We Are Recruiting: Senior Environmental Consultant

Updated January 2024

We’re looking for an experienced team member to join our dynamic and expanding environmental consultancy. Our success is founded on the quality and wellbeing of our team, and we are committed to achieving mutual benefits through continuing professional development and positive workplace practices which value individuals.

This position would ideally be full-time, but part time will be considered for the right individual. Remote working for part of the week can be accommodated.  Please note this role is open only to those with eligibility to work in UK at this time.

Role Overview

Our environmental planning team focuses on the delivery of environmental assessments to support local plan-making as well as projects seeking planning permission. We work with a range of clients from across the private and public sectors, for clients including local planning authorities, statutory agencies, landowners, and private developers. We specialise in Sustainability Appraisal and Strategic Environmental Assessment, Habitats Regulations Assessment (including nutrient neutrality assessment) and Environmental Impact Assessment.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, senior environmental consultant with at least 3+ years professional experience in the private or public sector to strengthen the capacity and expertise within our friendly team. As part of a small and expanding team, the role offers a fantastic opportunity for personal growth and development with opportunities for hands-on involvement at all stages of our projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertaking site assessments
  • Contributing to high quality environmental assessment reports
  • Day to day client liaison
  • Liaising with project team members and attending client and stakeholder meetings
  • Providing technical guidance and support to junior team members
  • Contributing to business development activities, including bid-writing


  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent in environmental science or a related discipline, and
  • MSc in a relevant field
  • Thorough knowledge of UK legislation and technical guidance in relation to environmental assessment, planning and nature conservation
  • Demonstrable track record in producing high quality written reports suitable for public consultation
  • Membership/Chartership within the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) or similar professional institute
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately to internal and external stakeholders, both verbally and through written communication
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Numeric literacy, and good capability with common computer applications

Desired Experience

  • Use of GIS software, particularly ArcGIS
  • Working with a range of environmental disciplines
  • Business development in the environmental sector, bid preparation and sales

We Offer:

  • Opportunity to demonstrate and develop your business development and leadership skills
  • IEMA membership and dedicated personal development budget
  • Contributory pension
  • Optional private health care and mental health first aider on staff
  • Flexible working and 31 days annual leave
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Established TOIL system

Salary range: £35K – £45k, commensurate with experience

Apply to:  hello@ueec.co.uk