What We Do
Recruitment across the Built & Natural Environment
ALLEN & YORK have a unique blend of recruitment skills and technical knowledge. Every consultant is an expert in their field and has an extensive specialist network.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the global sustainable economy, by continuing to deliver excellent specialist recruitment services across our markets.
Divisional HSE Manager
Birmingham, West Midlands
Allen & York are pleased to be working with one of the leading food manufacturing organisations in the UK. This is an organisation with multiple sites and a wide range of products that are supp...Read More +
SHE Co-ordinator (South West, North East and Suffolk)
Allen & York are pleased to be working with a market leading waste and recycling business who are continuing their commitment to safety by recruiting 3 new safety co-coordinators into the busin...Read More +
Operations Project Manager Solar PV
About the Company Our client is one of the world's leading wholesale supplier of Solar PV equipment with global focus in also wind and biogas. They are looking for Solar Operations Manager to be ba...Read More +
Graduate Air Quality Consultant
Graduate Air Quality Consultant Location: London I have an exciting opportunity for a Graduate to work for one of the UK leading Air Quality consultancies based in London. My client has a strong an...Read More +
Principal Ornithologist An opportunity for an experienced ecologist with a background in ornithology has arisen at one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary consultancies. My client will allow flex...Read More +
Senior Ornithologist An opportunity for an experienced ecologist with a background in ornithology has arisen at one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary consultancies. This role would be an excell...Read More +
An opportunity for an experienced ecologist to join a Derby based team of a major multidisciplinary consultancy. This is an excellent chance for an ecologist with proven commercial experience to pr...Read More +
Principal Ecologist / Technical Director
Principal Ecologist / Technical Director of Ecology My client requires a Principal Ecologist / Technical Director to oversee a range of ecology projects from their office in Derby. This is an excel...Read More +
Senior Engineer - OLE
Senior Engineer - Overhead Line Derby An established and leading UK construction and regeneration group have approached ALLEN & YORK Ltd to engage upon an experienced Senior Engineer - Overhead...Read More +
Senior Civil Infrastructure engineer
Senior Civil Infrastructure Engineer London We are looking for a Senior Civil Infrastructure Engineer to join our Client, a design and engineering company, helping develop the infrastructure capabi...Read More +
Graduate Environment, Health and Safety Consultant
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Allen & York have been engaged by a large and reputable consulting organisation who are seeking to appoint a graduate or junior level EHS professional to support their team based in Leeds. The ...Read More +
Senior Ecological Consultant- Kent
Senior Ecologist - Kent My client is a well-established environmental consultancy with a strong track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to a wide range of clients...Read More +
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Whether you need to staff a whole project team or make a single hire, we can tailor our delivery model to suit your exact requirements.
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We believe in ethical, open and honest communication, and take the time to fully understand what you want from your next career move.
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We are focused on continual improvement and encourage every employee to develop their career within supportive and specialist teams.
You will work in beautiful surroundings, for one of the leading 'green' recruiters. There is great earning potential, in a fun and friendly environment!
ALLEN & YORK October 2017 Award Winners
At ALLEN & YORK we really enjoy celebrating success and rewarding excellence. So, it is with great pleasure that we present our monthly award winners: Jack Bil (energy), Duncan Hiller (IMPACT), Katie Pereira (Sustainablity), Tom Moysey (Research) and Vicky Kenrick (Research) Congratulations everyone!
Join us at Onshore Asset Management 2017
Join our recruitment consultants at the inaugural one-day RenewableUK Onshore Asset Management 2017 conference and exhibition on the 15 November 2017 in Glasgow. The day will be a great opportunity for networking, and we are available to discuss your recruitment requirements and/or career plans - just email us to arrange at good time to meet. RenewableUK will bring together asset owners and managers; O&M, legal, finance, and insurance specialists; investors; energy storage companies, and external sector experts to discuss ways to maximize the yield and market performance of the UK’s 13GW onshore wind asset base. Attendees will benefit from the opportunity to meet key players, learn about current progress, get insight into future trends and opportunities, and fast track their learning on cost reduction so that it can be applied to new wind energy schemes. View the Programme Date: 15th November 2017 Time: 9am-4pm Venue: SEC Glasgow If you'd like to contact us to arrange a good time to meet, email; Sally Woods, Lead Consultant, Energy
Women in Sustainability - How to Grow your Green Career
Join us on 16th November for the London Hub of Women in Sustainability, the network for women creating positive change for a sustainable future. At a Women in Sustainability network event, you get to work on what you need in order to flourish in your career, creating a sustainable world and meeting some incredible women in the process. The topic for discussion is 'How to Grow Your Green Career' and confirmed contributors for the panel are: Katie Pereira, Team Leader for Sustainability Recruitment, ALLEN & YORK Maureen Bray, International Consultancy Manager, Schneider Electric Gabriella Sethi, Head of OVO Foundation & CSR, OVO Energy Rhian Sherrington, Executive & Career Coach, award winning Author, Founder, WINS The focus will be on that move from middle management into senior levels, but expect the discussion to be of interest to all 'women in sustainability'. If you would like to find out more and register to attend, visit the Women in Sustainability website. Topic: How to Grow Your Green Career Date: 16th November Time: 8.30 to 10.30am Venue: Schneider Electric, 80 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 5JL Register today!
