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Jacobs Principal/Associate Director Environmental Impact Assessment in Birchwood, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

We are seeking passionate, Principal or Associate Director level EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Consultants to work on a portfolio of flood alleviation schemes across England. You will lead and support our talented teams through various meaningful projects.

We are looking for talented and motivated environmental professionals with experience in co-ordinating, managing and delivering EIAs and associated consenting, with a particular emphasis on flood and coastal defence projects.

The successful candidates will join one of our local Environmental Assessment teams while becoming part of a respected and ambitious company with a friendly culture, career prospects and international opportunities!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent level of experience

  • Experience in a key discipline area, such as ecology, landscape assessment, hydrology, and EIA.

  • Have a good awareness of the Environment Agency and experience working with local planning and flood authorities.

  • A good understanding of the environmental impacts associated with infrastructure developments such as river and coastal flood defence schemes as well as coastal strategies.

  • A good awareness and understanding of relevant stakeholders

  • Accomplished in people management and organisational skills, particularly co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams, and working collaboratively.

  • Chartered status and Full Membership of a recognised relevant professional body (e.g. Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). Where a candidate does not meet this requirement, you would be expected to achieve this as one of your priorities in your first year.

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

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As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.