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Principal Consultant – EIA Infrastructure

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location England (North West) - UK, England (South East) - UK, England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Additional Information From £30,000 (London weighting to be applied)
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name Temple Group
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Directory Entry : Temple are leaders in the field of built and natural environments and creating sustainable futures.
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Temple www.templegroup.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.

We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet https://www.bcorporation.net/

With a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.

We are seeking energetic, enthusiastic and experienced consultants across a range of grades to work within our Environmental Impact Assessment Infrastructure team, delivering and managing projects and helping to grow our business in this area as well as to further build Temple.?

The Role 

The position is for enthusiastic and motivated Principal Consultants who will be part of our EIA teams, with specialisms in infrastructure. In particular we are looking for a candidate to help deliver projects in any of the energy, water, highways, rail and coastal sectors to meet our growing and exciting portfolio of project needs. As a collaborative team we also have cross-working opportunities with our EIA property team.

Applicants need to be client focused with a positive and proactive attitude, excellent communication skills and happy to work as part of a team. 

All roles will work closely with our Planning, Social value and social economics teams and a wide range of external partners, to deliver across a range of projects. 

?The successful candidate will be expected to have a thorough knowledge of EIA, including guidelines and the planning process and a proven track record of managing and leading multidisciplinary teams for EIA, on time and on budget. 

They will also be expected to have excellent project management, report writing and communication and client liaison skills with a keen eye for detail and a positive attitude towards business development. 

They will be expected to enhance our diverse project portfolio by leading or contribute to bids for projects of all scales, size and sectors. Their role within project delivery may be as project manager, framework manager and/or technical lead. They would also be expected to assist with the training / mentoring of junior members of the team. 

?We offer flexible hybrid working and would consider candidates across our other locations.

The Candidate

??We expect the successful Principal candidates will: 

  • Have 5-[DH1] 8 years of consulting experience.
  • Have project delivery experience with a strong work ethic, able to be organised, flexible and motivated.
  • Have demonstratable experience contributing to and managing the delivery of EIA and related projects, primarily in the infrastructure sector (energy, water, rail, highways, coastal), including DCOs.
  • Be confident, show initiative, be enthusiastic and outgoing with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, having the ability to liaise at all levels. 
  • Hold a degree in a relevant environmental/ sustainability/ planning field.
  • An active network of contacts in infrastructure.
  • Have project management and people management experience. 
  • Have excellent report writing skills. 
  • Be confident, with excellent communication skills, and be client focussed. 
  • Bring energy and enthusiasm, with attention to detail and a creative approach to problem solving. 

?Experience of any of the following would be useful: 

  • Membership of a relevant environmental institute with either chartership or actively working towards it.
  • A specialist in one or more of the traditional EIA disciplines, planning or sustainability. 
  • Have a post graduate degree in a related field.
  • Awareness and understanding of environmental management plans/CEMPs / CoCPs (or equivalent) to support construction property development projects 
  • Be aware of the anticipated future direction of the UK environmental assessment regime and be up-to-date with environmental legislation.
  • Experience in strategic assessments such as SEA and equivalents.
  • Property sector EIA.

?Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Temple.

Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.

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