Senior Air Quality Consultant

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Date: 09-Jan-2023

Location: London or Manchester, London, GB

Company: Bureau Veritas

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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.

 

Senior Air Quality Consultant

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 senior consultant you would be expected to lead and manage 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, you would be seen as a safe pair of hands for delivering air quality assessments, with the ability to guide junior staff who have less experience than yourself, through the process. This would represent best use of your knowledge and experience garnered from your time in the industry.

A typical day may involve assisting with the development of a web-based air quality dashboard on behalf of a local authority or could involve leading an odour survey at a poultry farm. Equally your day might consist of calculating emissions from back-up generators, attending a client meeting to price up a new air quality monitoring campaign, or developing new technical guidance and assessment tools.

Through our links with Defra and the Environment Agency you will 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. This may include assisting in the next draft of the Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) Guidance or using modelling to manage emissions from the construction site of a new nuclear power station. A key aspect of the role will include providing project support and management to the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN). Our project portfolio is both prestigious and varied, enabling our team to enjoy interesting work that resonates with topical issues.

We are keen for team members to learn all aspects of air quality consultancy to promote wider learning and understanding. We believe the variety we promote gives team a well-rounded view of the subject ensuring your career is both rewarding and interesting. At Bureau Veritas we pride ourselves in our strong focus on staff development. As a Senior Consultant you would have direct access to more senior colleagues to assist and guide you as your career progresses.

 

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone established in the air quality consultancy industry with a minimum of 3-5 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 and in depth 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 advantageous (including the use of ADMS, ADMS-Roads and AERMOD).

As a senior consultant project management experience of air quality related projects would also be expected, particularly where this involves large multifaceted workstreams. This should include experience in programme delivery, financial tracking and risk management.

We would expect the candidate to be a competent user of Microsoft Office applications. Advanced skills in Excel/VBA/R would be advantageous. The candidate would be expected to have experience of GIS software.

 

What’s in it for you?

A senior 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 mid-level within our team driving the project delivery engine. 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 principals and directors. Our nationally recognised team of experts includes Chartered Scientists and Environmentalists, as well as members of Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG).

You will also contribute to the management and delivery of prestigious projects, notably the Automatic Urban and Rural Network (AURN) – the UK’s largest continuous monitoring compliance network.

 

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.