Principal/Senior EIA Consultant

Ricardo Energy & Environment
Various, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading engineering, technical and environmental consultancy with specific expertise in the sectors of water, energy, waste and climate change. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work and deliver added value. We offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

Nationally and internationally recognised for our expertise in planning and overseeing complex and sensitive projects, our skills have been utilised by a wide range of clients within the public and private sectors including the European Commission, central and local Government, utilities and developers.

The Opportunity

We are looking for highly experienced Principal/Senior Consultant with proven UK-based EIA, planning and leadership experience to join our Planning and EIA team. You will have the opportunity to project manage a variety of exciting infrastructure projects and play an integral role in the continued growth and success of the business.

You will lead and manage your own projects, manage multi-disciplinary teams and deliver all aspects of consultancy from tendering, budget control, leading projects, generating new business and nurturing existing client relationships.

You will fit into an existing team seeking to expand. You will be responsible for delivering into a wide range of projects using your technical EIA, planning and project management skills as well as having commercial responsibility for business development. You will also play a key role in the development of new and existing work streams and the active management of client relationships. 

Whilst the post will be based in one of our existing offices in Bristol, Harwell, London or Manchester the role will involve work across the rest of the UK and there may be occasional opportunities to be involved in projects internationally also.

Skills and Experience 

We would keen to hear from you if you have:

  • Degree qualification in EIA and / or town planning;
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification;
  • Chartered status (RTPI, IEMA);
  • Demonstrable experience working with multi-disciplinary teams;
  • In depth practical working knowledge of the UK planning system and consenting process;
  • Strong technical ability with experience in the management and delivery of EIA;
  • Experience of Strategic Environmental Assessment and Sustainability Appraisal, ideally in the water sector;
  • Proven experience of project management, budget control and leading projects;
  • Track record of business development, winning work and client management;
  • Experience in consulting and negotiating with planning authorities, regulators and stakeholders.

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. There will be opportunity for you to take on significant responsibility and progress your career in your chosen direction. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment. 

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.  Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.