Arup vacancy 2022 in Manchester, England, United Kingdom – Senior EIA Consultant

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Job Title: Senior EIA Consultant

Location: Manchester / Leeds / York / Sheffield / Liverpool

Do you want to join a growing award-winning environmental and sustainability team, focused on creating sustainable futures in the delivery of some of the most complex and challenging infrastructure projects? We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced environmental consultant to work within our impact assessment team, delivering and managing projects and helping to grow our impact assessment business. We would welcome interest from candidates looking for either a part-time or full-time position.

We provide a holistic service to meet the aspirations and needs of developers, communities, local planning authorities and central government. You will have the opportunity to work across a portfolio of projects that includes securing consents (TCPA, TWA, DCO and hybrid Bill) including high profile major infrastructure projects and delivering environment and social impact assessment and sustainability appraisal of other development projects and programmes. We are currently undertaking impact assessments for some of the most significant infrastructure projects in the UK.

The position is for a Senior Environmental Consultant to work within our Environmental Consulting business in the North West and Yorkshire Region (Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, York and Liverpool).  You will deliver impact assessments for projects at all levels, including major national infrastructure, transport and urban development projects, policies, strategies and plans.  Clients will include private developers, public sector authorities and other organisations.  You will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment alongside other environmental, planning, engineering and urban design specialists, and will work closely with technical disciplines (both internal and external to Arup) to deliver high quality environmental consultancy services.

Your remit will be to undertake technical work as well as assist with proposal preparation and marketing activities. 

You Will Be Responsible For

  • Delivering environmental impact assessments – this will involve managing the assessment process and technical teams and reviewing all technical inputs.
  • Undertaking strategic assessment for strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and integrated impact assessment (IIA) of plans and policies.
  • Undertaking environmental and sustainability appraisals.
  • Writing environmental reports including EIA screening letters, EIA scoping reports, Environmental Statements, policy assessment reports, and other environmental reports.
  • Project management activities including programming and budget control.
  • Interfacing with multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Communicating and liaising with clients.
  • Providing advice on environmental mitigation and enhancement measures.
  • Engaging and negotiating with stakeholders as part of the environmental impact assessment process.
  • Undertaking project reviews.
  • Assisting with impact assessment team business development and marketing.

Required Skills/Experience

You will be a motivated, enthusiastic and competent individual with environmental consultancy experience. Experience in Environmental impact assessment (EIA) is essential. Specialist technical skill in an EIA topic and/or in the practical application of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and integrated impact assessment (IIA) of plans and policies, and/or sustainability appraisal tools would be a distinct advantage. Demonstrable experience of compliance with client specific governance processes would be a distinct advantage.

You Will Require The Following Knowledge, Skills And Attributes

  • Good understanding of environmental legislation and experience of application of relevant legislation, policy and guidance in respect to impact assessment for a range of project types.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable working on multiple tasks and projects at any one time.
  • Ability to project manage environmental projects, successfully managing teams of technical specialists and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Ability to manage and direct more junior staff.
  • Good analytical skills with a focus on finding solutions in relation to impact assessment technical and project management issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Must have excellent report writing skills.
  • Experience of working within a commercial environment, including client liaison, programme and time management, quality assurance and financial / budget control.
  • Strong client management skills.


  • Education to degree level, preferably a Masters degree.
  • Member of an appropriate institute – full membership or working towards full membership.  This could include the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) or equivalent.
  • Chartered Environmentalist status is desirable but not essential.

The Team

You will be part of a growing and passionate team of environmental, sustainability and climate change professionals with a reputation for quality advisory and assessment services, including specialists in climate change, decarbonisation, sustainability, biodiversity and EIA. We have a growing reputation for leading sustainability, carbon and climate change work both in the UK and internationally; delivering advisory, design and planning work on major infrastructure, built environment as well as for public bodies and corporate clients. In addition, the team is committed to embedding sustainability into the work we do to meaningfully contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Rewards And Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

Different people, shared values.

At Arup, we believe when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. Arup hires people with proven skills and open minds. We are taking deliberate action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

At Arup, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. Our internal employee networks – BAME, Culture, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Women – provide a space for you to express your views and to make a positive difference – discover more about life at Arup here.

At Arup, we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application.

At Arup, we appreciate that everyone’s circumstances are different and having the freedom to flex the way we work is essential to our wellbeing. If flexibility matters to you let us know when you apply, and we will discuss how this could work in your role.

What happens next?

If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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Company: Arup

Vacancy Type: Part-time · Associate

Job Location: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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