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.
Health & Facilities Manager
Buckle up, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride! Are you looking for a role within a company where employee safety and safe systems of work are priority? This is a newly form...Read More +
Occupational Health Advisor
Are you good at listening? Considerate of individuals in the workplace? Want to work as part of an expanding team? Well look no further this is a role with a company who priorit...Read More +
DevOps Engineer London £55,000 + Bonus and Benefits ALLEN & YORK are delighted to be partnering with an established local brand in the Retail sector. After going through a large...Read More +
IT Project Manager
IT Project Manager Bournemouth £35,000 ALLEN & YORK are partnering with an established IT solutions provider who are requiring an experienced PM join their expanding projects te...Read More +
Software Engineer Dorset £30,000 - £35,000 ALLEN & YORK are partnering with an leading solutions provider in the local area who require additional skills in their software devel...Read More +
Geo Environmental Engineer
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Award winning consultancy, specialising across the built environment are looking to recruit a Geo Environmental Engineer, to join their growing design team. You will hold an MSc...Read More +
Site Inspector London My client, a large interdisciplinary practice providing Architecture and a range of complimentary design and consultancy services including Urban Design & ...Read More +
Senior Project Engineer
Kings Langley, Hertfordshire
Senior Project Engineer Hertfordshire £Competitive A great opportunity for you to join a well-established energy developer, working on a range of engineering projects across the...Read More +
Consultant or Senior Landscape Architect- Suffolk/Essex My client is expanding and needs a commercial Landscape architect at either a consultant or senior level to help develop ...Read More +
Lead Auditor London Our Client is a global quality assurance and risk management company. They are seeking a Lead Auditor and Project Manager based in the London/M25 area to und...Read More +
Assurance Manager - Senior Manager
Assurance Manager - Senior Manager London Allen and York are working with an international consultancy and construction company, founded and built on exceptional people, a commi...Read More +
Senior Ecologist Location- Suffolk My client is an expanding multidisciplinary consultancy with a reputation for working on interesting projects with a focus on biodiversity. As...Read More +
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UK Retail’s Largest Solar Installation Saves 22% on Energy Costs
The UK retail industry is the 5th highest consumer of energy in the UK, using more non-renewables than the construction industry. After installing the UK’s largest retail solar installation in August 2017, the White Rose shopping centre in Leeds has reduced its energy consumption from the national grid by 22 percent. With bricks and mortar retail taking a hit from the success of online shopping, installing renewable energy systems are delivering significant savings. Landsec, who own the shopping centre in Leeds are passing the savings on to its tenants, by reducing utilities charges, which in an industry of tight profit margins, can really help the bottom line. In a recent article in Yorkshire Post, Tom Byrne, Sustainability Manager at Landsec, commented: “The success of the solar PV system at White Rose is a case in point of the top-to-bottom benefits that the entire sector can enjoy when sustainability is embedded in retail.” “As battery technology improves and costs of renewable energy storage fall, the economy of scale for renewables and the level of savings that can be passed on to retailers is vast.” If you are looking to recruit into the energy sector or would like to explore job opportunities, please contact Sally Woods at ALLEN & YORK +44(202 888 986. Here are our latest energy jobs
Watershed Review for Construction Health and Safety
Following the publication of Dame Judith Hackitt’s ‘Building a safer future’ report, which James Brokenshire, Housing Minster described as a ‘watershed’ for construction safety, there have been calls for the report to have gone further. The review makes it clear that the current system is not fit for purpose and calls for major reform and a change of culture within construction and government. Greater clarity and accountability are required and the recommendations include the development of a single enforcement agency and a new regulatory framework with stronger oversight of duty holders to ensure they meet required standards. Safety needs to be built into the construction, refurbishment and on-going maintenance of high-rise buildings, with sanctions to address irresponsible management. However, many construction organisations have called for more radical reform, specifically, a ban on the use of combustible materials in the construction of high-rise buildings. The Construction Industry Council, RIBA and The British Safety Council have all said that they support a ban on combustible cladding, as part of a joined-up approach to tacking fire safety within high-rise buildings. The CIC goes further and recommends that the ban should not be restricted to just high rise residential buildings, but should apply to all buildings over 18 metres in height and RIBA have called for a blanket ban. Just last week, a ban came into place in Australia, NSW where they have stopped the use of aluminium composite panels with a core comprised of more than 30 percent polyethylene in external cladding. Corporations will be fined up to $1.1m AUD and individuals up to $222,000 AUD if they fail to adhere to this ruling. This is a direct result of the Grenfell Tower disaster last year and the Lacrosse tower fire in Melbourne in 2014, and we await similar legislation in the UK. Dame Hackitt’s report has set the ball rolling, it is now for the government to legislate to protect people within their homes. If you are looking to recruit for fire safety or any other role across health, safety or compliance, please contact Jack Cornick at ALLEN & YORK +44(0)1202 888 986 Here are our latest health and safety jobs
