Principal Environmental Consultant & Water and Environment

Job Title: Principal Environmental Consultant & Water and Environment
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH24983
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant & Water and Environment


Following 2 years of continued success and growth in my client's Water and Environment team, are expanding their teams across all levels to support the delivery of a variety of projects in the Rivers and Coastal sector whilst supporting the Water, Rail, Highways and Tunnels divisions.

My client delivers projects in the UK and across the globe. Some of the successful projects delivered include high profile projects, award-winning Newhaven Flood Alleviation Scheme, Dalmuir Wastewater Treatment Works in Scotland. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of the expansion process and to help maintain and grow my client's position as a leading supplier of engineering and environmental services.

The Role & Responsibilities

You will provide a significant contribution to delivering projects for the Environment Agency and other clients across England and Wales. Projects will include a variety of fluvial and coastal flooding projects, as well as strategies and other infrastructure projects (water, rail, housing or commercial property). You will be working on delivering the environmental and EIA elements of those including both the technical elements of projects as well as the management ones.

Key skills

  • Environmental Legislation
  • Environmental Clerk of Works/Environmental site audits
  • Environmental Management Plans
  • Project work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Project Management

In addition to the above, you would be expected to be able to demonstrate working experience in some of the following technical areas:

  • Work experience in delivering EIA
  • Work experience on rail projects
  • Work experience on river/coastal projects
  • Experience on projects needing Habitats Directive Assessment or Water Framework Directive Assessment
  • Ecology
  • Consenting
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Contaminated Land
  • Sustainability Assessments
  • Health Impact Assessments

You will be asked to develop the technical aspects of projects from feasibility to detailed design with particular regards to the environmental assessment process, consultation, applying for consents and submitting a planning application.


As the successful candidate, you will hold a BSc/MSc in a related Environmental Science field with experience in EIA. You will be a member of a relevant institution working towards chartership or be chartered. You will also drive on behalf of the company to visit clients/sites etc and therefore a valid UK driving licence is essential.

We look forward to receiving your application. For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 or email