Senior EIA and Land Rights Advisor

This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant professional organisation with a national reputation for rigor and excellence. We are experiencing a substantial increase in demand on our service due to an unprecedented upturn in Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) activity.

We are looking for an experienced, environmental professional to join our Environmental Services Team as a Senior EIA Advisor. You will be a key member of our front-line staff, guaranteed to lead and manage the delivery of projects that are of national significance.  These include the largest renewable energy schemes (on and offshore) anywhere in Europe, new nuclear energy developments as well as intelligent solutions for new and key transport infrastructure including highway and rail projects.

The Individual

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a graduate in an appropriate environmental or land use discipline (eg environmental science, EIA, landscape, ecology, or planning).
  • Have a detailed understanding of the wide ranging and complex environmental, social and economic issues associated with infrastructure projects.
  • Have a proven track record of leading on and/or responding to major EIA schemes addressing complex environmental issues.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to review complex technical documents and write comprehensive but succinct reports to tight timescales.
  • Have proven experience of coordinating and managing projects, including major EIA schemes on time and to budget.
  • Have a detailed understanding of different consent regimes including the Planning Act 2008 and the Town and Country Planning Act (for example, processing of planning applications and appeals under the Town and Country Planning Act regime, and screening of proposed developments under the EIA Regulations).

Rewards and Benefits

The post comes with:

  • A competitive salary which includes an option to join the Civil Service pension scheme;
  • 25 days annual leave rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days;
  • Flexible working hours and occasional home working;
  • Paid professional subscriptions;
  • Training/career development opportunities; and

You will be located in the Planning Inspectorate’s newly refurbished Temple Quay House offices with immediate access to the Temple Meads station.