Principal / Associate Air Quality Consultant- Contract

Job Title: Principal / Associate Air Quality Consultant- Contract
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH25884
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

Principal/Associate Air Quality Consultant- FIXED TERM CONTRACT


My client is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, providing services for clients across a range of market sectors including transportation, cities, water, energy and defence.

The Fixed term secondment would initially be for up to 1 year with the possibility of extension beyond this. On completion of the secondment, opportunities would exist within the Air Quality and Emissions team within Atkins' Infrastructure division and the team would be available to provide support on air quality tasks during the secondment.

The Air Quality and Emissions team within the Infrastructure division is committed to providing specialist air quality consultancy services in connection with land development, transport and energy projects.

Their work includes undertaking desk and field based air quality, dust and odour impact assessments for planning applications, emissions calculations and dispersion modelling, air quality action planning, mitigation design, specialist services for environmental permit applications and Environmental Impact Assessments, and technical advisory services including developing guidance and tools.

They currently has 17 air quality consultants based in offices primarily in our South East at their "centre of excellence". They operate across the UK and internationally, working closely with colleagues from other environmental and engineering disciplines, across all the diverse market.


For the secondment opportunity the key responsibilities are:

* Providing leadership and specialist technical knowledge on air quality.
* Liaising with stakeholders via various different forums to obtain air quality information and to ensure the stakeholder's requirements are understood.
* Reporting and presenting on key technical issues clearly and concisely such that the information is understandable to non-specialists.
* Presenting on the air quality topic to a variety of audiences including, specialists within the organisation, local authorities and community members.
* Managing consultants and contractors appointed to undertake air quality monitoring and assessment related to construction works.
* Working collaboratively with technical specialists including other environmental specialists, engineers, construction experts and project managers within the organisation and within contractor organisations.
* Reviewing and critically appraising deliverables produced by consultants and contractors to ensure compliance with organisation technical air quality requirements, UK air quality best practice guidance and EU and UK air quality laws and regulations.
* Working with academic institutions and other organisations to further knowledge and understanding of air quality monitoring techniques, green infrastructure and low and zero emission technologies, with the aim of contributing to the development of future best practice.
* Input to workload and budget planning within the organisation and for partner organisations.


* Degree or Masters qualified in an environmental or science subject.
* Chartered (or actively working towards such) with a relevant professional institute [If not yet Chartered, we would expect the candidate, with our support, to become Chartered within 12 months of joining.]

Essential Criteria

* A proven track record in air quality within in a consultancy and/or the construction industry.
* Knowledge and experience of undertaking air quality and dust monitoring, analysis of air quality datasets, including air quality and dust monitoring data, undertaking or reviewing detailed dispersion modelling, environmental impact assessment, options appraisals and feasibility studies.
* Experience of undertaking or reviewing air quality assessments in support of large infrastructure projects, particularly transport schemes.
* Excellent working knowledge and demonstrable understanding of relevant legislation, policy, technical guidance and industry standards and best practice relating to air quality.
* Experience of project management, supervision and quality assurance of air quality packages of work including managing others to delivery against high technical standards.
* Able to present own and others' work to stakeholders at meetings.
* Commercial awareness and understanding, and able to prepare complete responses to tenders.
* A full UK driving licence.

Please call Zoe Payne to discuss this Fixed Term Contract further on 01202 888 986 Ext 202.