EIA Consultant- Rail & Infrastructure

Job Title: EIA Consultant- Rail & Infrastructure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands,
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH22323
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago



You will be supporting on all environmental impact assessment work (including associated assessments) developed for the hybrid Bill for Phase Two in accordance with organisational, sponsor and parliamentary requirements.


You will support the Area Team's environmental assessment requirements and deliverables, working in close association with the rest of the Area Team, the other Phase Two Area Teams (particularly adjacent areas), HS2 Ltd's Technical Directorate and the Phase Two Central Environment Team. Ensure all client requirements are met for the hybrid Bill (and in particular the Area Environmental Report).

You will work closely with other consultants appointed to undertake area environmental assessment (including transport and equalities impact assessment) and design in order to input on the environmental and sustainability aspects and ensure compliance with HS2 Ltd assumptions in relation to design, construction and operation.

You will be working closely with the Environment Manager, provide area environmental support to the hybrid Bill team and preparation of petition responses and reports to Select Committee.

You will be working closely with the Environment Manager, draft responses to general internal and external enquiries (including FOI, EIR and PQ requests) on area environmental (including EIA, TA and EqIA) matters to ensure timely, consistent, robust and assured responses.

You will support the Area Senior Environment Manager and Environment Manager on internal and external reporting of environmental matters.

You will ensure full audit trail of key decisions and compliant data management to enable effective petition management, efficient handling of inquiries (including FOI and EIR) and to ensure that statutory requirements are met.


    1. Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant environmental/ built environmental discipline.

    2. Working towards membership of a relevant environmental/ built environmental organisation.

    3. Experience of environmental assessment (EIA) on large scale projects.

    4. Knowledge of environmental legislation and current best practice guidance.

    5. Proven ability to work across multidisciplinary teams.

    6. Strong numeracy, written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to engage with a range of stakeholders on sensitive environmental issues.

    7. Strong IT skills and proven working ability to use Office based software, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, coupled with an aptitude towards learning and utilising new software in the office environment (training is provided in the use of the internal document management systems). A good understanding of GIS, SharePoint and eB is also desirable.

    8. Experience of preparing/ reviewing material for and attending public consultations.

    9. Experience of working under tight deadlines.

I look forward to receiving your application so please call Zoe Payne on 01202 888 986 Ext 202 or email