Senior Environmental Consultant (ports and marine development)

Royal HaskoningDHV is a UK leading marine environmental consultancy, with over 30 years’ experience of supporting our coastal and marine clients.  Throughout this period, we have developed a uniquely experienced team of experts, who specialise in the consenting, permitting and licencing for complex coastal and marine infrastructure developments and operations, both within the UK and internationally.

We carried out the first Habitats Regulations Assessment on a major port project in 1994, when the Habitats Regulations were first introduced, and continue to be at the cutting edge of marine consenting including working with Natural England to develop and implement marine Biodiversity Net Gain.

Above all, with a UK Environment team of over 150 staff (amongst a much larger company resource), we are known for adding value and making a positive difference for our clients through a proactive, solution orientated approach, the respect of the regulators, and achieving consent for proposals in and around protected environments.

We have an extensive portfolio of clients across a wide range of sectors and geographical area. Examples of recent projects that we have been involved in include: Holyhead Port Expansion for Stena Line Ports, Portsmouth Harbour Aircraft Carrier Berth and Approach Channel for the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Bacton Sandscaping Scheme for North Norfolk Council and Leith Outer Berth development for Forth Ports Limited.

Due to an extensive and growing portfolio of marine development work, both within the UK and internationally, we are looking to expand our team and are seeking enthusiastic, optimistic, conscientious and talented people with excellent communication skills and proven technical ability to join our marine team.

If you have a background in the consenting of coastal and marine infrastructure developments and operations, and want to make an immediate and meaningful difference to the development of the marine sector and the Royal HaskoningDHV team then please get in touch.

Job Role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, conscientious and talented person with excellent communication skills and technical ability in relation to the consenting of coastal and marine infrastructure developments, including delivery of EIAs and HRAs. In this role, you will assist with the delivery of complex environmental assessment projects, including the coordination of multidisciplinary teams. Your role will involve directly working with clients, problem-solving and representing the company in client offices, regulator and stakeholder meetings.

This role might be right for you if you have:

  • Demonstrable experience in the delivery of EIAs and the consenting process, ideally for ports and harbours related projects and/or coastal management
  • Demonstrate good understanding of how marine development can progress successfully through the complex coastal and marine regulatory regime in relation to relevant international and domestic legislation and policy
  • Experience working with a variety of stakeholders
  • Robust project management and financial management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills

And if you are:

  • Dependable, pro-active and self-motivated
  • Flexible and adaptive / innovative

What we can offer you:

Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. Supportive. Friendly. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. The supportive and collaborative environment that Royal HaskoningDHV promote, alongside us being an independent company is what sets us apart from the crowd.

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life, including part time options.

About Royal HaskoningDHV:

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation, demonstrated by our commitment to achieving net zero.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.

Location:
Exeter, Edinburgh, London, Newcastle (UK), Peterborough, Liverpool

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