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.
Graduate Transport Consultant
Graduate Transport Consultant/ Planner - Bristol - BS1 Salary - Very Competitive DOE Would you like to take an opportunity to work alongside a fresh and dynamic consultancy who specialise in making...Read More +
Service Engineer - Water
Service Engineer - Water South/South East Region To service, maintain, install & commission water purification & associated equipment, to designated customers, and/or in a designated geogra...Read More +
Senior Highways Design Engineer
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Highly sought an experienced Senior Highways Design Engineer by our client a multi-disciplinary consultancy to join their property & infrastructure division. You will on UK and international pr...Read More +
Birmingham, West Midlands
Senior Engineer - Highways Design - Birmingham £40,000 - 45,000 Currently seeking a Senior Highways Design Engineer to join one of the UK's most prestigious design and consultancy firms. If the tho...Read More +
Drainage Engineer - Highways
Birmingham, West Midlands
Drainage Engineer - Highways - Birmingham Competitive Salary Currently seeking a Drainage Engineer - Highways to join a leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm. The Highw...Read More +
Senior Highways Design Engineer
North West England, England
Senior Highway Design Engineer - Manchester 37.5 hours - Some flexibility possible A Senior Highway Design Engineer is required to join a continually growing, forward thinking, independent and inte...Read More +
Water Civil Engineers & Assistant Civils Engineer
Water Civil Engineers & Assistant Civils Engineer Croydon or Reading Job Role Reporting to the Project Technical Lead, you will be responsible for the delivery of project-related tasks to time ...Read More +
Due to an increase in the number of cross departmental accounts under management we are now seeking someone to take on a new position within the organisation. The post holder will act as first ,and...Read More +
Tunnel Sub-Agent - Shift Manager
Purpose of the job The Tunnel Sub-Agent (sprayed concrete lining and squareworks) is responsible for all tunnelling operations, including managing the tunnel pit boss and yard foremen (shift superi...Read More +
Birmingham, West Midlands
Consultation Manager Location: Birmingham Reporting to: Head of Consultation The role of the consultation manager is to devise, implement and manage plans and strategies to deliver public consultat...Read More +
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senior Modeller / Principal Modeller - Flood/River Modelling To be based in either; Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Guildford or London office Allen & York are pleased to be working with...Read More +
Project Manager - Water (Contract)
South West England, England
Project Manager - Water - 6 Month Contact (initially) United Kingdom-South West Job Role Project Complexity - Manages multiple small to medium sized Services projects, and/or small EPC project Numb...Read More +
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New Report Using Nature to Manage Global Flood Risk
Globally, flooding is the most common disaster risk, accounting for nearly half of all weather-related disasters during the past 20 years. Exposure and vulnerability to flood risks are on the rise: the proportion of the world population living in flood-prone river basins has increased about 114 percent and population exposed to coastal areas has grown 192 percent during the last decade. Flooding in Sri Lanka over the weekend triggered by monsoon rains has seen almost 500,000 people displaced from their homes, at least 126 people killed and scores are still missing. In response to this increase in global flood risk, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in partnership with the US Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Distaster Assistance (OFDA) have published new guidance on flood risk management, called; Natural & Nature-based Flood Management: A Green Guide (Flood Green Guide) to support using natural and nature based methods for flood risk management. "We can't afford to continue to invest in short term solutions that don't take into account how weather patterns, sea levels and land use are changing the nature and severity of flooding," said Anita van Breda, World Wildlife Fund's senior director of environment and disaster. "The traditional approaches we've used to manage flooding in the past – like sea walls and levees – in most cases, won't work in isolation for the types of floods we're likely to experience in the future." The Flood Green Guide is an open-source resource that is supported by training and a resource library, specifically designed for those responsible for flood risk management, including municipal governments, community groups and non-governmental organisations worldwide. Access full report: Natural and Nature-Based Flood Mananagement: A Green Guide
Join Us At The Planning Convention 2017
Join the ALLEN & YORK recruitment team at the RTPI Planning Convention 2017 on 21 June, 155 Bishopsgate London. Expert speakers from around the world come together to address the questions from devolution and housing, to smart and sustainable planning. 50 key influencers in the industry debate, discuss and find creative solutions to the most pressing problems facing the profession, around the main theme; ‘How can planners contribute to building a stronger, inclusive and sustainable future for all?’ The convention is a great place for networking with experts and peers. Plus, if you're looking to recruit or progress your career our ALLEN & YORK team are on-hand for a chat! Contact Amy Witcomb to pre-book a meeting. Visit the Planning Convention 2017 to book your place.
