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WSP USA Associate Environmental (EIA) Consultant in London, United Kingdom

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As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.

In our Environmental Assessment and Management team, we have team members at all technical levels (from Graduate to Technical Director) based in offices across the UK, specialising in EIA. Our work involves infrastructure and development projects in most sectors, in particular power & energy, rail, highways, water and residential/commercial development.

The role can be based from any of WSP’s UK offices and is ideally suited to a pro-active individual looking to use their initiative to progress their career.

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In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.

To find out more about our business click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: Who We Are | WSP (https://www.wsp.com/en-gb/who-we-are)


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Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

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Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

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We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that’s chartership, training or mentoring.



Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

As an Associate EIA Consultant within WSPs Environmental Assessment and Management team, you will work with a range of technical environmental specialists and design teams across multiple sectors to lead environmental teams and inputs to project designs and assessments. You will be instrumental in improving the environmental performance for a diverse range of projects across multiple sectors.

The role would suit an enthusiastic individual looking to influence, lead and deliver environmental elements of engineering projects, within a wide range of sectors including rail, highways, energy and commercial / residential, from feasibility through to planning, detailed design, construction and handover / maintenance. You will have responsibility for leading projects including tasks relating to recruitment, bidding, project team management, project delivery, and financial management.

A typical week could include:

  • Providing environmental advice and support to clients, project managers and colleagues

  • Working with colleagues, diverse environmental specialists, clients and engineering teams to promote sustainable design and environmental enhancement

  • Leading large, multiple, and complex projects, overseeing our performance on technical, quality, commercial, and health and safety

  • Building relationships with clients and identifying opportunities to provide support in areas such as resourcing, programming, strategy development and project delivery.

  • Proactively seeking to develop new client relationships and actively seeking opportunities for marketing services and cross-selling, including presenting at conferences on behalf of WSP.

  • Undertaking activities to secure new work, including developing proposals for complex opportunities, delivering strategic level bids and framework opportunities, and undertaking business development opportunities.

  • Leading on and contributing to the development of innovative techniques to shape the way we do our business whether through Digital EIA, Technical Excellence, Future Ready EIA etc.

  • Driving performance improvement and career advancement opportunities across team.

  • Promoting and building team culture and being identified as a ‘go to’ person within the wider team, supporting others in problem solving and achieving team and business goals.

  • Promoting an inclusive workplace, demonstrating an understanding of Health and Safety whilst living the values of our health, safety, and wellbeing culture.

  • Undertaking actions that contribute towards the success of the WSP business strategy, whilst being self-motivated towards goals relevant to the role, team, and your projects.

  • A relevant environmental degree level qualification in EIA, or similar

  • Achieved Chartered Environmental Status and Full membership of IEMA, or similar qualification with a relevant professional body

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of EIA processes and relevant UK legislation is essential, as is a good understanding of a range of technical environmental disciplines.

  • Demonstrable post-qualified experience of leading environmental assessments on a variety of projects, including large scale infrastructure projects, and across different development sectors, such as rail, energy, housing, highways

  • Comprehensive project management skills, including commercial and risk aspects, forecasting, and quality assurance

  • Experience in work winning and bid preparation activities

  • Confident in liaising with cross discipline teams, clients, and with external bodies and organisations

  • Demonstrable client care skills in securing new work in addition to existing client retention

  • A strong network within your industry with clients, statutory consultees etc.

  • First rate verbal and written communication skills including report writing with an attention to detail

  • Demonstrable experience of promoting a positive health, safety and wellbeing culture