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.
Senior or Principal Ecologist- Yorkshire
Yorkshire and the Humber, England
My client is a leading specialist in Environmental consultancy across the UK. They are currently looking for a senior ecologist to be based at their Yorkshire office. As an orga...Read More +
Transport Planner / Engineer
Birmingham, West Midlands
Transport Planner / Engineer We are pleased to be working with our client who are looking for a highly-motivated transport planner / engineer to join their team in Birmingham, w...Read More +
Birmingham, West Midlands
Transportation Consultant - Birmingham £20,000 - £30,000 Our client is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated individual to join the company as a Transportation Cons...Read More +
Principal/Associate Transport Planner
Principal/Associate Transport Planner £37,000 - £44,000 Small, dynamic consultancy in the fun city of Bristol seeking Transport Consultant/ Planner to join their friendly team. ...Read More +
Town Planner/ Senior Town Planner
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Town Planner - Senior Town Planner £28,000 - £40,000 This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated Planner to take the next step in their career. Our client is a highly succes...Read More +
Associate/Technical Director of Transport Planning
Associate/Technical Director Transport Planning London Our client is seeking to expand and develop its existing successful Transport Planning team, based on a significant increa...Read More +
Senior Ecologist- Oxfordshire
Senior Ecologist- Oxfordshire My client is an independent specialist ecological consultancy. They are looking for a senior level ecologist to join their team based in Oxfordshir...Read More +
Associate or Principal Ecologist-Bristol
Associate or Principal Ecologist- Bristol My client is looking for an experienced associate or principal level ecologist to assist in their continued growth. As a commercially a...Read More +
Senior or Principal Ornithologist
Senior or Principal Ornithologist York or Glasgow My client is a national consultancy with a variety of projects from different sectors. They are looking for a senior or princip...Read More +
Senior Ecologist - Warrington
A leading consultancy is looking to recruit a Senior Ecologist with proven consultancy experience, to work within our Environmental Planning team based in their offices in Strou...Read More +
Drainage Engineer - Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands
Civil Engineer (Infrastructure /Drainage) Birmingham Our client is a multinational energy, resources and environmental consultancy company who provide clients with solutions, pr...Read More +
Principal Ecologist - Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands
Principal Ecologist- Birmingham My client is looking for a principal ecologist to join their team in Birmingham. This roles requires a candidate that has spent at least 6 years ...Read More +
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Rare white-letter hairstreak butterfly back in Scotland after 130 years
Ever heard of the white-letter hairstreak butterfly? If you haven't it's not a surprise, as it has suffered a 72% decline over the last decade, due in the main to the devastating loss of Elm trees back in the '70s. Sightings of the butterfly have been recorded as far north as Northumberland and there is a colony in Sheffield which is clinging on. However it has not be seen in Scotland for more than 130 years. So, this was a thrilling discovery for Butterfly Conservation Volunteers recording activity in the Borders. They found microscopic eggs on wych elm trees in Lennel, Berwickshire, this month, after an adult butterfly was spotted last summer 10 miles away. While most butterflies hibernate as caterpillars, the white-letter hairstreak spends nine months of the year as an egg, which is smaller than a grain of salt and stuck to slender branches of elm. The volunteers said they were both "beaming with delight and disbelief" at their discovery. Interested to find out more? Facts about the white-letter hairstreak butterfly (Satyrium w-album) Looking for a new Ecology job? Browse jobs here If you don't see the job you are interested in here, contact Paul Carter, Lead Recruitment Consultant Ecology at ALLEN & YORK
Join ALLEN & YORK at the Energy from Waste Conference 2018