Join Us At Facilities Show 2017, 20 - 22 June - London ExCeL
Join the ALLEN & YORK recruitment team at the world's largest event dedicated to Facilities Managers - Facilities Show 2017 20-22 June London ExCeL. Returning to ExCeL London for its fourth year, Facilities Show 2017 will once again deliver the latest solutions, newest products and services along with expert knowledge to assist decision makers in their project objectives. The show attracts FM's and suppliers from over 40 different countries and is a great place for networking. Plus, if you're looking to recruit or progress your career our ALLEN & YORK team are on-hand for a chat! Contact Gemma Howells to pre-book a meeting. Visit the Facilities Show 2017 to book your place.
Ethical Bottled Water Raises £15 million for Global Water Projects
If you have to drink bottled water then drink one that's trying to give everyone on the planet access to clean water. There are still 663 million people in the world who don't have access to clean water, and ethical drinks company One has an ambitious goal to end this water crisis by 2030. Whatever your view of the bottled water industry, and personally I would just drink it from the tap, saving on 35 million plastic bottles being used every day in the UK! Plus all the energy and wasted water that goes in to making a bottle of water. But hey, if you are going to drink bottled water, and 22 million people in the UK do, then drink one that donates it's profits to funding water projects around the world. One have raised over £15 million since it started in 2005 and has invested in projects such as training engineerings in Africa to fix village water pumps, deep water extraction in Kenya and Rwanda and solar pumps which can power off-grid water systems in remote communities. The reason it is called 'One' according to Chief Exec. Duncan Goose is “ because you can’t change a billion people’s lives but if you can change one, that’s a definition of success.” Read a recent interview in The Evening Standard with Duncan Goose to find out more. Search all water jobs
Recycling Association Name and Shame Worst Packing Offenders
Simon Ellin, Chief Executive of the Recycling Association in a recent interview with the BBC, has named and shamed companies and packaging solutions which are difficult or impossible to recycle. Pringles and Lucozade were flagged as two offenders. The metal lined cardboard tubes favoured by Pringles, has a metal base, foil and paper strip and plastic lid and is very difficult to recycle. He also criticised the Lucozade Sport bottle, which with an outer plastic film wrapping, which means that it's not only over-packaged, but also cannot be recycled. Ellin also said that black plastic meat trays can't be picked out by the infrared technology at material recycling facilities due to the pigment in them and therefore should be replaced by transparent trays which can be recycled. He reiterated that, “We have got to ensure that the whole supply chain is involved from designers, to manufacturers, to retailers, to recyclers, to local authorities and the householder so that the products we buy can be recycled. “The Quality First campaign, launched by The Recycling Association last year, wants to ensure that we provide good quality material to the market for recycling, and one of the best ways to help this is to ensure that the product is easy to recycle in the first place.” “Companies such as Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer and Unilever are pioneers in improving the sustainability of their products and ensuring the packaging can be recycled once used. If they can do it, surely other manufacturers and retailers can.” Find out more about The Quality First Campaign Browse all waste jobs
Welcome to My World – Green and Sexy Ethical Hedonism
Guest Blog by Alison Jane Reid Founder of Ethical Hedonist Magazine. Leading Journalist for the The Times, The Lady, You, The Mirror and Country Life, to name but a few. Human beings are perverse. There is a very vocal element of the green movement, that still thinks that saving the planet has to be a ghastly, hair shirt experience, involving endless opportunities for self deprivation, flagellation of the soul and generally going without. They should meet my consort. He thinks the only way to get rid of his tummy (and mine) is to thoroughly torture himself at the gym. Me, I would rather dance or skip my way to a pert bottom and supermodel pins! Why can’t getting what we need and want be fun? So, I have applied the same philosophy to saving the planet, minus the lecturing and guilt trip. I have come up with an alternative, and all-together more pleasing solution. It’s called Ethical Hedonism. I’ve even founded a magazine – www-ethcial-hedonist.com – the idea is gloriously simple. Let’s make sustainable ideas seriously