Water Quality Consultant - Remote

up to £50,000 + Benefits - Planning & Environmental - Environmental
Ref: 453 Date Posted: Monday 15 Jul 2024

NSB Recruitment have an interesting opportunity for a Principal level water quality specialist to develop their growing freshwater consultancy division. As a key player in this close-knit team, you'll not only lead exciting projects but also shape the future of this expanding team.

Location – remote

Our clients water quality team provide water and sediment quality monitoring, analysis and interpretation services for all environments including rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs. Along with monitoring and analysis of biological data to understand the impact of overflows and discharges on water quality (e.g. SOAF) and co-ordinate the response to pollution incidents.

Your role will be:

  • To work closely with the Principals and Associate Directors to expand our clients Water Quality services across the UK.
  • To lead and mentor a team of Consultants and Senior Consultants to produce timely, accurate and high quality tenders and reports.
  • To be responsible for part of the output of the wider consultancy team, reviewing and signing off tenders, reports, providing constructive feedback and coaching where required in order to achieve this.
  • To be responsible for ensuring that all output is delivered to the highest standard, in line with timescales agreed with the client, within budget and to the highest technical quality.
  • To work alone, with other internal teams and in partnership with external organisations on all aspects of tender preparation including scoping, writing proposals, setting budgets and developing work programmes. 
  • Project management of large scale projects with multidisciplinary teams based in various locations.
  • Client management, successfully developing, maintaining and managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • To attend and present at appropriate business development events including networking events and conferences.
  • Business development, including maintaining and extending relationships with existing clients as well as securing and managing new work.
  • To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and others; make use of the tools, equipment, training and resources; and actively engage with colleagues at all levels to contribute to the continuous improvement of health and safety management


Ideally You Will Have The Following


  • BSc or MSc degree in a relevant subject and at least five years’ professional experience in environmental water quality work.
  • Knowledgeable in water and sediment quality assessment and management including at least one of the following: water quality impact assessments, modelling, reservoir management, catchment management, algal blooms, taste and odour, lake nutrient budgeting, and lake restoration.
  • An understanding of key UK environmental legislation.
  • Experience of working in a commercial consulting environment.
  • Proven ability to lead, plan and deliver projects or work packages on time, to agreed quality standards and within budget.
  • Experience of preparing proposals and tenders.
  • Line management experience.
  • Ability to review and sign off data analysis and reports written by others, providing constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Strong, creative problem-solving, organisational and analytical skills.

Rewards & Benefits

Our client offers a highly competitive salary 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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