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Soils Re-use and Permitting Technical Specialist

  1. Epsom
R-117331

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 several national frameworks, servicing a range of complex and challenging brownfield sites.

Due to expanding project workload and client base we have a great opportunity for an individual with a strong technical background and experience in soils materials re-use and waste permitting, with a focus on earthworks related permitting, landfill permitting and sustainable re-use of soils on large infrastructure projects and construction sites; to join our Sustainable Land and Resource Management team in the UK.

The role is UK based, and therefore the role can be undertaken from any location.The role is flexible with hybrid working but there will be a requirement for ad-hoc travel to AtkinsRéalis offices and client offices / site to support project delivery.

Responsibilities:

  • Project management of projects including client liaison, preparation of proposals and input into bids for multi-disciplinary infrastructure projects.
  • Technical support in respect to soils management and its re-use as part of earthworks, construction and / or remediation.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, regulators, sub-contractors, and other internal disciplines.
  • Work effectively as part of a team and with other professionals (environmental scientists, engineers, planners) to provide a consistent and integrated service to our clients.
  • Maintain excellent professional relationships which will lead to and secure repeat business.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, including preparing and reviewing health and safety plans and managing health and safety on site.
  • Provide technical guidance, constructive support and mentoring to junior staff and supporting their technical development.
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrate a proven track record of providing technical advice on soils waste management as part of earthworks, construction and / or remediation earthworks and project management including managing project teams resulting in delivery to high standards.
  • Working knowledge and demonstrable understanding of the relevant legislation, technical guidance, industry standards and best practice, especially in respect to waste regulations and the application of DoW CoP, ideally you will be a Qualified Person under the scheme.
  • Technical knowledge of waste assessments, bespoke waste permit applications such as deposit for recovery and landfills, and waste classification and duty of care for waste acceptance and disposal.
  • Experienced in preparing and reviewing technical reports.
  • Relevant post-graduate experience.
  • Chartered Membership of relevant professional body.
  • Excellent communication skills and proven ability to manage and mentor staff as well as managing time and work as part of a team as well as individual working.
  • Degree qualified in a relevant engineering or science subject (e.g., geology, geotechnics, hydrogeology, chemistry, environmental science).
  • Flexible and prepared to take on new challenges.
  • Full UK driving licence and the ability and willingness to travel throughout the UK and work on short term assignments.

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.

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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 15 extra days annual leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Extended leave for holidays can be accommodated with advanced notice.

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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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