Environmental Consultant (E29)




Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- West Midlands -- West Midlands -- Birmingham

Job Type

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Closing date
30 Jun 2021 23:59

Service line
Environmental Planning

About the role

BWB Consulting has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Consultant joining the Environmental Planning team as an Environmental Project Co-Ordinator.  We are flexible on office location and the successful candidate can be based out of any of our 5 offices - Notingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester or London.

This is an exceptional and unique opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans. The team's success has been built on helping Clients deliver sustainable, viable and implementable schemes on complex sites across multiple sectors. This is a great opportunity to join a small, dynamic team with ambitions for continued growth.  

As part of the CAF Group, and working with their own engineering arm CAFTE, BWB also provide large scale international opportunities with environmental requirements from the procurement process, through to tender and award of contract, and ultimately the construction phase.

We have a strong nationwide presence and are flexible in terms of location, with opportunities to join us in Birmingham, London, Leeds, Manchester or Nottingham. Our work covers a wide range of skills and offers opportunities across a range of projects and disciplines, co-ordinating environmental management at the pre-planning, planning and construction stages.

As an Environmental Consultant, you will support the delivery of services across a range of projects, including major urban regeneration schemes, mixed-use, residential and rail across the UK and helping to build our international offering with CAF Group. You will be assisting with the management of forecasting and invoicing, fee proposals and, alongside environmental project management, this role affords you the opportunity to enhance your skills through involvement in EIA and non-EIA projects. This will include co-ordinating project finances, the production of deliverables in line with Client expectations in a timely manner, assisting with tender submissions and ensuring all project work is completed to a high standard. You may be required to assist in public consultations with preparatory materials, attend public events in support of wider Client proposals, attend and monitor committee and other hearings.

This is a fast paced, Client facing role in which you would have the opportunity to grow your expertise and specialism. We value innovation and encourage thinking ‘outside of the box’, while always seeking to provide commercial solutions to complex environmental issues. Good financial and project management skills are a must as are great communication skills to build, maintain and consolidate strong working relationships both internally and externally to BWB.

In return, we offer a competitive salary, and all the benefits of working for a dynamic and growing organisation including generous holidays, company pension and employee benefits. BWB offers ongoing training as well as great scope for progression and reward. You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business.

About the team

You will be joining a sociable team, with (under normal circumstances) company events and regular sport events. The company also offers a generous salary and benefits package. Progression is tangible, with clear frameworks and competencies from the outset, so the role would suit an ambitious consultant who is looking to develop their career within the organisation.

About you

We invite you to bring your business development, analytical and management skills into play as part of contributing to innovative and high quality environmental and sustainability solutions across a variety of projects. BWB’s involvement in these projects range from early feasibility, pre-planning surveys and assessments through to supporting the construction of schemes. To succeed in this role you must have demonstrable experience in successfully leading or contributing (depending on the level) environmental input to complex projects in a range of sectors.

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include: enthusiastic, practical, self-motivated, strong oral and written communication skills in English. Well organised and able to prioritise your own workload with minimal supervision. An excellent communicator and ability to work dynamically across different teams and offices.

The successful candidate will have strong knowledge and understanding of the principles of the UK environmental regulatory framework and how this is applied. By the nature of environmental co-ordination, the candidate will have strong organisational and communication skills and excellent attention to detail, as well as good administrative skills.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in environmental science or a related subject;
  • A minimum of 2-4 years consultancy experience;
  • Detailed knowledge of the planning system including EIA;
  • Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrable track record of developing Client relationships;
  • Demonstrable track record in environmental project management;
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, such as IEMA. Ideally, affiliate or better.
  • Experience and proficiency in using GIS and AutoCAD packages would be advantageous but not essential;
  • Experience in delivery of one or more of the following is advantageous but not essential.
  • Health Impact Assessment;
  • Climate Change Appraisal;
  • Sustainability Statements;
  • Socio-Economic Statements; and
  • Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMPs).
  • Ability to deliver projects on time and within budget with a strong focus on Client care in project management and delivery;
  • Willingness to travel and a full driving license are essential to the role; and
  • International experience would be beneficial, but not essential.

Reasons to join BWB:

At BWB, we invest in our people and give them fantastic career opportunities. Look at what we have been recognised for recently:

  • Investors in People Platinum standard.
  • A Sunday Times Top 100 Best companies to work for.
  • An NCE Top 100 Consultancy.

Join BWB and your career will not conform to the traditional models of yesterday but will be a fulfilling and challenging journey into tomorrow’s digital age; a journey that you will play an active role in defining!

At BWB you matter, and you will make a difference. A difference to the world you live in; the communities you engage with; even the development of your career and the profession.

We are on an exciting journey. Join Us.

What we can offer you:

  • A competitive Salary – We benchmark all our salaries against the market and review these annually.
  • Holiday – 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and the option to buy extra days holiday per year to boost your entitlement.
  • Life Assurance 4x salary.
  • Non-contributory Pension Scheme – we’ll pay an Employer Contribution, even if you don’t wish to contribute yet and the contribution will increase with years’ service.
  • Superb training – bespoke to you and your development needs.
  • Professional Subscription – BWB will make a payment for one professional subscription a year.
  • Social Fund – We will pay £25 per head per quarter to have a great time socialising with your colleagues outside of the work environment.
  • Health-care cash plan for all your everyday medical needs such as dentistry and optical care.
  • Loyalty bonus – bonus, additional holidays, pension enhancement and sabbaticals.
  • Perkbox rewards scheme - providing our people with access to a range of employee discounts and benefits. 
  • Cycle to Work – Get excellent rates for a new bike and accessories through our scheme.
  • 1 paid day of volunteering for a company-nominated charity.
  • 2.5 paid days for STEM activity.

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