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We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior/Principal Consultant to join our successful and growing Environment and Consents nationwide team. This post represents a challenging and exciting opportunity to manage and deliver planning and environmental inputs to a range of projects across the TCPA, NSIP and Electricity Act regimes in the fields of low carbon and hydrogen, energy generation and transmission, minerals, waste and transport. Our projects are varied in nature and at the leading edge of professional practice, so this is a great opportunity to use your experience to develop your career and help guide and shape our continued growth.
We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering effective planning and environmental advice and positively influencing the performance of major development projects.
This role can be flexible on location based in either London, Bristol, Shrewsbury Birmingham, Manchester or Newcastle upon Tyne or Glasgow, with hybrid and remote working options available.Key Responsibilities
The role will involve:
- Providing clients with the appropriate technical and consenting advice in relation to major infrastructure projects, including those required a DCO
- Working as part of multidisciplinary teams to deliver inputs across project lifecycles from early strategy development, through feasibility/optioneering to detailed design and assessment, including the production of documents for pre-application, planning application and EIA purposes
- Managing projects and maintaining budgets to deliver high quality outputs to meet both internal and client requirements
- Interface with the wider project stakeholders including the client’s engineering team, consultation leads, lawyers etc
- Representing WSP and its clients to key stakeholders, regulators and industry as required
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
- Experience of delivering consents/EIAs for major developments in the UK
- A good understanding of Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and the DCO process, and/or the Electricity Act application process in Scotland for energy projects
- Excellent reporting and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, to deliver carefully considered solutions to produce high quality work
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, clients, suppliers, and industry
- A degree (or equivalent) in Town Planning or relevant environmental discipline
- Membership of the RTPI or Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
- Significant experience in the UK, ideally including time in the private sector
- A full driving licence
- Work-life balance?
WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.
Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.
We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.
Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.
We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.
Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.
For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.
We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.
Apply now and be the future of WSP!#WeAreWSP
Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.
Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.