Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant
Jacobs Engineering Group
London, GB
4d ago


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector deliveringsolutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum ofservices including scientific, technical, professional, and construction andprogram -

management. Our 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the worldserve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial,commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.

During our 125 years in the UK, we have beeninvolved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, deliveringinnovative and sustainable solutions to the country’s most critical issues,from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security andsafeguarding mobility.

That’s because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.

Ranked No. 1 by Fortune’s 2019World's Most Admired Companies

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Our Environment, Maritime and Resilience business provides a focus for advising our clients on sustainability issues including renewable energy, low carbon economies, impacts of climate change and waste and resource management.

Our environmental capabilities comprise of in excess of 1000 staff based predominantly in the UK, but with reach into the Middle East and in India.

Within the EMR business, the Environmental Assessment team is a key team that delivers some of Jacobs’s most complex and demanding projects.

We work on some of the biggest projects for clients such as HS2, Highways England, Network Rail, the Environment Agency, Horizon Nuclear Power and many more.

We are a team of over 150 people, having come together through the acquisition of CH2M Hill. Our London team is based in the Cottons Centre at London Bridge and brings together over 30 EIA coordinators at all levels, supported by a depth and breadth of technical specialists.

Overview of the role

The core technical focus for these roles will be on the coordination of Environmental Impact Assessments, although this extends to other projects such as Integrated Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental Assessments and Sustainability Appraisals.

These all feature under the common name of EIA below. Our staff are expected to work at various stages, including optioneering, screening, scoping, assessment and follow on.

As well as delivering excellent technical work, our staff contribute to project management and business development. With a strong pipeline of work, we are seeking a number of staff to fill the following roles.

  • Values
  • Embodying and contributing to key Jacobs values including health, safety, wellbeing, integrity, inclusion, diversity and sustainability
  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects and demonstrating a commitment to your own safety and that of those around you.
  • Championing wellbeing and Beyond Zero.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Working as part of the Environmental Assessment team to deliver a range of environmental projects.
  • Coordinating and managing EIA projects, particularly those in the highways / rail, water, utilities and power sectors.
  • Writing and reviewing environmental deliverables to a very high standard.
  • Providing clients with advice and support on technical matters relating to planning, EIA and environmental management.
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues, environmental specialists, engineers, design team members, stakeholders and clients.
  • Problem Solving
  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems.
  • Project Management
  • Helping with preparation of contract documents, proposals and work specifications.
  • Financial monitoring of projects, document control, progress reporting and other project management tasks.
  • Business development
  • Supporting business development initiatives and bids
  • Requirements :
  • Education
  • Education
  • A good degree qualification, preferably in a relevant environmental / natural science / planning subject, is essential.
  • A second degree e.g. MSc or higher qualification is desirable.
  • Skills
  • An excellent understanding of environmental impacts associated with major infrastructure projects is essential.
  • Strong technical ability in EIA and an ability to complete high quality and robust EIAs is essential.
  • Proven experience of technical review skills and ability to programme, run and complete high quality environmental assessments is essential.
  • An excellent understanding of key environmental legislation, policy and issues is essential.
  • Strong team working capabilities and an ability to be flexible and go the extra mile is essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others is essential.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to apply knowledge to practical situations is essential.
  • Strong organisational and numerical skills are essential.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including editorial skills are essential.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of a discipline (e.g. ecology / water / health / equalities) is desirable but not essential
  • Sector Experience
  • Experience of working with major infrastructure clients (e.g. Highways England, Network Rail, Environment Agency etc.) is desirable.
  • Chartership
  • Professional membership of a relevant professional body e.g. Institute of Environmental Science (IES), Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) or similar is desirable.
  • Working towards chartered status would be advantageous e.g. Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Town Planner.
  • An ability to understand key discussions and contribute to thought leadership in the field, e.g. through contributing ideas and articles to IEMA.
  • Project Experience
  • SEA / IIA / SA experience is desirable.
  • Experience of feasibility / options appraisal is desirable.
  • International experience
  • International experience is desirable.
  • Driving licence
  • A clean driving licence is desirable.
  • Flexibility
  • A willingness to work out of other Jacobs Offices in the UK is essential
  • Our Culture

    At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero’ by putting the health,safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

    We arecommitted to equality across our business and we work with externalorganisations such as STEM , WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall .

    We are also DisabilityConfident Committed ;therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet theminimum criteria for a vacancy.

    Weencourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reducedhours’ contracts.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to awide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversitywhich is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

  • To find out more about our networks, please visit ourwebsite;
  • Successfulcandidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security StandardPre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including : Identity, Right to Work;
  • Employment / Education History and Criminal Record. Ifyou are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employmentmay be delayed or rejected.

    JACOBSis an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeingof all.

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