Senior EIA Coordinator / Environmental Consultant

Job Title: Senior EIA Coordinator / Environmental Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £30000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH24719
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Senior EIA Coordinator / Environmental Consultant

As a result of continued success, my client is seeking a Consultant, Senior Consultant and Principal level EIA Coordinators/ Environmental Consultants to join their established Environment and Planning Team based in the Midlands and northern England (Birmingham, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Leeds and/ or Altrincham offices). This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the most highly rated EIA teams in the UK.

By joining our 50 plus Environment and Planning Team in the Midlands and North you will have the potential to be involved across a wide range of development projects - including railways, highways, ports and airports, power plants, power transmission lines, and oil and gas developments. You will provide environmental inputs across project lifecycles; from early strategy development, through feasibility, optioneering/ option selection, outline design, to detailed design and construction and scheme operation/ maintenance.

You will provide input to locally and nationally significant development schemes that are progressing through all types of consenting regimes (including Development Consent Orders), working with high profile clients such as HS2 Ltd, National Grid, Highways England, Network Rail, Shell, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), power companies, local authorities and many others.

A selection of our current and recent projects includes:

  • HS2 Phase 2b (Lot 2 Leeds South) (HS2)
  • HS2 Phase 1
  • Trafford Park Line (TfGM)
  • M54-M6 Link & A38 Derby Junctions (Highways England)
  • North Wales Connection (National Grid)
  • Green Port Hull (Associated British Ports)
  • Infinity Park (Derby City Council)

Job Responsibilities:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs to a wide range of development projects;
  • Manage and coordinate preparation of EIA screening and scoping activities, Environmental Statements including the technical review of specialist chapters;
  • Liaise with clients and internal supply teams;
  • Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Team (both within Leeds and across the UK), delegating activities to staff as applicable;
  • Work with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are appropriately taken into account;
  • Monitor and manage budgets; and
  • Assist with business development activities and manage preparation of technical proposals.
  • Minimum Requirements
  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline;
  • Post-graduate degree an advantage;
  • Appropriate professional membership - CEnv an advantage
  • Experience commensurate with specified job responsibilities;
  • Experience managing and coordinating environmental commissions and EIAs for a wide range of development projects. Work in transportation, renewable energy, port-related developments and electrical connections would be a distinct advantage;
  • An excellent understanding of the EIA processes (including screening and scoping), environmental assessment methods and applicable planning legislation;
  • Excellent report writing, technical reviewing and communication skills - all with an attention to detail;
  • Excellent project management skills, including experience of programming, and budget/ financial management;
  • The ability to work as part of an established team, supervising members of staff as applicable; and
  • Full driving licence and a willingness to travel.

My client is looking for people who are excellent team players who have a proactive and positive attitude and who are willing contribute and lead important environmental commissions. These positions offer excellent career progression opportunities within an established, friendly and professional environmental team. Benefits include a highly competitive salary according to skills and experience, together with a wide range of associated employment benefits.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in a relevant environmental discipline;
  • Post-graduate degree an advantage;
  • Appropriate professional membership - CEnv an advantage.

For more information or an informal chat, please call Barrie Dempster or email

I look forward to receiving your application