• Title
    Senior / Principal Air Quality Scientist
    Requisition ID
    2018-29482
    Work Location
    GB-Berkshire-Reading
    Department / Discipline
    Environmental
    Additional Work Location
    GB-Berkshire-Reading
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Due to continuing success in the industrial, transport and infrastructure sectors, we are looking to recruit a Senior or Principal Air Quality Consultant into our London team, based in prestigious offices in Canary Wharf, Docklands.

     

    This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Air Quality Management professional with a successful track record in project delivery and business development 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. The current team workload covers the full range of technical expertise (air quality monitoring, assessment, modelling and abatement/mitigation scenarios) and we also specialise in odour monitoring, modelling, assessment and abatement. Our projects cover several markets, including planning, the manufacturing and chemical industry, oil & gas, waste management, wastewater treatment, transportation and Local Air Quality Management (LAQM). In addition, we support our Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) colleagues on major infrastructure projects in the aviation, transport, nuclear new-build and industrial sectors. Our team also provides expert witness services to a number of clients. There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development within the air quality management field, across Wood’s wider Environment & Infrastructure consultancy business.

     

    Key Responsibilities

    Your responsibilities will include managing and directing air quality projects across a broad portfolio of private and public sector clients, with projects typically including road traffic dispersion modelling, industrial source dispersion modelling, odour measurement and modelling, and providing technical mitigation advice to reduce odour impacts.

     

    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. 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. In addition, we have a growing portfolio of involvement in international air quality projects, working with our Wood colleagues in other parts of the world, where you will have the opportunity to contribute to or lead assessments, if desired. Recent international projects include those in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Tunisia, Croatia and Bulgaria.

     

    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 Appraisal business unit and Wood E&IS UK achieve our future growth targets and an important part of the position will involve continuing development of our “Business as Usual” air quality market in the UK.

     

    Skills / Qualifications

    • You will have a proven air quality background, with a detailed knowledge of air quality policies, legislation, assessment and appraisal;
    • You will typically have around six 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 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, writing proposals, 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, in the UK and wider world.

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  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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