Air Quality Technical Director

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Date: 24 Feb 2024

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, 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.


Technical Director- 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 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 the wider team thorough the more formulaic parts. This would represent best use of your knowledge and experience garnered within the Air Quality industry.
  • 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.
  • 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 currently working at Principal Consultant or Technical Director Level.
  • Specialists in both monitoring and/or modelling would be considered, as long as you are happy joining the dots between the two.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of successful management of large multifaceted projects in the air quality field. People management experience would also be desirable.
  • 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 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 be a senior member of the Air Quality team, reporting directly to and working alongside the Business Unit Manager. In this role you will be working alongside a wide variety of stakeholders and will have the opportunity to coach team members and develop your own knowledge and skills. 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, Techscheme 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.


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