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Principal Odour and Air Quality Specialist

Principal Odour and Air Quality Specialist

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Principal Odour and Air Quality Specialist to join our team in Knutsford.


Due to continuing success in the industrial, waste and waste water sectors, we are looking to recruit a Principal Air Quality Consultant with a specialism in odour management.


This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Odour / Air Quality Management professional with a successful track record in business development and project delivery to join our long-established and growing air quality team within the Environmental Assessment business unit.


You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging and fulfilling working environment. There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within the air quality field, across Wood's wider Environment & Infrastructure consultancy business.


Key Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will include developing and delivering projects across a broad portfolio of private and public sector clients, with projects typically including odour measurement, detailed odour dispersion modelling and providing technical mitigation advice to reduce odour impacts. Our team also provides expert witness services to a number of clients.


Building on a strong technical foundation, you would manage and deliver air quality projects, support other senior team members in the technical development of more junior staff and promote best-practice across the service. An important element of the role is the management of odour and other air quality projects. You would provide active support to, and where appropriate lead, group-wide business development activities by identifying new opportunities, building client relationships and developing project proposals.


You will ensure the excellence of our technical delivery, grow an existing team and elevate the profile of our work. You will seek opportunities to demonstrate sector leadership, develop new products and services and grow our market share. You will have a key role in helping the Environmental Assessment business unit and Wood E&I UK achieve our 2016 growth targets.


Skills / Qualifications

  • You will have a proven air quality background, with a detailed knowledge of air quality policies, legislation, assessment and appraisal
  • You will have a specialism in odour impact assessment and an understanding of the various types and applications of abatement techniques. You will typically have about ten years (or more) of relevant experience
  • Membership of a relevant professional body, such as the IAQM or CIWEM, would also be advantageous
  • Competence in managing odour projects, technically and financially, is a prime requirement. You will also need to have experience of: dealing directly with clients on a day-to-day basis; defining project specifications; effectively managing project teams; and planning, forecasting and monitoring progress against budget and towards project outcomes
  • Public inquiry or other expert witness experience would be an advantage
  • You will have experience in business development and the building of relationships with clients in order to identify and deliver new opportunities and support the ongoing growth and development of Wood's air quality services
  • You will be comfortable working on your own or as part of a team, often between two or more offices


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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