sexy. What’s left of the counter culture hippie green movement needs a makeover for mass appeal. Let’s make green ideas groovy, and even a bit decadent, in a guilt free way. It is time to bring seeming opposites together, to make a delicious new idea. Genius right! The idea being that we can have fun, make planet friendly choices and do good at the same time. Why does environmentalism have to be so damned boring and unsexy? In their weekly tirades on social media, the greenocracy decree that we must not buy anymore clothes, that basking in the shower like a water baby for more than a minute, after a ten hour commute, is a sin, and they would like force us all to become vegans, insisting that any kind of animal husbandry is evil. This is just patently untrue. Try telling that to my friend who keeps rescued chicken and gives them all daily cuddles. Eggs from happy chickens taste extraordinary. Imagine not being able to eat a delicious, sybaritic Camembert or smother yourself in artisan, organic Greek yogurt if you really, really want to? I hate to break it to you, but it doesn’t matter what you do to vegan cream, it just doesn’t taste so damned delicious as organic double cream. Or the clotted stuff, with the golden crust, which is so good, why isn’t it illegal? And don’t get me started on non-dairy milk! They all taste and look like grey, thin water with artificially added vitamins. And what do they think would happen to all the organic and biodynamic farmers who are the custodians of what’s left our green and pleasant organic lands if we stopped buying all diary products? Please target the factory farms, and leave our organic and biodynamic farmers alone- they are doing a great job. The most exciting ideas and effective innovations for reducing our negative influence on the planet are coming from not from a culture of doing without, but rather a pragmatic, re-purposed model of luxury thrift, reinvention, philanthropy, big data and physics. How about aeroplanes powered by liquid hydrogen; sassy, look at me day dresses made from haute couture fashion waste and new roads engineered from recycled plastic bottles? Now that really has the wow factor for me. Preaching, shouting and lecturing to people who are overworked and mostly underpaid, doesn’t encourage anyone to make their recycling habits a work of art or entice us to buy Fair-trade shoes from single parent mothers in Peru. Talking about an artisan beer or wine that is utterly sublime to drink, and creates local jobs does. And ditto the fabulous, look at me jacket or shoes, with added social impact. We love to be seduced, we love to feel pampered, and we love to feel inspired. So, tell us we can buy a ravishing slow date dress that will become our best friend for life or a super food youth elixir, which just happens to be hand-harvested by a ladies co-operative in Kenya, and we will roll over like a kitten and lap it all up. Why, because we humans are fundamentally superficial. We don’t want to be told how hopeless everything is. We want to feel we can buy lovely, glamorous organic and artisan fripperies and help others through our own selfish desires for self- improvement and have fun whilst doing just that. Now do hop over to the magazine and read about the inventor who is disrupting the fishing industry, with his twinkling light system, which is set to make the fishing industry super sustainable, with a bit of help from Sir Richard Branson. Then, marvel and loose your heart to the darling, leading lady, monochrome cape made from fashion off cuts – perfect for the aspiring modern Hepburn. ALLEN & YORK are excited to be partnering with The Ethnical Hedonist and it will be our great pleasure to introduce you to more ways in which you can sparkle more brightly, in your new glamorous, emerald green, sustainable lifestyle, and encourage you to support their @crowdfunder campaign to ensure more people join the sustainable revolution! Find out more about The Ethical Hedonist Find out more about The Ethical Hedonist; Follow Alison Jane and the Ethical Hedonist on Twitter @AlisonJane
Environmentalists Split Over Scottish Offshore Wind Project
