Air Quality Principal Consultant

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Date: 11 Apr 2024

Location: London, London, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

An award-winning employer, our people are trusted and responsible, believing in what they do with a clear commitment to contribute to transforming the world we live in and shaping a world of trust. Bureau Veritas operates in a wide range of sectors, delivering Testing, Inspection and Certification services to some of the world’s biggest household names. With more than 400,000 global clients and a reputation for quality, we are at the forefront of service and innovation.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do, which is why we have worked hard to create a supportive and engaging working environment, which is open and inclusive and individuals are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and really leave their mark.



Principal Consultant- Air Quality

Hybrid Working 2 days per week in the office (London or Manchester)


Are you an experienced Principal Air Quality Consultant looking to take your career to the next level?

Do you thrive when leading and managing a variety of technically complex projects. Do you excel at business development and love to be a role model and coach to your colleagues?

Are you looking for a role where you can leave your mark? If ‘Yes’, this is the perfect role for you!



About the team

The Air Quality Team at Bureau Veritas provides our customers with consultancy support relating to all aspects of air quality management. Our team, spread throughout the UK, manage projects ranging from national monitoring networks to dispersion modelling assessments for individual planning applications; we also cover odour and dust management.

Through our links with Defra and the Environment Agency, our consultants have the chance to help develop and influence air quality tools and guidance used throughout the UK, as well as provide support for national monitoring networks. Our project portfolio is both prestigious and varied, enabling our team to enjoy interesting work that resonates with topical issues.


What will the role involve?

  • As a principal you will lead and manage some of the larger projects within the team. This would include task management of junior team members and financial management of the overall project. With regards to technical work, your focus would be on the more technically challenging parts of assessments, whilst guiding junior staff thorough the more formulaic parts.
  • At Bureau Veritas, we pride ourselves on our strong focus on people development. As a senior team member, you would have the opportunity to be involved in the leadership, development and coaching of the Air Quality team.
  • The role will include routine and pioneering assessment work and implementing innovative approaches to enable us to provide a holistic and high-quality service. You will also be responsible for developing effective relationships with new and existing client’s services include air quality monitoring programmes, dispersion modelling studies, air quality and odour impact assessments, environmental permitting applications, and environmental.
  • Finally, as a key team member you would have the responsibility to identify, lead and contribute to commercial opportunities and the future growth strategy of the team.




Who are we looking for?

  • A proven track record operating at Senior levels within air quality consultancy experience
  • A thorough understanding of air quality legislation, policy and guidance
  • Experience of the delivery, co-ordination, and technical review of air quality assessments
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Proficiency in the application of air emissions databases and dispersion models for industrial and/or transport sources (e.g. ADMS, ADMS Roads, AERMOD)
  • Proficiency in the use of GIS and mapping software (e.g. MapInfo, Surfer)
  • Proficiency in the use of standard IT applications (e.g. Word, Excel)
  • Experience in computer programming is highly desirable (e.g. Visual Basic, Python, R)
  • Positive approach to the challenges of change and see change as an opportunity
  • Ability to prioritise and schedule objectives to optimise time, cost and quality
  • High level of personal drive and commitment
  • Strives to improve performance and uses innovative methods to get there



What’s in it for you?

A Principal Consultant position within our team is the great next step in your career, thanks to our unique client links (including Defra, the Environment Agency and Transport for London), existing portfolio of high-profile projects, industry links and established team of experts.

We aim to cultivate a supportive learning environment so team members can enjoy development and progression alongside an interesting, technically challenging career. You will be working with an industry leading global Inspection company certified as a UK Top Employer for the last nine years in a row.

You will sit at senior end of our team reporting directly to and working alongside the Business Unit Manager. Through your project delivery you will be working alongside all grades of the team from graduates upwards. This gives you the opportunity to impart your knowledge on more junior staff, whilst continuing to learn from other senior team members. Our nationally recognised team of experts includes Chartered Scientists and Environmentalists, as well as members of Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)


 Plus, an excellent benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays with the option to buy or sell 5 holidays, plus an option to carry over 5 days.
  • 2 paid volunteer days
  • Combined employee/employer pension contributions of up to 12%
  • Flexible/Home Working
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay
  • Flexible benefits scheme, to suit what is important to you including Life Cover, Private health care, Dental Care, Gym Flex, Tec scheme Give as You Earn scheme & Travel Insurance
  • Health and Wellbeing Support through; Mental Health First aiders, Employee Assistance programme & Smart Health services




Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check.


Bureau Veritas is an equal opportunity employer.  No job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age.


Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.  

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