built and natural environmental recruitment



ALLEN & YORK’s PLANNING & SURVEYING team have been an intrinsic part of the market for the last 20 years, offering expert knowledge and a reliable, quality-led service to both candidates and clients alike.

The team are constantly connected to the planning and surveying markets and able to offer relevant information ahead of the curve.

Our experienced team represent a broad range of clients, including; local authorities, specialist planning consultancies, multi-disciplinary consultancies and developers.

We give all our clients the same dedicated resource, whether a small practice looking to expand or a global multi-disciplinary looking for experts in this field.

We confidentially work with candidates of all levels and abilities and aim to build long lasting relationships that lead to future development and success.

Key Specialisms

Environmental Planning - Minerals and Waste Planning - Transport Planning - Valuation Surveying - Land Surveying - Town Planning - Urban Design


ALLEN & YORK’s dedicated BUILDINGS team provide recruitment services across the lifecycle of buildings projects; from design and architecture, through to construction and maintenance, recruiting roles at all levels, both on a permanent and temporary basis.

Working in partnership with leading consultancies, construction firms, property and estates companies, we take time to develop an in-depth understanding of the way they work and the roles they need to fill so that we can react quickly to match the most suitable candidates to support them in building strong teams to enable future growth.

Key Specialisms

Architecture - Building Services Engineering (M&E, Public Health) - Civil and Structural Engineering - Construction and Project Management - Building Surveying - BIM and CAD - Sustainable and Low Carbon Design - Quantity Surveying (QS) and Cost Consultancy - Facilities Management


From development, through to production, distribution and use, ALLEN & YORK’s ENERGY team source the best talent for companies covering the entire energy value chain.

This extremely well-established and experienced team enjoys a diverse client-base including, multinational utilities, independent power producers, project developers, private equity firms, original equipment manufacturers, EPC contractors, consultancies and technology start-ups located globally.

Our clients operate in diverse technologies including onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, hydro, marine energy, transmission and distribution, energy storage, smart grids and bioenergy.

We proactively network with leading industry professionals and are best placed to represent your company to them. We have in-depth and comprehensive technical knowledge due to our longevity in the sector and our proactive development of our team.

Key Specialisms

AD/Gasification - Bioenergy - Distributed Energy - Energy from Waste - Energy Management - Energy Efficiency Consultancy - Energy Regulation & Policy - Energy Sales and Procurement -Energy Storage - Hydro - Offshore Wind - Onshore Wind - Smart Energy - Solar - Transmission and Distribution - Wave and Tidal


Every industry requires health and safety expertise, and every company is looking for a specific skill-set.

ALLEN & YORK have structured our business accordingly, with internal teams focused on HSE in industry specific sectors, allowing us to expertly understand the operating environments of our clients and to meet their specific needs. 

Our Construction team primarily resource for clients involved in large infrastructure projects or private enterprises who require candidates with a specialist set of skills.

Key Specialisms

Construction - Corporate - Consultancy

A separate unit of our HEALTH & SAFETY team recruit exclusively across corporate HSE roles, which encompasses a wide range of industries from retail to leisure, telecoms to finance. Each consultant has their own specialist area of focus and recruits at all levels, ensuring that each client receives a dedicated and well informed service, delivering the highest quality of candidates.


We’re enthusiastic about a move towards a more circular economy and increasing the production of energy from waste. We work with national and regional waste management companies within the UK, as well as international companies. 

Waste and resource management is one of the most innovative industries we specialise across and our consultants take time to attend site visits and conferences to stay abreast of the latest technology and developments within the sector.

Whether you are converting coffee grounds into biofuels, collecting municipal waste for recycling or producing biogas at an AD plant, we are able to source the best talent for your company.

We recruit across the full spectrum of waste positions and at all levels, from waste operations to business development and sales.

Key Specialisms

Hazardous Waste - Recycling - Waste Engineering - Waste Management and Operations - Waste Planning and Strategy - Waste Sales - Waste Treatment


Environmental and Sustainability recruitment is at the core of ALLEN & YORK. We are industry specialists and have an unrivalled track record in this sector. All our consultants have a passion for driving the sustainability agenda forward, several of whom are environmental graduates themselves.

We recruit across the corporate and consultancy markets and have broad and deep coverage of the industry. Our experience, combined with our specialist focus, means we can provide our clients with unrivalled insight into both regional and national talent pools through our vast network of contacts, many of which have been maintained throughout our entire 24-year history.

The increasing complexity of environmental and sustainability challenges faced by the international community means that new and exciting job opportunities continue to be created all the time. ALLEN & YORK’s ENVIRONMENTAL team take great pride in recruiting across this developing global sector.

Key Specialisms

Air and Noise - Arboriculture - Asbestos - Contaminated Land and Remediation - Ecology - EIA and SEA - EMS, Permitting & Compliance - Geotechnical/Geo-environmental Engineering - GIS Hydrology and Flood Risk - Landscape Architecture


Corporate Sustainability encompasses an ongoing committment of businesses to move towards a more sustainable business model;  to behave ethically and contribute to sustainable development.  The commercial world are embracing sustainability and the circular economy, due in part to consumer demand, but also a desire to move towards a more sustainable future.

Key Specialisms

 Software as a Solution (SaaS) - Sustainability and CSR - Sustainable Supply Chain - Water Quality


Our passion is to support a more sustainable, equal and poverty free world, in which human rights and the environment are protected. As a result, we have grown our SOCIAL & INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT recruitment team, which partners with international development and funding organisations, government bodies, multidisciplinary/boutique consultancies, as well as private and public debt and equity investment firms.

Our specialist team are focused on senior and C-suite positions, working on what is a truly global candidate base. Our team ensure that potentially complex and high level arrangements are executed efficiency, to deliver excellent service every time. 

Key Specialisms

Private Sector Development / Economic Growth - SRI / Green Investment - ESG - SIA - Impact Investing - Governance - Monitoring and Evaluation - Climate Change - Human Rights
Agriculture and Food Security - Health and Nutrition - Conflict, Security and Violence


ALLEN & YORK’s RAIL & HIGHWAYS team support organisations working toward developing smart infrastructure to support low carbon mobility.

We work with some of the biggest companies in the sector to source and recruit highly experienced, knowledgeable personnel across this diverse and complex sector.

Our recruitment team continually build their candidate networks, often in skills-short markets to ensure we source the most relevant recruits for each position.

We primarily recruit mid to senior level ‘white collar’ professionals and are working with many high-profile organisations to build a new, more robust UK transportation infrastructure for the future.

Key Specialisms

Automation, Signalling and Telecommunications - Electrification & Plant - Permanent Way - Civil and Structural Engineering - Estimation & Quantity Surveying - Commercial Management
Construction - Highways Design - Project Management


Every day millions of householders and offices across the UK receive good quality water, sanitation and drainage services. ALLEN & YORK’s WATER team are recruiting specialist professionals who are responsible for making this happen. 

We work with a range of clients across the water industry, recruiting across construction, maintenance, asset management and business development. Our team are knowledgeable and well networked, delivering high calibre candidates across permanent and contract roles.

We recruit at all levels and technical disciplines, working across projects and individual positions to meet each requirements specific needs. 

Key Specialisms

Asset Management - Business Development - Civil Engineering - Electrical - Leakage and Drainage - Mechanical - Process Engineering - Project Management - Water Modelling
Water Treatment