Principal EIA / Environmental Services Consultant

Lead environmental assessment and consents workstreams for major projects in London, UK. Join a diverse team at Jacobs to influence environmental outcomes and contribute to a sustainable future.

London, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Part Time   10000+   54 days ago

About Jacobs

Company Overview

Jacobs Solutions Inc.

Dallas, Texas, USA


Business Model


Engineering, consulting, scientific and technical services

Consulting, technical, engineering, scientific, and project delivery services

Locations & Geography

Operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East

Company Culture

Focus on safety, sustainability, integrity, and inclusion

Innovative and collaborative

Strong emphasis on professional growth and development

Activities & Projects

Clarke Creek Wind Farm and Silverton Wind Farm, Australia; SuedLink, Germany

Long-duration underwater energy storage, digital solutions for infrastructure

Green energy transition, climate change initiatives

Contact Information

LinkedIn, Twitter

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business

Who we are

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical challenges for resilient environments, thriving communities, low carbon economies, energy supply, operational advancement, scientific discovery, and cutting-edge technology. With sustainability as a core guiding principle, we turn ideas into practical solutions that transform the world for good.

Our Water & Environment business is recognised as a leader in the provision of environmental consultancy for innovative and exciting major projects across the UK and Europe. We were highly commended as Large Consultancy of the Year Award at the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)’s 2023 Awards, and are part of a company listed as one of the World's Most Admired Companies in engineering and construction by Fortune magazine. Our Sustainable Business Objectives define our aspirations for how we can make a difference in creating a sustainable future for all.

Your Impact

You will have a key role in major project delivery, working closely with our clients and helping to lead our environmental assessment and consents workstreams. Your project experience will enable you to bring together a diverse team of environmental specialists, working as part of project teams to assess potential effects, embedding environment and sustainability in the design and delivery of our projects.

Our environmental assessment team specialises in consenting for nationally significant projects across the UK and Europe, providing technical expertise for clients such as the Environment Agency, National Grid, National Gas, RWE, United Utilities, Anglian Water, Thames Water, HS2, National Highways, Network Rail and many more. We work as part of the wider the Water & Environment business, providing holistic services to help our clients meet their objectives across areas such as social value, sustainability and net zero carbon.

You will join a vibrant and friendly environmental team, with opportunities to deliver projects across a range of sectors, including renewable energy and hydrogen, water resource management and transport. As an Environmental Consultant at Jacobs you will have the opportunity to influence environmental outcomes for some of the most exciting major projects in Ireland, the UK and further afield.

We actively encourage you to achieve your career goals, whether that be in developing existing skills, or expanding your capability into new areas. We want to inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can learn, grow, and succeed, and make a real difference to the global community.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent level of experience.
  • A good understanding of the environmental impacts associated with major projects
  • Proven track record in delivering EIAs and other types of assessments for a range of clients.
  • An excellent understanding of environmental impacts associated with major infrastructure developments and assessment methodologies sufficient to lead technical reviews of Environmental Statements.
  • Experience in a key discipline area, such as ecology, landscape assessment, hydrology, and EIA
  • Knowledge and understanding of consenting regimes, such as the Planning Act/Development Consent Orders (DCO), Transport & Works Act, and Town & Country Planning Act.
  • An excellent understanding of key environmental legislation and policy and an appreciation of the potential changing legal and policy framework for environmental studies.
  • Experience in client facing roles, and in working closely with client bodies and engaging in proactive consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Team leadership experience and strong communication skills and capability in engaging motivating and influencing staff and clients.
  • Strong organisational, communication and inter-personal skills and collaborative working capabilities to co-ordinate and work within multi-disciplinary and diverse teams.
  • Chartered status and Full Membership of a recognised relevant professional body (e.g. IEMA). Where a candidate does not meet this requirement, they would be expected to achieve this within their first year.

Our Culture

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. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. 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 require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

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About the role

Mar 29, 2024

Part Time


Sep 27, 2024


London, United Kingdom

Master's degree or equivalent


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