Senior / Principal Air Quality Consultant

Job Title: Senior / Principal Air Quality Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey, England
Salary: Competitive
REF: BBBH25882
Contact Name: Zoe Payne
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Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Senior/Principal Air Quality Consultant

Location: Surrey

My client is seeking a Principal Air Quality Consultant with a strong technical, people, stakeholder and project management skill set to join their Air Quality & Emissions team.

They are 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.

Their 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 have a good reputation for delivering technically demanding projects and employing innovative approaches. They work for a range of government departments, multi-national industrial clients, funding agencies and lenders, property developers, infrastructure contractors and regulatory authorities.

My clients currently has 17 air quality consultants based in offices primarily in our South East 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 markets.


Lead technical teams on a day to day basis on a variety of projects.

Provide technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to staff in support of their technical development.

Liaise with clients, stakeholders, regulators, subcontractors and other internal disciplines.

Support senior management in developing new business and the preparation of commercial offers to maintain and expand the current client base.

Work with the local and wider consultancy across the UK.

Continue to develop own competence and maintain continuing professional development, with support from the business.

Report and present on key technical issues clearly and concisely such that the information is understandable to non-specialists

Represent the company well and continue to build personal, team and company reputation


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 consultancy with knowledge of and experience in developing emissions inventories, undertaking detailed dispersion modelling, environmental impact assessment, options appraisals and feasibility studies.

Experience of undertaking air quality assessments in support of large infrastructure projects, particularly transport schemes

Experience in developing air quality and emissions business opportunities, either alone or as part of wider team supporting

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 clients and stakeholders at meetings.

Commercial awareness and understanding, and able to prepare complete responses to tenders.

A full UK driving licence.

Please call Barrie Dempster for an informal discussion on 01202 888 986 Ext 280.