Ecus was founded 30 years ago and is a UK multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy
specialising in environmental services including environmental planning and assessment,
sustainability and environmental management. We have in-house specialist teams in ecology,
arboriculture, landscape, green infrastructure, cultural heritage and archaeology, air quality
and carbon. We are committed to making a positive impact on the environment through responsible and
sustainable practices and we work closely with our clients to ensure outcomes match this.
Our EIA team has worked on a wide range of EIA projects for public and private sector clients.
This includes high profile projects for major infrastructure projects. Due to the growing demand for environmental assessment support/services from clients we are
seeking an experienced and motivated EIA consultant to join our dynamic and
growing EIA Team. You will be involved in delivering and managing projects and will help grow
our business in this area.
If you are currently working at senior level and are ready to advance your career then we would
like to hear from you. Equally if you are currently working a Principal Consultant and
wish to develop your knowledge in a new role, we would love to hear from you.
About the Principal EIA Consultant
The Principal position will be part of our EIA team and will work closely with our technical
discipline teams across the country to deliver a diverse array of projects. Drawing from your
expertise, you will identify potential environmental risks and propose effective mitigation
measures to minimise potential environmental impacts of our clients projects. You will play a
critical role in ensuring our projects comply with all relevant environmental regulations and
Our Principal Consultants lead projects as either Project Director or Project Manager, and
contribute to business development with a focus on EIA and HRA. At this level you will also be
expected to provide guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team. You will have a
proven track record of managing, co-ordinating and leading EIA teams to deliver high quality
assessments to time and to budget.
Skills, experience and qualifications required
- Bachelor’s or Master’s in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or a related
- Professional membership of IEMA or CIEEM (Full or working towards this) or RPTI
- Proven experience in delivering EIA’s for clients on medium to large projects for a range
of clients and specialist in one or more EIA disciplines
- Understanding of Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA), Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
- Significant consultancy experience
- Excellent project management experience and attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills and enthusiastic and confident with clients.
- In-depth knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and guidance
- Demonstrated leadership and team management capabilities
- Experienced in tender preparation and bid writing
Working for us
Our culture is driven by our strength in teamwork and professionalism. We promote integrity and
treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where
people from every background can come together and do great things. We invest in our people and
support professional development and are committed to supporting our people and giving them
tools to make improvements to their health and wellbeing.
Ecus is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We provide a
supportive friendly working environment, offer competitive salaries, flexible working and we
are proud to be an accredited Investors in People organisation.
Become part of our team!
How to apply
If you are interested in applying but don’t meet all of the criteria, we still want to hear
Regardless of whether you currently tick all of the boxes, please get in touch with any
questions or make an application. If you have specific or complex requirements please make
contact to see how we could support to enable your success in this role. If you think you would
be a good match and can demonstrate some transferable experience, we would love to hear from
To apply for the role please send your CV to our friendly Recruitment team at
[email protected] or call us on 0114 299 2409.
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