Associate Director Environmental Planning

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Leading environmental planning for this sought-after global consultancy from London, Bristol or Southampton offices. They have an excellent reputation for providing a range of services to a variety of clients across sectors such as property, renewables, infrastructure, industrial, commercial and government. They are regarded as one of the world’s leading environmental and health consultancies developing innovative solutions to reduce pollution and restore natural environments.

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This Associate Director of Environmental Planning job itself where as part of the Impact Assessment team, you will be building on their existing successes through a continued focus on national impact assessment work, alongside targeting large, strategic projects within their global geographic territories.

This role will see you joining the leadership team. You will take day-to-day responsibility for the management of the team. You will manage and deliver environmental inputs primarily to urban regeneration and master planning projects, providing strategic and project specific environmental advice across all stages of the project lifecycle.

The team is currently working on some of the largest masterplan schemes in the UK. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively across this multi-disciplinary business, working with   inhouse technical specialist groups (Air Quality, Noise & Vibration, Ecology, Landscape & Urban Design, Water Resources and Flood Risk, Ground Contamination, Waste, Climate & Human Health).

Although the role would primarily be focused on property projects, there would also be the opportunity to work on transport, infrastructure and renewable energy schemes. 

More specifically:

  • Assisting with leading and expanding the Environmental Impact team, including business planning, recruitment and training.
  • Leading, collaborating and supporting on the identification of EIA and environmental business opportunities, delivering associated proposals, developing and maintaining trusted advisor relationships.
  • Providing both strategic and project specific EIA and environmental advice to clients and specialists.
  • Directing, managing and delivering EIAs and environmental input for predominantly urban regeneration and masterplan projects, including technical sign-off of technical assessment and budget management; and
  • Mentoring and line managing team members.

You will have

To be successful as Associate Director of Environmental Planning you will have a healthy mix of the following qualifications, skills and abilities:

  • Appropriate degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related discipline.
  • A strong track record in, and experience of, EIA consultancy in the urban regeneration sector, with a passion for developing sustainable solutions.
  • A thorough understanding of the UK policy and regulatory framework for EIA.
  • Ability to confidently engage with a range of stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to collaborate on and lead urban regeneration projects with a range of environmental, design and engineering specialists.
  • Experience of managing a team.
  • Good project management and organisational skills, including effective budget management.
  • Good client management skills, strong commercial awareness and demonstrable business development track record
  • Develop and provide technical leadership of the carbon topic within the company’s Impact Assessment services
  • Work with the engineering and design teams, including transport and building, to develop low carbon designs
  • Be the point of contact between the Environment and Health teams
  • Regularly update the wider business on product and client development and delivery
  • Mentor existing staff and recruit to grow the team as needed

You will get

As Associate Director of Environmental Planning, you will enjoy a competitive salary of ~£55K-£65K Neg + Package

Benefits include matched employer pension contribution, private medical insurance, travel insurance, 27 days holiday, CSR days and social activities.

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To Associate Director of Environmental Planning by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), by sending CV in confidence to 


10 January 2022
England, London
£55K-£65K + Package

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