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Senior Environmental Consultant



7d ago

  • Job
    Senior (5-8 years)
  • Science
  • Manchester

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  • You must have a relevant degree, chartered status, project planning experience, infrastructure project delivery, consent programme expertise, multi-disciplinary consent activities, environmental impact assessment experience, confident communication skills, and knowledge of complex planning routes and sectors.
  • You will manage multiple consent applications, advise on environmental risks, coordinate stakeholder negotiations, produce high-quality documents, and ensure compliance with consent conditions.


  • You’ll have a relevant degree (or equivalent) or MSc in environment and ideally chartered (CEnv, MIEMA, MCIWEM, CSci).
  • Be conversant in project planning and delivery of environmental aspects to satisfy planning requirements or conditions
  • Experienced in design and build stage of projects either as part of a contractor’s design team or working on behalf of the client
  • Demonstrable delivery of consent programme on major UK infrastructure projects
  • Experience delivering multi-disciplinary consent activities across (but not limited to) – water, biodiversity, cultural heritage and contaminated land remediation.
  • Knowledge and experience delivering consents under hybrid Bill, DCO, TWA and TCPA planning regimes
  • Experience with environmental impact assessments
  • Understanding of issues around consenting and risks to design process, with experience integrating consent requirements into design
  • Confident communicator to work with a range of clients, stakeholders and project teams Career expertise in multiple sectors desirable (rail, highways, energy, water)
  • Environment, multi sector delivery, major infrastructure, understanding of complex planning routes (TWA, hybrid Bill, DCO, TCPA)
  • Experience working with NEC3/4 contracts would be advantageous but not essential


  • This is a key position where you will facilitate the integration of environmental aspects of consents and consenting activities into project delivery, across design, assessment and construction. The Environment Manager is responsible for:
  • Management and delivery of multiple and multi-disciplinary consents applications
  • Working with clients and design teams to identify all relevant environmental consents required and advise on their management
  • Advising client of environmental risks during pre-consenting, design and construction of projects
  • Identifying consents and assessments required with stakeholders, regulators and client and negotiate agreements
  • Scheduling of priority activities and deliverables and managing or coordinating environmental site teams
  • Coordinate and chair relevant technical meetings with planning, design and environment teams, stakeholders and client teams
  • Produce high quality documents for submission to determining authority
  • Plan integration of consent conditions into design and working methodology
  • Communicate consent requirements to site teams/client/technical teams
  • Audit of consent conditions and compliance


What are the primary responsibilities of a Senior Environmental Consultant at RPS?

The primary responsibility of a Senior Environmental Consultant at RPS is to support the environmental compliance and consent applications of infrastructure schemes including renewables.

Where can the role of Senior Environmental Consultant be based?

The role of Senior Environmental Consultant can be based at multiple locations across the UK.

Is this a full-time or part-time position?

This position can be either full-time or part-time.

What kind of consultancy does RPS specialize in?

RPS specializes in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of environmental, social and economic landscapes.

What type of consultancy projects will the Senior Environmental Consultant work on?

The Senior Environmental Consultant will work on infrastructure schemes including renewables.

We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

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Mission & Purpose

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries, working across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and program management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services. We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.