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EIA - Associate Director


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Are you an established Environmental Impact Assessment professional looking to take the next step in your career? Would you like to play a leading role in shaping a team to deliver some of the world’s most exciting sustainability projects and help create a more resilient, net zero-ready built environment? If so, we want you to join our EIA Team!

Located close to Manchester’s Spinningfields cultural hub, our office in the Trinity building offers an ideal place from which to make the most of this vibrant area. Our welcoming and diverse team is working on some of the most prestigious and innovative projects in Manchester, across the UK and around the world. We may have the perfect opportunity for you to progress further with your career.

We work within the infrastructure and environmental sectors is extremely well respected and puts us at the forefront of supporting various clients across multiple sectors ranging from small single projects to extremely large multi-disciplined regeneration schemes.

With your talent and knowledge of working within the urban regeneration and infrastructure sectors, we will encourage you to drive the department forward whilst also supporting the wider teams on project sectors we are currently involved in; which will include large scale masterplans, mixed-use, leisure, retail, heritage-based redevelopment, infrastructure works, strategic land schemes, tall buildings and industrial & logistics facilities across the UK.

Bring with you a very high level of technical competency and quality of work, showing you are able to carry out your duties with minimal supervision, together with producing good analytical, communication, interpersonal and writing skills, whilst also having the drive to develop the department and grow its headcount further.

The role will require working on a number of projects, so the ability to manage your own time and workload within tight timescales, and an ability to solve problems creatively, is critical.

Day to day involvement will varied and include:-

• Day-to-day EIA project direction, primarily for large-scale urban development and infrastructure projects

• Attending meetings with clients, design teams, local authorities and statutory and non-statutory consultees

• Leading and growing our EIA team based in the Manchester office , including undertaking performance appraisals and managing finances

• Active member of the National EIA Senior Leadership Team

• Managing project budgets, for internal and external teams, including invoicing

• Preparation of fee proposals and tenders

Although we’re happy to consider applicants with more or less experience, you’ll ideally have qualifications, experience or skills in the following areas:

• Educated to at least degree level in a relevant discipline or subject.

• Able to show a demonstrable track record in managing and delivering proportionate EIA on complex sites in the UK,

• A member of a relevant professional body, such as IEMA

• Positive and proactive in your approach, with a keen eye for detail and the drive to be a success.

Joining our team will give you:

• A fantastic opportunity to lead and mould a team to deliver high quality consultancy services in the climate resilience workstream whilst helping clients thrive in the new net zero economy

• Competitive salary and benefits package with annual salary reviews

• 26 days holiday per year, rising to 31 days with loyalty days, plus bank holidays

• Hybrid working arrangements

• Fantastic training and development culture

• Access to mentoring support from industry experts

• Opportunity to play a key role in exciting and varied projects

• Opportunity to be client facing and the chance to get involved with business development and marketing activities

• Fast-tracked career progression for the right candidates

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’d be a great fit for our team to careers@watermangroup.com, or complete and submit the form below. All applications will be treated in confidence. Waterman is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity.

About Waterman Infrastructure & Environment (WIE):

Part of the wider multidiscipline Waterman Group, WIE provides sustainable solutions in the infrastructure and environment markets.

WIE’s Climate Resilience team supports private and public infrastructure clients with mitigation and achieving net zero, whilst helping them prepare for both the transition and physical risks of climate change. Harnessing award-winning technical expertise across a range of disciplines, including air quality,

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