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Principal consultant / Associate Director

The Vacancy

We are looking for a Principal Consultant/Associate Director to join our clients team in Birmingham, this is a full-time, permanent position.

Our client has targeted Birmingham as a location for growth and as such you will be expected to develop business within the Midlands focused on the Birmingham area with a view to expanding the team with support from senior staff within the region and support from the Regional Director. As a Principal Consultant / Associate Director you will be expected to support in the delivery of geo-environmental and geotechnical projects and will therefore be able to demonstrate strong technical, commercial and project management capabilities. It is expected that employees working at this grade will be proficient with managing project and team finance, be client facing, self-motivated, exhibit a proactive approach, and work well within a team environment as well as in isolation.


  • Supporting junior staff undertaking geo-environmental projects through PRA and site investigation phases, including the production of high-quality interpretive reports, adhering to procedures.
  • Design of site investigation works and projects in the above sectors
  • Technical review of geo-environmental Phase 1 & 2 reports and associated documents
  • Mentoring and training junior staff
  • Project director/lead for larger complex sites providing geo-environmental technical and project management support to junior staff. This will include a range of sites from simple site investigations through to large complex multi-disciplinary brownfield strategic development on former industrial installations
  • Manage projects to meet both commercial and technical requirements and working with technical and projects leads to deliver appropriate solutions
  • Effectively communicating with clients and colleagues to build strong working relationships with the aim of meeting and exceeding client expectations, and contributing to a strong team ethic
  • Stewardship of health, safety and environment in accordance with company standards and contribute to sustainability goals
  • Supporting business development through managing the preparation of tenders
  • Undertaking business development with the support of the Regional BD team to generate new opportunities
  • Geotechnical/earthworks knowledge would be preferable to provide advice, review documents and mentor existing staff
  • Promoting our client to your existing contacts and identifying potential new leads
  • Regular travel to Coventry office to maintain links with Midlands team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Practical experience in designing, supervising and managing ground investigations for geo-environmental and/ or geotechnical assessments on wide range of sites
  • Experienced project manager in an environmental/ engineering consultancy environment
  • Geo-environmental experience on a wide range of projects from small to large scale. Some experience in larger brownfield regeneration sites would be preferable.
  • Geotechnical and earthworks experience preferable.
  • Ability to undertake technical and commercial review of geo-environmental reports produced by junior members of the team
  • Proven experience of preparing tenders and fee proposals
  • Confident with business development and approaching new people whether it be at an organised event or on a one on one basis, a good existing local network of contacts would be an advantage
  • Comfortable with multi-disciplinary projects and a general understanding of related disciplines
  • Knowledge of contaminated land and planning legislation in the UK
  • Client-driven with the ability to motivate and engage with immediate colleagues and those across the wider business
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Relevant academic background
  • Chartered Geologist, Scientist or Engineer with a relevant professional body or working towards Chartered status with a relevant institution

Salary & Benefits:

  • £40,000 – £52,000
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free life assurance cover
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care
  • We encourage Continuing Professional Development and, as a Registered Practice with the Geological Society or Institute of Civil Engineers


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