BOOK NOW | 28 FEB - 1 MARCH | CENTRAL LONDON Energy from Waste 2018 is a dedicated conference exploring economic and operational aspects for successful global EfW infrastructure development. With the sector facing many challenges, learn from industry experts and business leaders at Energy from Waste as they explore and debate key issues, and identify growth opportunities. The conference is a prime opportunity for you to discuss your recruitment requirements with our consultants from ALLEN & YORK, as well as do business with delegates from companies including: Arup; Department for International Trade; ESB International; FCC Environment; Green Investment Group; LondonEnergy; Masen; Scottish Power; SUEZ; Veolia Join them by registering to attend now at www.efwconference.com Why attend the Energy from Waste Conference 2018? Pick up operational best practice: Top tips on using big data to boost efficiency, and achieving waste fuel quality for improved energy output. Hear from 40 international speakers: Paul de Bruycker, CEWEP President; Matthias Lukic, CEO, Technikgruppe Austria; Prof Andreas Hornung, director, Fraunhofer Umsicht and many more. Tap into future growth markets: Identify opportunities for growth in the RDF export markets within the next five years. Join an exclusive site visit: Explore Cory's Riverside Resource Recovery Energy facility and see the operations behind the UK's largest EfW plant. Advice on successful project delivery: Learn about successful project finance models and pitfalls to avoid in project contract structure. Unparalleled networking opportunities: Make new business conections in EfW and share ideas at the relaxed, informal networking party. Meet suppliers in EfW: Visit the exhibition of leading suppliers and service providers showcasing new technologies for the waste to energy sector. View the full agenda online at www.efwconference.com/programme To pre-book a meeting to discuss recruitment solutions or your next career move with ALLEN & YORK, email: Charles Cocklin, Principal Consultant Waste at ALLEN & YORK or Sally Woods, Team Leader Energy at ALLEN & YORK
Join the Women in Sustainability Webinar on 28th February.
This special webinar from Women in Sustainability, hosted by SustainIt solutions, aims to inspire and inform 'women in sustainability' on the various ways in which they can navigate their 'green' career path. The topic for discussion is 'How to Grow Your Green Career' and confirmed panelists are: Katie Pereira, Team Leader, Sustainability, ALLEN & YORK. Maureen Bray, International Consultancy Manager, Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services Division. Kate Martin Bruintjes, Director, Green Unlimited. Rhian Sherrington, Executive & Career Coach, Choose2Flourish Ltd & 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 register to attend, it's free and starts at 3pm on Wednesday 28th Feb. Register for Webinar Topic: How to Grow Your Green Career Date: 28th February 2018 Time: 15.00 to 16.00
Subsidy-Free Wind Power by 2020
Following announcements of increased profits last year, Vattenfall are looking to roll-out a sustainable plan for subsidy-free onshore wind projects Gunnar Groebler, Head of Wind at Vattenfall comments; “there are no subsidies for UK onshore anymore and we are working hard to come up with a viable project in that environment. It’s tough but it unleashes creativity. My belief is that we will be able to find projects in subsidy free conditions. For onshore this may happen towards the end of this decade while for offshore it will take a little longer. However, the time could be shorter if electricity prices have a more positive development than we anticipate today.” Profits were up in 2017 for Swedish owned company Vattenfall, with a net profit of Skr9.6bn compared with a loss of Skr2.2bn in 2016, and the company are optimistic about the future growth of wind energy: "we see significant growth opportunities within wind power and continue to expand offshore wind in the North Sea countries and onshore in prioritised markets including the UK" Key to this achieving subsidy-free onshore wind, will be the maximum optimisation of the entire value chain, which has been a pivotal part of their profit growth in 2017. As a result, the ALLEN & YORK Energy Recruitment Team, have seen an increased demand for wind energy jobs across; procurement, development processes, construction operations and maintenance stragegy. Across the UK, Vattenfall currently operate 10 wind farms totally 986MW (590MW Offshore, 396 Onshore). This is part of their total operating capacity of over 1000 turbines in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, generating almost 6 TWh of electricity. Vattenfall see "significant growth opportunities within wind power and continue to expand offshore wind in the North Sea countries and onshore in prioritised markets including the UK" New consented onshore projects in the UK include South Kyle (170MW) and Aultmore (29MW). Browse all wind energy jobs
What Carillion Collapse Means for Employees
