Graduate Air Quality Consultant - London/Manchester

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Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: London / South, 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.


Assistant Air Quality Consultant

Hybrid Working (London or Manchester)


We are looking for an Assistant Consultant to join our UK based Air Quality Team, providing 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.

We are looking for a graduate level assistant consultant to slot into our team. We are looking for a problem solver who is comfortable formulating novel and bespoke solutions, whilst also working to relevant legislation.

As an Assistant Consultant in our team you will have the opportunity to work with colleague at grades all the way up to our Business Unit Manager. Our nationally recognised team of experts includes Chartered Scientists and Environmentalists, as well as members of Defra’s Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG), providing you a great opportunity to learn and progress your career.


What will the role involve?

As an Assistant Consultant you would be expected to provide support to a wide range of air quality related projects across the team. This varied role would include both desk based and field based tasks, relating to both air quality modelling and monitoring.

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

We are keen for team members to learn all aspects of air quality consultancy to assist in learning and understanding. We believe the variety we promote gives team members 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 an Assistant Consultant you would have direct access to multiple senior colleagues to assist and guide you as your career progresses.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone fresh to the air quality consultancy industry. Ideally we would expect you to be recent graduate in an environmental or science related discipline, a second degree (PhD or Masters) is desirable but not essential. Additionally, some understanding of air quality modelling, monitoring or assessment within the UK would be advantageous.

We need a self-motivated inquisitive problem solver. An Assistant Consultant’s role can vary between deploying equipment in a muddy field to undertaking orthogonal regression to correct monitoring data in the office. Being able to approach both physical and mental tasks with enthusiasm when required is vital. We need a free thinker who understands that the obvious answer may not always be the correct one.

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

The candidate would be expected to have experience of GIS software.


What’s in it for you?

An Assistant Consultant position within our team is a great launch pad for your career. 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 provide a very attractive opportunity. We aim to cultivate a supportive learning environment so team members can enjoy development and progression alongside an interesting and technically challenging career.


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.

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.


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