Environmental Permitting and Assessment Consultant - Fuel Switching

Posted 03 December 2023
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
Discipline Sustainability
Contact NameDagmara Kruczkowska

Job description

The Green Recruitment Company are delighted to partner up with a civil engineering, global network of multi-disciplinary professionals providing clients with integrated solutions through engineering, environmental, design and construction expertise.

Our client hires and develops the most passionate people in the field of energy transition and is currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated Environmental Consultant to join dedicated team in supporting the Front-End Engineering Design of cutting-edge industrial fuel switching projects. Candidates can be based in Newcastle, Cheshire, Leeds or Guilford.

Your challenge:  As a dynamic and skilled Impact Assessment or Permitting practitioner in Environmental Solutions team, you will leverage your energy sector experience to provide informed advice to our diverse range of industrial clients. You will play a pivotal role in providing strategic and technical input to project development applications, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations, optimising sustainability practices and enhancing project outcomes for low-carbon and energy resilient solutions. 

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience in environmental consulting, with a focus on industrial fuel switching, EPR permitting and EIA processes in the UK, including In-depth knowledge of UK environmental regulations, including EPR and EIA regulations. 

  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 

  • Demonstrated problem-solving abilities and a proactive approach to environmental challenges. 

  • Professional certifications (e.g., Chartered Environmentalist) and memberships (e.g., IEMA) are advantageous. 

  • Experience with environmental modelling, data analysis, and environmental impact assessment tools is a plus. 

  • Willingness to travel to client sites and attend meetings as required. 

 Key Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with clients to develop comprehensive fuel switching strategies that drive reduced environmental impact and align with national and international emissions reduction targets. 

  • Provide expert guidance to industrial clients on the transition to cleaner and more sustainable fuel sources, including the assessment of economic, environmental, and operational implications. 

  • Lead and conduct environmental assessments, analysing the potential impacts of fuel switching initiatives on air quality, water resources, ecosystems, and communities. 

  • Provide strategic recommendations to clients on sustainable energy solutions, considering both technical feasibility and economic viability. 

  • Assist clients in navigating regulatory frameworks and obtaining necessary permits related to fuel switching projects. 

  • Integrate climate resilience considerations into project planning and design, ensuring that solutions are adaptable to future environmental challenges. 

  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in environmental regulations, technologies, and best practices, and apply this knowledge to clients' projects. 

  • Prepare high-quality technical reports and documentation, ensuring accuracy and adherence to regulatory standards. 

  • Cultivate strong client relationships and actively participate in business development activities to identify new project opportunities. 

  • Engage in stakeholder consultations and communicate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences. 


  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. 

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, flexible working and more. 

  • Opportunities for professional development and continuous learning. 

  • A dynamic and inclusive work environment that promotes innovation and teamwork. 

  • Contribution to meaningful, sustainable energy projects that have a positive impact on the environment and society.