Vacancy Title
Environmental Planning Services - Career Opportunities
Business Unit, Department & Location
Planning, Development & Regeneration
Planning Consultancy
GVA’s Environmental Planning Team sits within GVA’s Planning, Development and Regeneration Business Unit. The Environmental Planning Team provides complementary services to GVA’s master-planning and town-planning commissions throughout the UK in addition to providing services to other GVA Business Units and direct to clients. The services of the Environmental Planning Team seek to manage the environmental planning risks of clients. Services include, but are not exclusive to: -  
The provision of environmental constraints and opportunities planning at the site feasibility and master-planning stages of a project. -       
The provision of high-level strategic environmental planning advice for complex situations at all stages of the development life-cycle. -       
All matters relating to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

The Opportunities

GVA’s Environmental Planning Team is currently active in UK Regional markets. However, as a result of recent strategic appointments of some industry leading Directors in the London office we are now looking to appoint high calibre ambitious individuals from Planner level (approximately 2 years plus experience) through to Associate level (approximately 8 years plus experience). Roles and responsibilities will be dependent upon the position. At Planner level, assisting with project delivery will be your focus. This will include, but not be limited to: -       
Co-ordination of multidisciplinary teams. -       
Project management of deliverables, including financial monitoring of projects. -        Report writing. -       
Client liaison. -       
Stakeholder liaison. -       
Meeting attendance. -       
Assisting with business development and work-winning activities.

With seniority opportunities will include, but not be limited to: -       
Full management and delivery of projects. -       
Quality assurance and sign-off of deliverables. -       
Full client liaison and client management / care. -       
Full project financial management. -       
Business development, marketing and networking. -       
Team management and mentoring. -       
Product development and innovation. -       
Operational management. -       
Contribution to business strategy.

Please note the opportunities are not for environmental technical specialists. The opportunities would ideally suit those with a broad knowledge of environmental disciplines, but with knowledge and practical experience of dealing with the UK planning system and relevant EIA Regulations.

Your Attributes & Skills

Your requisite attributes and skills will depend upon the position sought. However, in general terms GVA will expect you to have: - 
A relevant University bachelor’s degree or Masters. -       
Membership to a relevant professional organisation (preferably the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Management (IEMA)) and / or be a Chartered Environmentalist. -       
Depending on the position sought a good to excellent understanding of various environmental topic areas. -       
Depending on the position sought a good to excellent understanding of the UK planning system. -       
Depending on the position sought a good to excellent understanding and practical experience of implementing the relevant EIA Regulations at all stages of the EIA process. Experience co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams. -       
Experience working with and managing various project stakeholders. -       
Project management experience, including the financial monitoring and management of projects. -       
Excellent written skills, with specific experience drafting / authoring EIA Screening reports / requests, EIA Scoping reports / request, Environmental Statements (ESs) and other related deliverables.

At Associate level, you will be required to take responsibility for signing-off / approving written deliverables and quality assurance. -       
Clear and confident communication skills. -       
A pro-active and collaborative team approach, engendering inclusion, support and motivation amongst your peers. -       
A desire to go beyond process and procedure, with an ability to think innovatively to enhance outcomes for clients. 

The Rewards

Joining the GVA Environmental Planning Team at this key time will provide opportunities at various levels to meaningfully contribute to the growth of the business and allow ambitious individuals to develop their careers with hands on support from leading industry experts. In addition to competitive remuneration and aligned benefits, GVA offer:   -       
Exposure to a highly regarded professional team and top-end clients. -       
Opportunities for Continued Professional Development (CPD). -       
A rewarding corporate culture and working environment.  

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GVA is an equal opportunities employer