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Associate Director EIA

Cardiff, United Kingdom | AECOM

  • Industry:
    Mechanical / Industrial Engineering
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
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Job Description:
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AECOM’s UK Environment & Planning team is looking to recruit an Associate Director EIA professional with experience to join our Cardiff or Bristol team. The successful candidate will have a track-record of successful project delivery, client management and business development. In particular, we are looking for an individual with experience in power, infrastructure and urban regeneration projects, though additional experience in other sectors would be beneficial.

AECOM’s reputation in EIA is second to none and we are involved in some of UK’s most challenging and career defining infrastructure projects. We are the leading EIA consultant in the UK and have an unrivalled track record delivering projects within the south west.

We are looking for someone that will be able to take a senior role within a vibrant and diverse team; helping us to continue to deliver a high quality service to existing clients and to expand our market share in established and new development sectors. The Associate EIA Consultant will deliver consultancy and advisory services to both internal and external clients to a high level of technical quality and to programme and budget.

Job Duties:

Manage the technical and financial delivery of EIA and Planning projects on a day-to-day basis to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the highest standard.

Mentor junior EIA practiioners and assist with growing our team.

Manage and deliver project documents including Scoping Reports, and related technical studies, under the guidance of our experienced Project Directors.

Analyse data effectively and carry out desk based studies and site visits when required

Produce Environmental Statement (ES) Chapters, and Non-Technical Summaries

Manage technical specialists in the preparation of ESs.

Manage projects and project teams, distributing work to more junior staff.

Chair or participate in team meetings, client briefs and other meetings as and when required.

Prioritise project actions and meet commitments on an on-going basis while taking ownership and responsibility for the quality and completion of work

Keep up to date and brief the team with relevant environmental and EIA legislation/policy/guidance

Manage and mentor sub consultants and more junior staff

Contribute to work wining activities and client account management to continuously improve our service offering for our clients through business development initiatives

Understand and lead by example in quality, innovation and health & safety and ensure these are addressed throughout a project.

Specific Skills Required:

Experience in EIA, Planning and Environmental Management

Experience in project management of EIA and Planning projects over a variety of project types

Experience of DCO and T&CP submissions

A track-record of successful client management

Highly motivated and able to work with limited direction

Excellent communication and networking skills

Minimum Requirements

Experience in EIA, Planning and Environmental Management.

Experience in power, infrastructure and / or urban regeneration projects

Experience in project delivery and client management.

Experience of DCO and T&CP submissions within England and Wales.

Technical and professional proficiency with a solid career history and experience in delivering residential, commercial, power and infrastructure projects in a collaborative environment.

Experience in business development with new and existing clients and preparation of tenders and fee proposals.

Versatile and highly experienced in pursuing opportunities and managing the delivery projects with strong written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

A relevant degree.

A relevant post graduate qualification.

Chartership or other professional accreditation/ registration with a recognised body.

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