Senior Environmental Consultant

OHES, Part of the Adler and Allan Group

What we do

We provide environmental and energy infrastructure services that protect the environment and
reduce the risk of pollution, operational downtime, profit loss and reputation damage for our
customers. Through the management and maintenance of assets, we support the ESG, CSR and
sustainability ambitions across the UK.

Who we are

We are an ambitious team who are focused on growth, putting our customers at the heart of what
we do, and we live our values of Safety, Service,
Working Together, Wellbeing and Expertise.
Our culture is can-do, fun and where everyone has a part to play. If you want to help
businesses and protect the environment, this role could be for you.

What we would like to offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car / car allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • 25 days of annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Company phone, laptop, iPad and PPE provided
  • Training and career progression opportunities
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme (with access to virtual GP appointments, Physio appointments
    and Mental Health Support)

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the team
in the position of Senior Environmental Consultant, as part of the Consultancy East team,
reporting to the Regional Manager.

The Senior Environmental Consultant will support the Consultancy Division in providing
customers, colleagues and other stakeholders with commercially aware, technically proficient
and professional environmental risk reduction services.

This is a full-time role with daily hours of 9am – 5pm, with a one hour unpaid meal break,
Monday – Friday (35 hours per week). Due to the responsibilities associated with the role, it
will be necessary to dedicate any hours as required to provide the managerial support to the
business to ensure all tasks are completed. The post holder will also be required to satisfy
overtime requirements and due to the nature of the duties of this post on occasion may be
required to stay away from home overnight.

Key tasks and accountabilities associated with the post are as follows:

  • Leading and supervising project management of environmental insurance claims
  • Liaison with all stakeholders including clients, contractors and homeowners
  • Undertaking site investigations to determine the extent and severity of impact and
    assessing environmental risks
  • Logging of soils during investigations to a high standard and in accordance with best
  • Preparing health, safety and environmental documentation including risk assessments and
    method statements along with reporting of H&S near misses and positive observations
  • Management and planning of site investigations, monitoring, remedial and validation works
  • Scheduling and interpretation of field and laboratory data
  • Production of interpretive environmental reports including conceptual site models (CSM) and
    preliminary (PRA) and generic quantitative risk assessments (GQRA)
  • Undertaking and supporting the design, implementation and verification of environmental
    remediation works
  • Demonstrating a commitment to ensuring consistently high levels of safety, technical
    robustness, commercial awareness, organisation and customer satisfaction
  • Undertaking quality assurance and safety performance audits
  • Participating in business development activities as a technical advisor and managing key
  • Writing high standard reports which are technically sound and commercially focused.

This list is not exhaustive, and the successful candidate can expect to undertake any other
duties for which they are qualified and able to undertake.

Senior Environmental Consultant requirements:

  • A degree in a relevant earth sciences, or geo-environmental discipline and, ideally, be a
    member of a relevant professional organisation
  • An MSc in a relevant subject (beneficial but not essential)
  • 5 years’ work experience in managing environmental incidents, carrying out contaminated
    land surveys and site investigations, with knowledge of available drilling techniques
  • Possess knowledge of remediation technologies for contaminated soil and groundwater, i.e.
    have experience of operating on contaminated land projects where there is petroleum hydrocarbon
    contamination, a working knowledge of key guidance and standards including Land Contamination
    Risk Management (LCRM) and BS10175 Investigation of Contaminated Sites, be proficient in
    logging soil and rock in accordance with BS5930 and have strong skills in the development and
    updating of CSMs
  • Possess the ability to work together in a team and also demonstrate the drive and
    self-motivation to work independently, with minimal supervision
  • Possess the ability to take ownership of and manage projects to meet deadlines and project
  • Possess experience / sound knowledge of current and emerging environmental legislation,
    guidance and best practice applicable to contaminated land consultancy
  • Possess practical experience of the chemical analyses which can be performed on soil, water
    and air samples
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate via clear
    and prompt written and verbal communications to colleagues, clients, contractors, regulators
    and other consultants
  • Be competent and diligent in the production of technical reports to a high standard, that
    are commercially focused and to meet challenging deadlines
  • Demonstrate a good degree of flexibility and possess strong organisational and time
    management skills
  •  Be computer literate and proficient in the use of Microsoft applications.

Additional information:

  • The post holder must be able to adapt to an environment of growth.
  • A teamwork ethic is essential and the provision of support, advice and training to lesser
    experienced team members will be required on an ongoing basis.
  • The post holder is required to be self-motivated, adaptable and demonstrate excellent
    communication, organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • The post holder should have excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when dealing with
    all stakeholders including colleagues, site staff, contractors and householders in person and
    over the telephone/email, and a highly professional manner.
  • Field sampling may involve working in all weather conditions and can be physically
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures and promote A&A Group values.
  • The postholder will be required to travel to any location within the Company’s operational
    footprint; therefore, possession of a full, clean UK driving licence is essential for this

If you feel you have the skills, personality, and experience, please apply

Why OHES, part of the Adler and Allan group?

The Adler and Allan Group provides market leading environmental risk reduction through
preventative and responsive solutions offering an expert 24-7 service to our customers. We give
our customers peace of mind in detecting and identifying the environmental risks posed to their
business. Our broad range of risk mitigation products and services keep businesses strong,
reducing the prospect of litigation, costly fines, and bad publicity, as well as reducing the
threat to the environment. In a world where the environment and legislation are in constant
flux, we also provide emergency response in a variety of settings. Our customers include
multinational blue-chip organisations across a wide range of sectors both private and public.

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