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Job Description

We are looking for a Senior/Principal Consultant to join our Wales and South West team. The position would ideally be based in Cardiff, but consideration would also be given to location within either our Bristol, Swindon or Southampton offices. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an established and growing regional team, part of WYG’s 100 strong and expanding national geo-environmental resource.

The Wales and South West team provide ground investigation and geo-environmental consultancy services for a broad range of private and public sector clients in the development, health, education, defence and infrastructure sectors.

Job type Geo-Environmental Consultancy

Location Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff

Discipline Environmental

Fixed term No

Ref No 12652

You will become a key member of this busy team delivering focused contaminated land solutions for our growing key client base, with emphasis on technical excellence, client care and effective project management. You will work alongside other land contamination, ground investigation and geo-technical specialists to deliver holistic solutions to clients’ needs in these areas. Additionally, you will collaborate with geo-environmental teams in other offices and with other specialists in the planning, environment and engineering teams.

You will play a key role in supporting the leadership of the team and the day to day management and delivery of projects. The role will suit those with an existing background in environmental geo-science as applied to the investigation, assessment and remediation of land contamination. Key attributes required for the position are sound technical knowledge and project management skills, enthusiasm, self-motivation, ability to lead and develop more junior staff and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The role will require travel, principally within Wales and the Southwest region but there may also be occasional requirements to support other regional offices within the UK.

About You

This is a Senior / Principal level appointment requiring considerable post-graduate geo-environmental experience. You must be chartered with a relevant professional institution or near chartered. A post graduate degree in a relevant discipline would be an advantage. You should also have:

Thorough understanding of current contaminated land technical guidance, Part 2A legislation and the development planning regime.

The ability to review and critically analyse technical data to develop holistic and integrated conceptual models and to undertake both Generic and Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessments for both human health and controlled waters.

Skills in producing Phase 1, Phase 2 geo-environmental reports, remediation strategies, material management plans, validation reporting and feasibility studies (e.g. identification and assessment of site constraints).

Experience designing and managing ground investigations to support land contamination assessments.

Knowledge of and experience in selecting appropriate techniques for the remediation of land contamination.

Demonstrable skills in writing accurate, concise, clear and well-constructed technical reports, reviewing the work of others, assessing the technical approach and determining compliance with relevant guidance and the client’s requirements.

Experience in dealing with local authority contaminated land officers and other regulators.

Client focus with proven ability to develop and maintain client relationships and deliver high levels of client care.

Experience of developing new business from existing and potential new clients.

Understanding of HSE requirements, responsibilities and safe systems of work.

A proven track record in successful project delivery.

Understanding of commonly used forms of contract.

The ability to manage the financial performance of projects to achieve budget targets and maintain key performance indicators.

Experience in writing and reviewing bids, quotations etc.

The ability to work with a range of specialist professionals to deliver multi-disciplinary projects and to build rapport and relationships with peers to develop good working relationships with the wider team.

Experience of effectively coaching and mentoring others.

Excellent communication skills.

Problem solving and planning skills with ability to find innovative and practical solutions.


A rewarding future is yours at WYG. We’re committed to supporting your personal aspirations - and with clear career paths and a wide range of opportunities, your goals will always be within reach. Our blended learning experience will help you develop all the skills and qualifications you need to succeed. Fantastic flexible benefits and personalised rewards make up an excellent package.