Associate Director / Senior Associate Director - Environment
Location: Birmingham Salary: £55K - £70K DOE
About the EIA team
Currently operating from London, Redhill, Manchester, and Bristol, our EIA team has helped clients successfully deliver a wide range of property and infrastructure projects across the UK.
This is an exciting opportunity for the chosen candidate to work within a dynamic environmental team on a wide range of high-profile UK infrastructure projects. The role is to lead Waterman’s Midlands environmental offering; building on current successes in order to take full advantage of the market opportunities. Our work involves early engagement at the due diligence or feasibility stage, assessments and mitigation design through to post planning works including construction environmental management. With a requirement to meet the needs of our local clients and to support other EIA team colleagues, a key aspect to the role will include regular co-operation and inter-office working in line with Waterman’s ‘One Team’ culture.
Role and Responsibilities:
· Day-to-day direction, management and coordination of environmental inputs to projects and frameworks, primarily in the infrastructure sector (notably rail and road but also utilities, water and ports & aviation).
· Regular interface with Waterman engineers and environmental technical specialists.
· Attending meetings with clients, design teams, local authorities and statutory and non-statutory consultees.
· Managing project budgets for internal and external teams, including invoicing.
· Business development including attendance at networking events, identifying, tracking and reporting of opportunities, and bid preparation.
· Full time working (though some days may be worked from home).
· Educated to at least degree level in environmental science or a related subject.
· Membership of a relevant professional body, such as IEMA.
· Understand the Midlands market and opportunities for growth.
· Experience working on public sector frameworks, ideally rail and / or road.
· Experience leading and / or contributing to public sector tenders.
· Demonstrable track record in managing and delivering environmental support to clients in the public sector.
· Be able to provide pragmatic, commercially aware environmental advice to our portfolio of major clients.
· Experience in framework management and / or management of environmental inputs on multi-disciplinary infrastructure frameworks.
· Detailed knowledge of the EIA process and UK EIA Regulations, as well experience in a variety of planning mechanisms, including the Transport Works Order Act, Development Consent Orders, and the Town & Country Planning Acts.
· Strong Midlands regional profile and presence, frequent attendee at networking events etc.
· A keen eye for detail.
· Excellent report writing and verbal communication skills.
· Experienced in financial management, business development and marketing.
· Experience in urban development projects would be advantageous but not essential.
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