Associate / Associate Director - Environmental Impacts and Outcomes in Leeds - Tetra Tech

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Leeds, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
16 days ago

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Tetra Tech Europe is an industry leading multi-national and multi-disciplinary consultancy. We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate or Associate Director grade consultant to support the continued growth of our UK-based Environment, Sustainability & Planning (ESP) team and the wider business.
We are looking for a broadly skilled, talented and motivated individual who wants to progress their career with a growing global consultancy, working on challenging and often ground-breaking projects. We have a considerable pipeline of work across sectors including residential and commercial, defence, transport infrastructure, energy and renewables, waste and minerals.This is predominantly in the UK and Ireland, with some international opportunities. You will be joining a small but established EIA & Natural Capital team with an opportunity to engage and learn from a vast range of technical experts acrossour environmental, planning, sustainability and project management departments.Whilst you will be expected to support and manage a range of EIA projects within a consultancy environment,the role willalsoprovide the chance tobroaden skills and experience within team and project management, business development and technical assessment areas.This senior leadership role within the team, reporting to the Head of EIA and Natural Capital, would offer an opportunity to influence its direction, particularly in terms of forthcoming Environmental Outcomes requirements, and play a key part in its success.
Our EIA & Natural Capital team has an established workload and excellent reputation, with high technical standards demonstrated through membership of IEMAs EIA Quality Mark scheme, and thought leadership through involvement in industry working groups and presentations/conferences.
As an Associate/Associate Director, you will be responsible for providing technical and commercial leadership within the team, senior management and direction of the EIA/EOR process for a variety of projects/sectors. You will be supported by other senior team members across ESP, and play a part in nurturing and developing our junior staff. You will be expected to demonstrate competence and expertise in more than one of the following:
1. Project Management and Direction:
Lead and oversee multiple projects, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and quality standards;
Coordinate and collaborate with project teams, stakeholders, and subcontractors to gather necessary data and information;
Develop and implement project plans, including scoping, data collection, impact assessment, and reporting;
Effectively communicate and engage with stakeholders, including government agencies, local communities, NGOs, and project developers.
2. Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Outcomes:
Co-ordinate comprehensive and robust assessments of potential environmental, social, and economic impacts associated with proposed projects across multiple sectors;
Understand methodologies and tools to analyse data, assess risks, and identify potential mitigation measures to minimise adverse impacts;
Stay updated with relevant environmental regulations, and collaborate with colleagues from other teams to prepare for changes in this, particularly relating to potential replacement of EIA and SEA;
Provide industry recognised thought leadership, through publishing articles and guidance, speaking at events and being engaged in industry working groups.
3. Team management and leadership:
Work alongside the Head of EIA & Natural Capital to provide technical and commercial expertise, in terms of being available to respond to queries from colleagues and clients, understanding commercial elements such as fee build up, profit margins, etc.
Being engaged in leading weekly virtual team meetings and quarterly in person events, including being aware of team utilisation and programme priorities and recording/following up on team actions;
Provide a line management and mentoring role to more junior staff, and be closely involved in the recruitment and on-boarding process.
4. Business Development and Client Management
Bring a demonstrable knowledge of and recognised profile in at least one development sector, along with a notable set of professional contacts;
Understand the bidding process, including go-no go decisions, contract reviews, supply chain management, cost and fee build up, public tenders and frameworks and consortium building;
Take ownership of business development and client relationship management in a specific sector of geography, working in collaboration with your wider Tetra Tech (or our companies) colleagues and BD strategies.
5. Report Writing and Communication:
Prepare comprehensive EIA/Environmental Outcomes reports that clearly communicate assessment findings, potential impacts, and recommended mitigation measures;
Present findings and recommendations to clients, regulatory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders;
Ensure reports and deliverables are technically accurate, well-structured, and effectively convey complex information to different audiences;
Conduct thorough reviews of EIA deliverables to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with project requirements and regulations. This includes internal QA checks and detailed reviews on behalf of third parties
6. Technical specialism(s)
Be competent, or enthusiastic to learn an additional technical specialism in the following areas: Strategic Environmental Assessment, sustainability, climate change, socio-economics and human health;
Understanding and experience in natural capital, ecosystem services, ESG or sustainable finance aspects would be advantageous.
A Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management or a related field;
Experience in conducting and managing EIA across a range of projects;
Knowledge of environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines related to EIA/EOR processes and compliance;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and effectively;
Team management skills, including organisational, resourcing, training and staff development;
Project management and direction skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and prioritise tasks;
Proactive problem-solving abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to think critically and analytically.
Tetra Techs approach is to nurture and develop our people so there will be opportunities for professional development, training and mentoring.We have clearly defined career frameworks for each technical team so progression can be openly discussed and supported. We offer a wide range of benefits, including volunteering days, flexible working, training allowances and many other aspects.
About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.
At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting
For more information on our company, please visit our website To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter on the Careers section of our website.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tetra Tech is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, or parental leave.



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