The collapse of Carillion sent shockwaves through its 19,500 UK and 43,000 employees worldwide, earlier this month and many people are facing job losses and uncertainty around their pension funds. Carillion delivered around 450 contracts with government, representing 38% of Carillion’s 2016 reported revenue, and employed professionals across the spectrum of infrastructure design, planning and delivery. The Government have said that they will continue to pay those among Carillion’s 19,500 UK staff who work in public sector jobs, however employees who provide services to private-sector firms are relying on private companies to come forward and take on the projects and staff. Kier, Balfour Beatty and Gaillford Try are amongst the private sector companies who have pledged to take on Carillion workers. Kier have taken on around 200 employees as it assumes responsibility for the construction work on UK motorways and the HS2 rail line. Balfour Beatty said it would continue to work with its customers and will meet its contractual commitments. It said this would cost it £35-£45m across three major road projects. Galliford Try will replace Carillion on a £96m road scheme in Lincolnshire and the council’s leader Martin Hill said that while Galliford Try would be brought in to manage the scheme on an interim basis, it would “try to keep the local Carillion team employed on the project.” Smaller companies such as Caddick Construction have also stepped-up. Caddick has been hired to complete the £154m Angel Gardens scheme in Manchester and have directly hired 20 former Carillion employees The Construction Industry Training Board have also said it would step in to secure the future of Carillion’s 1,400 apprentices, offering grant and apprenticeship transfer incentives to other employers. It is hoping to place the first trainees with new employers by the end of this month. There is hope for many ex-Carillion employees and we wish them well. Many private companies are taking on the projects to completion and offering employment for now, but we also recognise that this is a very difficult time for many. Information for employees, sub-contractors, creditors and suppliers is available on Government Website Browse all infrastructure & rail jobs on the ALLEN & YORK website
The Co-op Develop Plastic Free Teabags
An estimated 6 billion cups of tea are brewed in the UK every year and that's 150 tonnes of polypropylene waste. Polypropylene is the plastic used to seal the teabags and enable them to hold their shape and is widely used in most teabags. The Co-op, which sells 4.6m boxes of its own-brand Fairtrade 99 tea a year (367m teabags) has joined forces with its tea supplier, Typhoo, and Ahlstrom-Munksjö – specialists in sustainable fibre solutions – to develop a method of heat-sealing bags to eliminate the more widely used plastic seal. The fully biodegradable teabags are in final testing stage now and the Co-op plan to have them on the shelves later this year. “Many tea drinkers are blissfully unaware that the teabag from their daily cuppa is sealed using plastic,” said Jo Whitfield, chief executive of Co-op Food told the Guardian. “Even though it’s a relatively small amount, when you consider the 6bn cups of tea that are brewed up every year in the UK, we are looking at around 150 tonnes of polypropylene – that’s an enormous amount of accumulated plastic waste that is either contaminating food waste compost collections or simply going to landfill.” Join the war on plastic waste and opt for loose tea or biodegradable tea bags Browse all environment jobs
Planning Approved for 540 high density homes in Sussex
Developer Southern Housing Group's proposal to create the ten-building development on the Free Wharf site in Brighton Road in the town received the green light at a meeting of Adur District Council's planning committee on Monday. Alongside the homes, the development would include 2,707 square metres of commercial floorspace, 512 parking spaces, a new river wall and new flood defences. According to a planning report, which recommended approval, the former industrial site is identified as a "broad location for delivering a mixed-use residential and ancillary commercial scheme" in the recently adopted Adur Local Plan 2017. Of these, 122 homes (75 per cent of the 162 total) would be for shared ownership, and 40 (25 per cent) for affordable rent. Read more on this story at Planning Resource Browse all planning jobs
Planning Consultancies Predict Strong Growth in Residential Planning
According to figures published in the Planning Consultancy Survey 2017, consultancies predict that demand for advice on residential planning will continue to show strong growth in the year ahead. Greenfield and brownfield housing consultancy sectors grew by nine per cent and seven per cent respectively in the past year, and they are tipped by survey respondents to be the top-performing development sectors again in 2018. Commercial and leisure developments are not far behind, both predicted to see 6 per cent growth and also planning consultants expect energy to perform slightly better in 2018, predicting growth to rise to three per cent. David Jackson, Savills' head of planning, says that, though there has been a "drop off in activity" in renewable energy in the past year, looking ahead he expects "continued investment in the energy sector". Click here for: The Planning Consultancy Survey 2017: Overview Browse all planning jobs