Air Quality Technical Director

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Date: 18-Jan-2023

Location: London, London, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

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Technical Director Air Quality/Carbon/Climate Change

Hybrid Working (London or Manchester)


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 Technical Director you would be viewed as one of the leading experts in the team.

You would be expected to lead and manage some of the larger and more technically complex 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. This would represent best use of your knowledge and experience garnered from your years in the industry.

At Bureau Veritas we pride ourselves in our strong focus on staff development. As a senior team member, you would have the opportunity to be involved in the management, development and coaching of junior staff members to guide them in achieving their own career progression, alongside your own.

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?

We are looking for someone well established in the air quality/carbon consultancy industry with greater than 10 years’ experience. Specialists in both monitoring and/or modelling would be considered, as long as you are happy joining the dots between the two.

We would expect an expert understanding of air quality assessment within the UK, as well as the legislations and guidance that inform it. A thorough understanding of the technicalities of air quality dispersion modelling would be expected (including the use of ADMS, ADMS-Roads and AERMOD). Notable experience in assessment of carbon emissions or net zero action planning would be highly desirable.

We would assume you can show evidence of successful management of large multifaceted projects in the air quality field. Staff management experience would also be desirable.

We would expect the candidate to be a competent user of Microsoft Office applications. Advanced skills in Excel/VBA/R would be advantageous.


What’s in it for you?

A Technical Director 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 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)


What we offer

We offer both core and flexible benefits, a competitive salary and industry leading training and development to support you throughout your career. Our mission is to welcome everyone and create inclusive teams. We celebrate difference and encourage everyone to join us, and to be themselves at work.

Core benefits include private medical, life assurance, professional membership subscription, enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave, Employee Assistance Programme and up to two paid volunteering days a year.

Flexible benefits include Cycle to Work, tech scheme, travel & dental insurance, gym and retail discounts, option to buy and sell holiday and Give As You Earn scheme.

Please be aware that all roles within Bureau Veritas UK&I may require a DBS, Credit or Security Clearance Check. Bureau Veritas operates a strict Code of Ethics that ensures the proper conduct of our day-to-day business.


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.