Associate Director - Environmental Planning - London

up to £65,000 + Benefits - Planning & Environmental - Environmental
Ref: 419 Date Posted: Monday 20 May 2024

NSB Recruitment have a career defining opportunity for an experienced Environmental Planning specialist to join one of the most iconic independent property and planning consultancies within their impact management team.

This is a market leading opportunity to support my client’s wealth of development projects to assess the environmental, social, and economic impacts of developments. 

Location - London/Manchester/Birmingham

This role will be integral to the continued growth of the team and the operation of a day-to-day activities.

  • Assisting with the management of the Impact Management Team – workload management, resourcing, line management, financial management
  • Undertaking quality assurance of technical work – Environmental Impact Assessments in line with the EIA Regulations and a range of related areas such as EIA Screening and Scoping Requests, ES Addendums and Statements of Conformity, taking account of:-
              ·         Industry best practice
              ·         Local requirements and strategy
              ·         Client requirements
  • Project management of larger projects including taking responsibility from inception through to completion of large and sometimes complex projects - including management of multi-disciplinary teams, drafting of documents and advising on EIA strategy
  • Representing my client and their clients at project team meetings
  • Engaging with a range of stakeholders including local authority officers, community groups, statutory consultees and other service providers and bodies
  • Keeping informed about relevant planning and environmental policy and best practice approaches to undertaking impact assessments. This may involve attending external events for training and marketing.
  • Assisting with business planning and marketing including identifying opportunities and gaps in the market
  • Business development
  • Helping my client maintain its IEMA Quality Mark accreditation;
  • Drafting fee proposals and tenders, Customer care – maintaining strong relationships with colleagues, clients and fellow professionals.

Ideally You Will Have the Following

  • A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience in an environmental or planning consultancy or public sector environment or closely related professional field.
  • Ideally you will have a first degree or master’s degree in one of the following subject areas, accredited to the relevant professional body:
    ·         Environment and Development
    ·         Environmental Policy
    ·         Planning
    ·         Public Health
    ·         Social Policy
    ·         Social Impact
  • Good knowledge of current and emerging Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) legislation and current professional best practice (Essential)
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging Town Planning legislation, policy and professional best practice (Essential)
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging environmental and planning legislation and policy, including the Habitat Regulations, Environmental Act and Level Up and Regeneration Act (Essential)
  • Ability to manage a team on large-scale projects and autonomously manage smaller projects (Essential)
  • Methodical, accurate and have excellent attention to detail including accurate reporting skills (Essential)
  • Ability to contribute pro-actively to the operational management of a team including people and workload management and implementation of financial procedures (Essential)
  • Willingness to participate in business development activities (Essential)
  • Public speaking and presentation skills (Desirable)

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a highly competitive salary up to £65,000 along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business. 

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