Principal Environmental Permitting Consultant

Job Title: Principal Environmental Permitting Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England, England
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH25779
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
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Job Published: about 3 years ago

Principal Environmental Permitting- Planning Consultant

Location: Nottingham

One of the leading engineering, architecture and environmental consultancies is looking to recruit a Environmental Permit and Planning Consultant.

If you would like to be part of a global network of 8500 people globally all working together to achieve successful project delivery and exceptional results for their clients in the water, energy and resources, environment, property, buildings, and transportation sectors.
The UK Environment team supports clients operating across most industrial sectors, addressing a variety of environmental issues, including: air, land and water contamination; environmental impact assessment; waste management; renewable energy/environmental permitting;


The Team are looking for an experienced and motivated principal environmental & Planning consultant with a proven track record in business development, winning work and project management, with at least 12-15 years' experience of preparing and delivering environmental performance and permitting projects in the UK.

The role will be based in their Nottingham office, you will work closely with the Operations Director to successfully deliver projects from initial proposal to issue of reports.


You will manage multidisciplinary environmental projects including preparing environmental permit applications, supporting clients with environmental regulatory compliance and implementing environmental management systems

You will take responsibility for business growth in existing and new areas, including opportunity generation and proposal writing.

You will establish quality client relationships and winning repeat work.

Ensure that the team technical project work is completed to a high standard and ensure client satisfaction.

Provide regulatory advice to clients and colleagues, including liaison with the regulatory authorities.

Assist junior team members in developing skills and competencies.


A minimum of 10 years relevant experience with significant exposure to consultancy
Educated to a minimum of degree level (but preferably higher) in a core science or engineering discipline.
Have achieved chartered status with a relevant institution.
Strong and up-to-date understanding of the Environmental Permitting regulatory regimes in the UK (preferably onshore and offshore)
Considerable experience in dealing with environmental legislation and the delivery of environmental improvements for industrial operations and installations.
Track record of attending/network development and relevant industry events
Strong track record of developing opportunities, winning work and managing client relationships

Broad industrial sector experience, specifically including the oil and gas sector
Candidates must be able to demonstrate additional expertise in any of the areas of environmental engineering, COMAH, energy management/emissions trading, air/water/waste management, carbon management or business development.
Experience of team leadership or formal mentoring and coaching roles within a commercial environment.


Team player with strong interpersonal skills
Project management skills and ownership of work
Strong presentation and communication skills, written and verbal
Must be confident, knowledgeable and have an established background in engineering, chemistry or a core science of relevance
A reliable and committed individual who has the drive and ability to develop the team and staff around them to achieve success in consulting.
A strong desire to produce high quality work in a tight deadline, fast paced environment with pinpoint attention to detail.

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