Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a leading planning and development consultancy in London with the hire of a Senior Consultant to join the Environmental Planning team.

This role will allow you to work in a collaborative, dynamic environment alongside leaders in their fields with a fantastic range of clients on a wide variety of highly prestigious and diverse range of projects!

There will be a varied range of environmental planning and EIA opportunities, from providing strategic advice, masterplanning support, critical friend roles, ES review and EIA delivery. Additionally, a focus on opportunities for business development, digital transformation, sustainability and net zero.

What will I be doing?

  • Manage EIA stages, including screening, scoping reports and EIA; with limited support from senior colleagues.
  • Report writing including drafting and technical review of reports and ES chapters.
  • Manage and build relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Leading on some project client meetings.
  • Managing project delivery programme, budgets and invoicing.
  • Playing a key role in the preparation of tenders and fee proposals.
  • Support and contribute towards the business development and management strategies.
  • Coach and support junior colleagues.
  • Develop industry reputation and represent Quod at industry events and professional bodies such as IEMA

What do I need to hold/demonstrate to apply

  • Appropriate degree and/or higher qualification in relevant subject.
  • Membership of IEMA preferred.
  • Sound understanding of environmental legislation, relevant policy and guidance.
  • Good knowledge of all stages of EIA process, procedures and best practice.
  • Previous relevant industry experience across a range of projects.
  • Commercial awareness and good project and financial management skills and able to manage multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience in engagement with planning authorities and stakeholders.
  • Positive, professional attitude and proactive approach with a focus on finding solutions.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects.
  • Independently problem solves.
  • Enjoys responsibility working under own initiative and integrating/collaborating with other teams.

What’s on offer

  • Competitive salary subject to relevant experience.
  • Pension.
  • 28 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays and the ability to buy additional annual leave after two years service.
  • Following probation, there is an excellent benefits scheme including discretionary bonus’, a range of health benefits, private medical insurance, travel season ticket loans and cycle-to-work scheme.

What next?

The Director leading this recruitment is keen to meet with suitable Senior Environmental Planners ASAP so please register your interest below by clicking ‘apply’.

For more information on this role or other vacancies in London please contact me on 01792 365 001 or matt.fraser@penguinrecruitment.co.uk

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