• Associate Director / Technical Director - Environmental Impact Assessment

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    Department / Discipline
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    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Additional Work Locations
    GB-London | GB-Berkshire-Reading | GB-West Midlands-Birmingham
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Due to continuing success in the Major Infrastructure sector, Wood is seeking a talented and enthusiastic EIA specialist to join the team in London, Reading or Birmingham. 


    Key Responsibilities


    You will work with members of the EIA Management team to identify, win, manage and deliver EIA projects. You will take the lead with regard to strategic, technical and commercial aspects of projects as well as being responsible for technical assurance and for mentoring junior staff in their project roles.  The role would also require leadership with regards to the project approach to stakeholder engagement.


    If applicable, you would also be involved with the relevant Sector Business Development team and may be assigned client relationship management activities where it makes sense to do so. 


    You will join an enthusiastic and supportive team and will experience a challenging but fulfilling working environment.  There are significant opportunities for ongoing and structured career development across Wood’s Environment and Infrastructure consultancy business.

    Skills / Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have prior experience of delivering a EIA’s for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and be familiar with the Development Consent Order process as well as the Town and Country Planning (EIA) Regulations. This experience will ideally (although not essentially) have involved project leadership throughout the project lifecycle from Scoping through to Examination.


    You will join a c25 strong growing EIA team with a mixed portfolio of EIAs for Major Infrastructure clients across a broad range of sectors including rail, aviation, transmission and distribution, nuclear and offshore wind.  


    Your remit will not only be to lead/contribute to existing EIA projects, but also to manage key client relationships and develop new opportunities as they emerge.  Our opportunity pipeline is strong and we are essentially looking for talented individuals to contribute to securing and delivering exciting new projects.


    The role requires excellent reporting and communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team, seeking technical input from other disciplines to deliver carefully considered solutions to produce high quality work.

    • A degree (or equivalent), in a relevant environmental discipline, with a strong emphasis on EIA and/or SEA
    • Postgraduate qualification in environmental science/planning (or related field of study)
    • Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
    • Full driving licence
    • Staff management experience
    • Commercial management experience including management and responses to strategic bids
    • Experience of providing technical direction at a project level
    • Multi sector EIA experience including NSIP and TCPA.
    • Demonstrable record of developing and securing new business
    • Business management experience including monthly reporting, resourcing and recruitment

    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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