Technical Director - ESIA Lead

Job Title: Technical Director - ESIA Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary: Up to £65000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH28136
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Technical Director - Environmental & Social Impact Assessment Lead - Scotland

Job Description

A unique and rare position has arisen for a Technical Director - ESIA. You will join and be part of the senior management team in the region. You will be responsible for developing our client base, increasing the ESIA offering. You will hold a relevant EIA or planning related degree or post-graduate qualification, along with a sound knowledge of the planning system and the EIA process.

You will have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to demonstrate a strong track record of project management and delivery of ESIA projects, along with team supervision and coordination experience gained within a consultancy or similar commercial context.

My client is a multinational consultancy and offers significant potential for career development and enhancement based on performance. Along with a competitive basic salary, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package including 25 days annual leave (excluding public holidays); flexible working arrangements; car allowance; private health cover; death-in-service cover; professional membership subscription; and pension.


  • The successful candidate will have responsibility for the management of a team of eight ESIA project managers who are based across four local offices: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Stirling.
  • Working within the power, waste management and minerals & mining sectors.
  • ESIA manager with experience of these sectors who can help to grow the ESIA offering together with providing leadership to the team.
  • Responsible for maintaining this by playing a key role in our regional business development strategy whilst ensuring the team deliver high quality support to existing clients and stay at the forefront of best practice in the industry.
  • Perform the role of Project Director providing leadership and support to a range of ESIA projects and planning applications.
  • This aspect of the work will also involve maintaining regular dialogue with the topic lead specialists in areas such as ecology or hydrology and senior level client contacts.
  • The role will involve regular short term travel throughout the UK, to both client/project sites and to other offices


  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate:
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good connections with industry in Scotland and north of England, ideally renewables, waste management and mining & minerals sectors.
  • Planning or EIA related degree such as project management or management qualification.
  • Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Full driving licence.

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