Established in 1996, Southdowns Environmental Consultants Ltd is recognised as one of the UK’s leading firms of environmental consultants with specialist interests in acoustics, noise, vibration, dust, air quality monitoring, management and assessment. The company has this year joined the RWDI Group of companies with global interests in the provision of similar services and other complementary disciplines in the fields of building performance, climate engineering and environmental engineering.
We have a diverse portfolio of projects in both the public and private sectors and a successful record of project delivery in the UK and overseas, built on its staff commitment and expertise, collaborative working, innovation and our commitment to client service. Further information on our capability and experiences is available on our website.
With an increasing demand for our services on major infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas, we are looking to recruit staff at all grades from technicians, consultants, senior and principal consultants through to technical director grade, with good relevant qualifications and experience in the field of acoustics, noise, vibration and air quality assessment, monitoring and management.
We are looking for motivated, reliable and conscientious individuals with a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, relevant qualifications and experience in acoustics and/or air quality and our primary areas of work in the construction, transportation, property, industrial and commercial sectors.
Relevant qualifications for consultants and above include a relevant first degree in Acoustics, Air Quality or Environment Science, a Diploma in Acoustics or other equivalent qualification. Corporate affiliations or memberships of the IOA, IES and IAQM are also an essential pre-requisite.
Candidates should be resilient and able to provide support to company staff and clients in accordance with agreed timescales. They should have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, be used to working in a fast-paced environment and have a strong attention to detail.
Successful applicants will play a key role in the provision of technical services across our core sectors of work, which cover: construction environmental management; indoor/outdoor noise, vibration, dust and air surveys; noise, vibration and emission calculations; environmental impact assessments; detailed design and mitigation; stakeholder engagement; and commissioning surveys and compliance monitoring.
Opportunities for post-graduate training and part time study are available for candidates interested in a starting position at assistant consultant entry level. Essential Skills and Experience at all grades include:
- good practical, communication and IT skills;
- commitment to excellent customer service;
- ability to build rapport with company stakeholders;
- diligence with strong attention to detail in all areas of work;
- excellent time management skills;
- work experience commensurate with grade: 2-3 years for consultant role, 3-5+ years for senior consultant, 5-10+ years’ experience for a principal consultant and 15+ years for a technical role.
Office working locations include Camden, East Sussex and Milton Keynes.
Southdowns is an equal opportunities employer offering a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package and a commitment to CPD through our training and mentoring schemes. Benefits include:
- competitive salary commensurate with previous training and experience;
- PMI and Healthcare subject to completion of probationary period;
- Private Pension;
- Life Assurance;
- Cycle to Work Scheme; and
- Flexible Working Hours.
Please apply with a copy of your CV and covering message to firstname.lastname@example.org.