Improving Social Housing by Better Design
Yesterday (14 August) James Brokenshire announced the government’s social housing green paper, which lays out plans to improve social housing across the UK. The proposal includes, more flexible ways for people to buy their own homes, improving the tenant to landlord relationship, as well as creating better designs for new social housing. Well designed homes not only improve the well-being and health of a community, but also increase the likelihood of public engagement, which can speed up the planning process. “Involving local residents and communities in decisions about their neighbourhoods, done well and in a timely manner, will lead to a streamlined planning process” (Design Council, 2018) Good housing design takes stock of location, topography, history and community, the process of design is influenced by landscape designers, sustainability consultants as well as architects and urban planners. Internal design is also crucial and should be the starting point for the design process. In the rush to build more housing, we should not ignore the delivering of quality homes and engage the community in the process. “We must not overlook the great strides forward that have been made in recent decades in the quality and performance of new homes, however in the rush to build the quantity of new homes that we desperately need, we must continue to improve and innovate and not regress.” (Design Council, 2018) Affordable quality can be incorporated in social housing projects; ‘How design improves quality new homes’ an article by the Design Council outlines a variety of case studies in which successful architectural and urban design, has led to the delivery of quality affordable housing projects. Running costs can also be reduced with innovative energy solutions, offering cheaper and greener solutions for the future. At ALLEN & YORK we are committed to sourcing the best design and planning talent in the industry and if you are looking to recruit or considering a career move, please contact Bev Brackpool at ALLEN & YORK to discuss your requirements. Here are our current planning and design job vacancies
Infrastructure Development Drives Environmental Career Opportunities
The number and size of infrastructure development projects throughout the UK, (e.g. HS2, Thames Tideway, Crossrail, Heathrow) is putting increased demand on the environmental consultancy talent pool, especially across; environmental impact assessment, ecology, geotech, acoustics and air quality. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are required for large developments before planning consent can be granted, and from development phase of new builds through to regeneration projects, environmental consultancy is integral to the construction process. Environmental consultancies are looking for professionals with good consultancy backgrounds, relevant project and environmental permitting experience, a relevant degree and ideally, membership of a professional institution, such as IEMA. In return they are offering competitive salaries and an exciting variety of project work. We’re currently seeing an increase in opportunities for marine EIA expertise, linked directly to the Crown Estate's new leasing round. As well as opportunities to work on high-profile city regeneration projects, including large scale residential initiatives, town centre regeneration and brownfield developments in cities across the UK. If you are interested in moving to a new consultancy or looking to recruit into your environmental team, contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK to discuss our current environmental job opportunities. Also, we invite you to download our Environmental Consultancy Jobs Market & Salary Benchmarking 2018
Crown Estate 7.5GW Seabed Lease Round
The Crown Estate has released plans for the development of 18 zones in UK waters, which could support up to 7.5GW of new renewable energy capacity. This latest round of seabed leasing, is scheduled to get underway early next year (subject to final approval) and will open up fixed foundation projects off England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Single projects rather than zones will be leased (which may be limited to 1.5GW), although some flexibility may be allowed for phased construction. Crown Estate Scotland is also outlining plans for a new leasing round to pave the way for extensions to in-development and operational wind farms. Consultation is due to close at the end of August, and the round should get underway later this year or early 2019. Environmental impact assessments and habitats regulations assessments have already started, and ALLEN & YORK have a number of EIA, ecology and environmental positions which we’re recruiting for at present. If you are looking to recruit please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK, or alternatively if you’re looking for a career move, here are our current environmental job vacancies
UK Construction Grows at Fastest Rate for a Year
The UK construction industry grew last month, at its fastest rate for over a year. With both house-building and employment in construction showing their biggest increase since the end of 2015. The latest figures from the HIS Markit/CIPS construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to its highest since May 2017, in contrast to economic forecasts. New orders throughout the summer have reversed the poor start to 2018, for the construction industry and last week the National House-Building Council reported year-on-year increases in housing starts, throughout most of Britain during the three months to the end of June. This uplift in activity is reflected in the current increased demand for professionals across the construction industry, and we currently have opportunities across; quantity surveying and cost consultancy, building surveying, design and planning. If you are looking to recruit across the construction and built environment, please contact Bev Brackpool at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 – and if you’re looking for a career move, here are our latest jobs in construction and planning Read more on this story on the Reuters website
Can Town Planning Rescue the Vanishing High Street?
