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Assistant Environmental Consultant

  1. Stockton-on-Tees, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
R-117295

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s leading engineering and design consultancies; we have the breadth and depth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects.  The Sustainable Land & Resource Management Practice within AtkinsRéalis is a well-established, award winning, multi-disciplinary, environmental and engineering practice with an extensive portfolio of regeneration and development projects and a highly skilled, award-winning team. 

Our Practice provides support to the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as a number of national frameworks, servicing a range of complex and challenging brownfield sites.  Our North East team, located in offices in Leeds, Stockton and Newcastle, has considerable experience providing the investigation, assessment, remediation and redevelopment of brownfield land and sustainable soils re-use, as well as servicing internal teams for road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

Due to expanding project workload and client base we are looking for a motivated Assistant Environmental Consultant / Scientist/ Engineer to join our growing team in primarily in Teesside, but would consider locations in Yorkshire and Northeast if willing to travel regularly.  You will be a highly motivated individual with at least 1 years-experience in the field of contaminated land investigation, reclamation and remediation, and be capable of delivering the high standard of geo-environmental consultancy services for which AtkinsRéalis is renowned.  The role will include a significant requirement for site-based works so a driver’s licence is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Completion / checking works including Phase 1 Desk Studies, material management plans, verification reports, permit applications.
  • Supervising remediation / earthworks including liaising with Contractors, in accordance with environmental permit and material management plan.
  • Digital data management including using tools such as PowerBI, GIS and Openground to collate and interpret verification data.
  • Designing and organising site works including originating specification and bills of quantities, health and safety documentation, supervision of contractors, monitoring and sampling.
  • Data management and development of conceptual site models and carrying out qualitative and semi-quantitative risk assessments for human health, controlled waters and property receptors. Factual and interpretative reporting.
  • Developing own competence and maintain CPD necessary to fulfil the responsibilities of the role, with support from the business on own training and development needs.
  • Management of own work including supporting senior management to ensure projects are to delivered on-time, on budget and to quality and client expectations.
  • Willingness to be based at a client office or site, with significant time spent outdoors. 

Requirements:

  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g. geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Demonstratable understanding of land contamination/brownfield land issues including understanding of relevant codes of practice and industry standards.
  • Ability and willingness to regularly travel throughout the North East (depending on home location).
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Experience preferable in contamination/brownfield land site based work i.e. site investigations; earthworks etc and report writing.

Flexible Working:

We welcome the opportunity to discuss a flexible working pattern and flexible working locations for this vacancy. For roles advertised under the category of flexible working we would encourage you to explore the flexible working options we are able to offer during the interview process.

Training:

Atkins is committed to developing its staff and has recently established a professional’s programme which focuses the professional development of senior staff within the company. Atkins also invests in the core technical disciplines that comprise our business with established technical network forums for contaminated land and brownfield regeneration which drives knowledge sharing, staff development and innovation across our practice and broader business.

We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training in addition to the professional program and technical networks noted above.

Rewards and Benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave, plus paid bank holidays, plus the ability to buy up to 15 extra days annual leave.  Extended leave for holidays can be accommodated with advanced notice.
  • Paid professional memberships and individual training budgets with tailored training and mentoring schemes to advance your career.
  • Please refer to our website for further details of our full benefits package.

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What we offer? 

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirementsAs part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office. 

Rewards and Benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

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Training: 

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions. 

Additional Information: 

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearanceIf this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. 

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability. 

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