2019 Set for Renewable Energy Funding
The UK Government has announced the next wave of renewable energy funding will take place in eighteen months’ time, to build on the dramatic fall in technology costs seen in the latest round of auctions. A funding pot of £557m is available to support new energy technologies and although the Conservative party famously pulled subsidies for onshore wind in 2014, it is now signally a potential return for wind turbines. “Provided that it goes through a reasonable local planning system, I see no reason why it should not be on the same level playing field as everything else,” Richard Harrington, Energy Minster. However, in the recently published Clean Growth Strategy one criticism would be the lack of strategy for mature renewables such as onshore wind and solar power. Given how cost-competitive these technologies have become, the government should work with industry to develop a subsidy-free mechanism that will encourage the development of projects in parts of the country where communities want them. Browse all energy jobs
Join us at IOSH 2017
The IOSH annual conference is the international event of the year for health and safety professionals and a fantastic networking opportunity. ALLEN & YORK's Health and Safety Consultants will be there, and will be very happy to chat to you about your recruitment requirements or career plans for 2018. If you'd like to contact us prior to the event, email Jack Cornick to book a meeting. The title of IOSH 2017 this year is ‘Transforming health and safety across the world’, with a focus on: Globalisation and OSH in different contexts The changing world of work, including the impact of technology on OSH professionals Developing personal resilience and skills Multi-disciplinary working and integrating OSH across the workplace Building the profession, ensuring that it’s fit for the future. View speaker list, exhibitors and full progamme Venue: ICC Birmingham Date: 20-21 November 2017 Register Today! If you'd like to contact us prior to the event, email; Jack Cornick , Team Leader - Corporate Health & Safety
Low-Carbon Homes are Affordable
In 2006 the government's then chancellor Gordon Brown announced the zero-carbon homes policy, which would have made all new homes carbon neutral from 2016. However, in 2015 this plan was axed by David Cameron, as it was seen as being too expensive to build low-carbon homes. Test-bed projects such as the Solcer House technologies, developed by Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University (just as the zero-carbon policy was being abolished) show that low carbon actually, is affordable and what’s more it can pay for itself! 2 years later and the Solcer House is still looking good. It uses a systems-based approach, combining technologies that reduce energy use, generate energy and store energy. The Solcer House is highly insulated, the photovoltaic panels are the roof, removing the expense of standard roof tiles. A battery system has been included which stores energy generated by the photovoltaic panels during the day and energy can be used in the evenings when electrical energy is required by the occupants. Over an annual period, the Solcer House generates 1.75 times more energy than it uses. Costing £1,200/m2 to build, which is in the budget range for social housing, the Solcer House has the added bonus that energy bills will be very low, at around £200 per year, therefore reducing the potential for energy poverty for the householders. More than 153,000 new homes have been built in the year to June 2017, (an increase of 11% compared with the year before) which accounts for 27% of total UK carbon emissions. If the government are to meet their targe of 80% reduction in carbon emission by 2050, they might want to reconsider their policy on low carbon housing. Browse all sustainability and low carbon design jobs
Are Brands Leading Sustainability?
Growing concerns from pressure groups and consumers are putting global brands in the sustainability spotlight. Although sustainability is on their agenda, many groups feel that the global brands are not moving quickly enough. Over 5,000 coffee cups are thrown away in the UK each minute, but less than 1% are recycled. Each year the average UK household uses 500 plastic bottles but only recycles about 50% With stats like this, there is mounting pressure to address recycling on a grander scale and innovate to create packaging from recycled material. P&G announced this month (October 2017) the launch of their Fairy Ocean Plastic washing up liquid bottle, which will be made completely from post-consumer recycled plastics (PCR) and repurposed ocean plastic. Set to go on sale in 2018, the bottles will consist of 10% ocean plastic, with the rest deriving from post-consumer plastics. Costa Coffee, McDonald's UK and Starbucks have agreed a joint deal to accelerate the nationwide recycling of PE lined paper cups. Costa Coffee has rolled out a cup recycling scheme to more than 2,000 of its stores across the UK and Starbucks offer a 25p discount on your drink, if you bring in your own cup. At present Coca-Cola Europe have said their bottles contain 25% recycled material and they have pledged to increase the amount of recycled plastic in its bottles to 50% by 2020. They have also announced that they will support a deposit return scheme (DRS) But is this enough? Maybe not, but hopefully the tide is turning and the more pressure consumers put on global brands to look at their supply chains and recycling policies the quicker we will move towards more sustainable products and packaging. As an individual you can start by taking the pledge to stop using plastic bags
The Archaeology of Crossrail
As the last piece of track on the new Elizabeth line was laid by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, it is fascinating to look back at the treasure trove of archaeological finds produced from the Crossrail project. The depth of the Crossrail tunnel itself was way to deep for any archaeology, however at the level of ticket offices and ventilation shafts, teams worked closely with the engineering companies to ensure they were able to excavate areas prior to major works being carried out and have unearthed some wonderful finds. Treasures such as: prehistoric bison and reindeer bones from 68,000 years ago, medieval ice skates make of animal bone, a wonderful Victorian chamber pot featuring a man with his hair standing on end saying, 'Oh What I See, I Will Not Tell" and a rare Roman medallion presented in AD245 by Emperor Philip, of which this is only the second example ever found (pictured). The finds will be on display at the Museum of London and shows the multiple layers of London life from the Roman occupation right through to the 19th century pickle pots from the Crosse & Blackwell factory at Tottenham Court Road. Explore the Archaeology of Crossrail Exhibition Browse all rail and highways jobs