Britain’s town centres have been failing for the last 20-25 years according to various reports and studies undertaken by the NRPF (National Retail Planning Forum), BIRA (British Independent Retail Association) and many others. The problems have been growing due to increased internet shopping, out-of-town retail parks with free parking, disproportionate business rates and a general lack of investment from local government. Even the recent ‘Portas Pilots’ championed by retail Tsar Mary Portas, has, in her own words, been a “weighted PR campaign” that hasn’t worked. So, should we be moving away from retail and focusing instead on developing town centres that offer something unique to each town? Bill Grimsey, former Head of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY has launched his second report into the future of town centres and high streets, entitled; The Grimsey Review 2 (pub July 2018). In the report Grimsey suggests that “town centres, need to become community hubs based on health, education, entertainment, leisure and arts and crafts”. He says that facilities such as libraries and digital and health hubs should be part of the offering to bring back people to town centres, together with housing and some independent shops. The report states that companies such as Apple are looking to rename their shops as ‘Town Squares’ where people go for a great experience and to interact with other people. “We can and must do the same thing with our high streets and town centres. If Apple gets it, why can’t we?” asked Grimsey. This is an inspiring read and gives plenty of scope for innovative, creative town planning. The review talks about “Creating a Plan” and “Bringing it to Life” and gives examples of how the review successfully captured the imagination of a medium-sized town called Roeselare in West Flanders, Belgium, with its visionary mayor Kris Declercq, being inspired to rejuvenate their depressed, failing town. The results are good, Roeselare’s catchment numbers are now 200,000 and since 2008, the population has grown by 8.6%, with unemployment running at 6.5%. Growth of the economy is at 2.7%, with 7760 active companies. There are 400 shops with a vacancy rate of 8.3%. I am not the only one to see local shops regularly disappearing behind ‘To Let’ signs, with a multitude of charity shops taking their place and many remaining boarded up. Traditionally, what makes a high street interesting are quirky independent shops, lovely restaurants, pubs, bookshops, theatres, what might now be joining them are virtual retail outlets, super-connected internet cafés and free parking – sounds great! Download The Grimsey Review 2 If you are looking for planning recruitment support, please contact Bev Brackpool at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 or browse our latest planning and surveying jobs
Construction Safety Injury Rises, Despite Higher Fines
Tougher fines for health and safety breaches were introduced in the UK in 2016, which focused on the culpability of employers for the level of harm or risk caused by a breach of safety regulations. The intention of the Sentencing Council was to encourage more organisations to prioritise health and safety as a board level issue. Sadly, despite these changes the HSE have reported that fatal injuries in the UK have risen over the past year, with 144 deaths reported between April 2017 and March 2018 (9 more than the previous year). The majority of fatalities are still in construction (38) and agriculture (29), both high risk industries. In farming injuries from cattle cause the most deaths, not machinery, and falls from height across the report accounted for around 40 percent of all fatal injuries. There is a strong push in these industries to improve these figures and organisations such as the HSE, Yellow Wellies and NFU Farm Safety are working hard to continue to make improvements. If you are looking for assistance with health and safety recruitment, contact Jack Cornick at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986. If you’re looking for a job in health and safety, here are our latest vacancies