Environmentalists have been split this month over the Scottish courts ruling in favour of the construction of offshore wind farms in the firths of Forth and Tay, which overrides an earlier decision in July 2016 ruling in favour of RSPB Scotland to block the development. Stuart Housden, Director of RSPB Scotland said the charity had spent nearly nine years consulting on the schemes in an effort to minimise the risk to globally important wildlife. “Whilst we fully support deployment of renewable energy, this must not be at any cost,” he said. RSPB Scotland had said that this could be among the “most deadly wind farms for birds anywhere in the world”, and threatens protected iconic birds such as the puffins, gannets and kittiwakes. The other side of the argument is that climate change is the single biggest threat to birds and other wildlife on our planet, and we have to look to alternative low carbon, sustainable solutions for power generation going forward. Systems are being developed to protect birds from collision with turbines. Radar units can be set up several kilometres away to detect on-coming birds and shut down the turbines within minutes. Although not fitted to all turbines, this technology could be added to those in high bird volume areas. Arguably the best way forward is to better identify the location of offshore wind farms, to reduce the environmental impact on the birdlife, siting them away from bird collonies and migratory paths. The 4 offshore wind projects (Inch Cape, Neart na Gaoithe, Seagreen Alpha and Bravo) will total 335 turbines generating 2.3GW of power and creating between 2,500 to 13,000 new jobs during construction. The first project to come into construction phase will be Neart na Gaoithe, comprising of 64 turbines and will generate enough energy to power all the homes in a city the size of Edinburgh. Visit ALLEN & YORK website for latest jobs in renewable energy and environment.
Aligning Employee Health & Wellbeing wants with Business Needs
Guest Blog by Caroline Sidell. Corporate Health & Wellbeing Company Director at Via Vita Health Ltd Director and Owner Fit4ltd, National Wellbeing Lead for all PiXL Schools and Sunday Times PE Teacher of the Year Are you embracing employee wellbeing and happiness? Forward thinking companies are providing healthy workspaces and nurturing their employees to achieve greater retention and staff loyalty which ultimately boosts their bottom line. Do you know what your employees want? Before you make any decisions, the big question that you need to answer is what do your employees want, expect and need from a health and wellbeing programme. So before you spend any money and start heading in the wrong direction, ask yourself, do I know what our workforce want and need? You may have already consulted staff through your annual engagement survey, but it’s important to ensure that whatever means you decide to use, your employees feel included and consulted as part of this process. Here are some great ways to go about it: Specialised health & wellbeing survey Focus groups Opinion Polls Review recent engagement survey results Wellbeing Committee meetings with representatives At Via Vita Health, we use real data through our behaviour change health and wellbeing assessment tool to identify and understand the key areas your workforce want to prioritise relating to their health and wellbeing. We focus on the following key areas: Absence management Work:Life balance Energy Levels Diet & Nutrition Mental wellbeing Pressure & resilience Fitness Happiness Self-perceptions & intentions Meeting in the Middle It’s important to try and find some middle ground between the results of the employee consultation and the overarching strategic objectives of the business and the health and wellbeing programme. Usually there will be quite specific needs for individual groups of employees depending on their role, age, gender and geography, which is important to acknowledge and remedy as part of the overall plan. Make sure you find out your key drivers for improving the health and wellbeing of your staff through absence management. This will highlight what your biggest reason for absence is e.g. mental health, stress, muscle skeletal or minor illnesses. You can then tailor your programme to ensure you are improving these areas and track progress against your benchmark data. Striking the balance Striking a balance between an inclusive health and wellbeing strategy available to all, and tending to specific group requirements is always going to be a challenge. The key is to provide a variety of services such as workshops, one-to-one's, webinars, newsletters, online content and campaigns etc. Contact us at Via Vita Health for a full demo of all our services. Engagement How you communicate and explain your strategy and findings can have a huge impact on how your efforts are perceived within the workforce. Engaging in an open and transparent dialogue with employees throughout the whole process is a key ingredient to developing and delivering a successful health and wellbeing programme. Be strategic by planning your workplace wellbeing programme for at least the next 6 months to a year. Link in with national campaigns, use wellbeing champions to spread the word and create a wellbeing calendar of events to keep your employees informed about all the programmes they can access. Free workplace wellbeing consultation & programme recommendation For your free workplace wellbeing consultation contact us today. firstname.lastname@example.org