EIA Consultant (Middle – Senior Level)
Atlantic58 is a small but rapidly growing consultancy based in the Isle of Lewis in the Outer
Hebrides of Scotland. We provide a range of professional environmental consultancy services,
focusing on projects within the unique social, cultural, and ecological environment of the
Western Isles. Clients range from local crofting committees and community development trusts to
global multinationals, in addition to covering a wide variety of sectors across renewables,
aquaculture, and fisheries. One of our largest and rapidly growing markets is the currently
emerging space sector, and the successful candidate – depending on experience – may also have
the opportunity to support the licensing requirements for a range of launch activities and
A position is now available for an EIA Consultant to support our diverse range of locally based
projects across the onshore and offshore environment. The role is ideal for an experienced EIA
Consultant with a background in a specialist EIA technical discipline. It is essential that the
applicant has proven experience and understanding of the EIA process over a minimum of 4 years.
Living in the Hebrides
Whilst working at home is a possibility for the right candidate, much of the business’ success
is linked to our local knowledge and understanding of the unique nature of the Western Isles,
and we do ask that candidates consider a permanent move to the Western Isles in the medium to
long term. Living within the Western Isles provides a unique lifestyle experience suitable for
both families and single people. The Hebridean lifestyle also offers affordable housing, quiet
commuting routes and the opportunity to build a rural lifestyle in a unique crofting community
where Gaelic is still widely taught and spoken. In addition to the rich cultural heritage, the
area offers a unique opportunity to experience numerous outdoor activities including surfing,
paddleboarding, wild swimming, diving, fishing, wildlife watching opportunities and Gaelic
heritage tradition along with the rare opportunity to live in an area with rich crofting
history and natural beauty.
The role is highly diverse and demands a self-motivated candidate with the capacity to learn
quickly. Work may
include feasibility projects, community development projects and survey / site work, depending
on experience and expertise. Training opportunities to provide personal and professional
development are available and encouraged. As a small growing business, there are significant
opportunities for involvement across a range of sectors and projects, as well as aspects
related to business operations and development. The role would suit someone with a wide variety
of interests, good project management experience, exceptional attention to detail and proactive
work ethic. The opportunity to build and develop business streams related to your skills and
preferences will be actively encouraged.
The role will be client facing and tasks are likely to include:
- Managing the EIA process for a range of developments, and production of EIA Reports.
- Authoring and reviewing EIA chapters in line with existing experience and technical
- Coordinating EIAs and other projects’ processes.
- Depending on experience, involvement in the licensing processes for other sectors.
- Managing project finances and budgets.
- Managing sub-contractors.
- Stakeholder engagement and consultation.
- Mentoring and supporting junior members of staff.
- Conducting or managing research and site surveys / assessments in line with relevant
qualifications and experience.
- Supporting and contributing to training, research, and business development activities.
Offices are currently located within the UHI Outer Hebrides campus at Stornoway, however, hybrid working from home arrangements are also acceptable.
- The candidate will hold a relevant degree.
- A specialism in at least one onshore or offshore EIA discipline, or proven general EIA
project management experience through consultancy, planning, or regulatory experience.
- Project management / delivery experience.
- Excellent communication, IT and report writing skills with high levels of attention to
- Minimum of 3-5 years’ relevant experience.
- Driving licence and ability to travel.
- Postgraduate qualifications.
- Competent in data analysis and mapping (e.g., GIS).
- The candidate will have relevant professional qualifications (e.g., MRTPI, IEMA, CIEEM,
CIWEM) or evidence that they are working, or have a desire to work toward these.
- Knowledge or interest in the Western Isles or other Scottish islands, and the unique
challenges of island living.
Salary and benefits
- Salary dependent on experience: approximately £30k – £40k.
- Part time / full time options.
- Hybrid working at home options are supported.
- Flexible working arrangements.
- Company pension.
- 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory holidays.
- Regular training and development opportunities.
The closing date for this opportunity is 31 March 2023. Please apply with a CV
and covering letter to [email protected].
Interviews will be held week commencing 17 April 2023.
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