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Senior Environmental Consultant

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Engineering

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, conventional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.


SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in our Birmingham office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting an experienced Environmental Consultant.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Environmental Consultant to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.


Main Duties:


Working in collaboration with our designers and contract partners, the Senior Environmental Consultant will be involved in a variety of tasks including, but not limited to:


  • Manage and coordinate multidisciplinary environmental inputs for a major development project
  • Programming of assessments, further site surveys, watching briefs and organising specialist
  • assessments as and when required for renewals and improvement schemes and studies. Ensuring tasks are correctly priced and seeing through delivery on time and to budget.
  • Maintaining and constantly improving the environmental assessment procedure to increase effective information transfer throughout the scheme’s delivery process.
  • Identification of environmental issues relating to schemes + conception and implementation of appropriate mitigation.
  • Manage and coordinate preparation of EIA screening and scoping activities, Environmental Statements including the technical review of specialist chapters
  • Liaise with clients, internal and external supply teams
  • Work in partnership with other members of the Environmental Team, delegating activities to staff as applicable
  • Work with design teams to ensure that environmental considerations are being considered.
  • Manage and coordinate business development activities for the wider Environmental team
  • Coordinating resources and reporting across multiple locations.
  • Input into design/optioneering, assessment, consenting and approvals during construction and delivery of projects.




  • Degree in a relevant environmental subject
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Strong practical experience of working on all stages of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary environmental coordination, ideally on large infrastructure projects
  • An appreciation of a range of technical environmental matters.
  • Experience in developing scope of work for environmental studies.
  • knowledge and experience of the UK planning system and consents processes.
  • Experience of assembling Environmental Statements and reviewing specialist inputs.


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services, and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.


SYSTRA is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and value applications from all.

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