Our Water and Environment business provides a focus for advising our clients on environmental assessment and sustainability issues. The environmental impact assessment (EIA) of new infrastructure requires co-ordinators with a broad range of knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues and excellent people management skills in order to bring together a diverse team of specialists to assess the impact of the infrastructure on the environment and influence design through mitigation. EIAs typically include the assessment of infrastructure on people and communities, biodiversity, cultural heritage, land quality, landscape, noise and vibration, socio-economic and social impacts, transport, and water resources. We also have to consider the environmental sustainability of the development into the future in the face of climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, and material resource and waste management. In the UK EIA and environmental legislation is currently based on EU Directives. Our EIA co-ordinators also develop project management skills in the directing assignments.
We currently have an opportunity for an Environmental Assessment Scientist to be based in Poland [Krakow or Warsaw]. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.
• Working as an assistant to one or more EIA co-ordinators to collate existing environmental data, set up Digital EIA formats, issue task orders to specialists and liaise with them to oversee compliance with the project programme.
• Help deliver the environmental assessment for a range of infrastructure projects especially in the transportation sector (highways and railways) in the first instance, but may expand to include coastal and river flood defences, water and wastewater treatment, conventional and renewable energy, and urban regeneration.
• Assist in arranging site visits and logging the results in digital platforms.
• Desk-based studies to collate and interpret data.
• Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues.
• Helping project managers with financial monitoring of projects, document control, progress reporting and other project management tasks.
• Identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects and demonstrating a commitment to your own safety and that of those around you.
• A relevant degree.
• 5-7 years of previous experience for an environmental consultancy.
• Good spoken and written English and a willingness to liaise regularly with UK-based staff through MSTeams or similar software.
• A good understanding of environmental impacts associated with infrastructure developments, especially highways.
• Understanding of EU environmental legislation including EIA Directives.
• Competent organisational skills.
• Good team working capabilities as well as the confidence to take responsibility for smaller tasks allocated to you on a more individual basis.
• Strong application of standard IT programmes, such as Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent.
• Strong attention to detail and an ability to apply knowledge into practical schemes.
• A Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
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Environmental Impact Assessments