents in a timely manner and ensuring compliance.


My profile

Relevant BSC Degree level qualification

  • Prior experience of delivering a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project through the Planning Act 2008 legislation or similar including large EIA projects
  • Up to date with latest developments in Professional Competency

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme



Hybrid remote/in-office

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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