Senior / Principal Contaminated Land Consultant

Unique opportunity to join one of the world’s most highly regarded Independent Engineering Consultancies with a fantastic reputation for the work they deliver and the profile of their projects


Employer: JSM Associates
Location: London
Salary: £45,000 to 55,000 + Significant Bens & Profit Share
Closing Date: 23 April 2021
Hours: Full Time
Sector: Consultancy
Function:  Contaminated Land / Brownfield

Unique opportunity to join one of the world’s most highly regarded Independent Engineering Consultancies with a fantastic reputation for the work they deliver and the profile of their projects. The role will be within my client’s well-established Land Contamination Advisory Team, which consists of a range of industries experts, as well as juniors and seniors.

In this exceptional opportunity, you will be working on a range of challenging and complex projects both in the UK and overseas.
Suitable candidates will have significant experience of working on complex challenging sites providing high-level advice around Land Quality issues.

Working for this client, you will have exposure to a vast range of exciting projects, as well as the opportunity to work with world-class engineers, consultants and technical specialists. Their reputation and culture make them a very enviable company to join.


You will be involved with multiple projects and be responsible for the technical input of the highest quality.

  • Technical delivery of contaminated land assessments
  • Managing junior staff supporting the delivery of contaminated land assessments
  • Writing environmental reports
  • Project management activities including programming and budget control
  • Interfacing with multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Communicating and liaising with clients
  • Engaging and negotiating with stakeholders
  • Assisting with contaminated land team business development and marketing
  • Preparing bids and presentations

Requirements & Skills

You will be a motivated, enthusiastic and competent individual with proven environmental consultancy experience in the contaminated land field. The individual will require the following knowledge, skills and attributes.

  • Excellent understanding of environmental legislation relating to contaminated land, and experience of application of relevant legislation, policy and guidance in respect to assessment for a range of project types
  • A strong focus on meeting and exceeding client requirements and a commitment to excellence
  • Strong client management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable working on multiple tasks and projects at any one time
  • Proven ability in project leadership
  • Ability to manage and direct more junior staff
  • Good analytical skills with a focus on finding solutions in relation to assessment technical and project management issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have excellent report writing skills
  • Experience of working within a commercial environment, including client liaison, programme and time management, quality assurance and financial/budget control
  • Strong client management skills


  • A good honours degree in a relevant subject
  • Member of a relevant institute (e.g. CIWM, IES) and full Chartered status

Why Choose This Role?

  • My client has an enviable reputation as a fantastic employer with a significant focus on employee welfare. They offer significant scope for flexible working as well as a highly tailored flexible benefits package that can be used in a variety of ways to suit an individual’s needs
  • They offer a fantastic continual development programme and ongoing training to develop your career in a direction of your choosing
  • You will be working alongside many industry leaders and have the opportunity to significantly raise your profile in the industry

Reward & Benefits
My client offers a highly competitive salary and one of the best benefits packages in the sector. Their core benefits include private healthcare and a range of other protection schemes. My client fully supports and safeguards your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a Flexible Benefits Fund, available to spend on a wide range of benefits to suit your work/life balance and financial security.

Even if you are even cautiously looking, I would highly recommend a discreet conversation to find out more about the firm and the role.