Vacancy Title
Senior - Principal EIA Planner
Business Unit, Department & Location
PDR
HOW Planning
Manchester
Details

Overall Purpose of Job

 

Our HOW Planning environmental team specialises in the project management of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for large and complex development proposals with a specific focus on the residential, mixed-use, retail, commercial and leisure sectors. We are closely integrated with our planning team and co-ordinate the work of technical specialists on behalf of developers and prepare Environmental Statements (ES) for submission in support of planning applications.

 

In addition to our core EIA services, we advise clients on the management of environmental risks associated with potential development sites and provide sustainability advice to ensure that development proposals are acceptable in planning terms.

 

We are seeking applications from exceptional consultants with the energy, drive and commitment to join our successful EIA team.

 

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

 

The Consultant role will involve the following key responsibilities:

 

  • EIA project management support including the co-ordination of the technical consultant team.
  • Drafting screening and scoping as well as ES chapters and non-technical summaries.
  • Input to advice regarding minimisation of environmental risks associated with potential development sites.
  • Providing support to senior staff in meetings, public exhibitions and with coordination and publication of the ES.
  • Assisting senior staff with business development and client care.

 

The Senior/Principal role will involve the following key responsibilities:

 

  • EIA project management with the co-ordination of the team of technical consultants.
  • Drafting and management of screening and scoping, as well as ES chapters and non-technical summaries.
  • Review and edit of all technical reports.
  • Provision of environmental advice to clients and the planning team.
  • Attending public consultation events to promote development proposals.
  • Assisting with preparation of proposals and tenders.
  • Business development and client care.
  • Mentoring junior environmental consultants.

 

The positions offer excellent opportunities for career progression, exposure to a wide range of clients and projects and attractive remuneration, benefits and bonus packages.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

 

  • Educated to degree level as a minimum and preferably have a master’s degree in EIA or a related environmental planning course with EIA content.
  • An excellent communicator.
  • Ability to organise and monitor the progress of large teams of consultants.
  • Strong report writing skills.

 

GVA are an equal opportunities employer.

 

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