Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Consultant/Senior Consultant

Bristol, Central London, North West, South East • £27K – £37K + Attractive Bens Package • Ref: JSM 12004

Landscape Architecture / Planning, Town Planning, Sustainability

Posted 9th November 2020

Exciting opportunity for an experienced SEA Consultant/Senior to join this leading multi-disciplinary global consultancy to work on a range of exciting projects across the UK.

My client is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability.  Operating across the globe, they work in partnership with their customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice.  My client offers unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, offering a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

They are looking for an experienced Consultant/Senior Consultant to join their Planning and Infrastructure team within their reputable Water Practice.  You will be involved in a variety of exciting infrastructure projects, including some of the biggest strategic resource options in the UK. You will also play an integral role in the continued growth and success of the Water practice and wider business.

You will lead and manage your own projects, collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and deliver all aspects of consultancy from tendering, budget control, leading projects, generating new business and nurturing existing client relationships.

Although, this role will sit within my client’s Water Practice, you will provide environmental assessment work across all practice areas.


The role can be situated from one of my clients following offices, Bristol, London, Manchester or Oxfordshire

Ideally You Will Have The Following

·         Proven professional consultancy experience
·         Experience of project management and budget control
·         Experience of leading teams on projects and tasks
·         Proposal writing and winning public and private sector consultancy projects
·         Client management and business development expertise
·         Experience in negotiating with planning authorities, regulators and stakeholders
·         Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
·         A proactive and enthusiastic person who is ready to support junior members of the team


You will work with consultants across my client’s business who are recognised nationally and internationally for their specialist skills and expertise.  Within the water sector their positive reputation has seen the team win a large quantity of environment-related frameworks for water companies across England and Wales.

Day to day, you could expect this role to involve:

·         Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) work, particularly for UK Water companies
·         High-level environment and planning advice to public and private sector clients
·         Project management
·         Development of new and existing work streams and clients

These are just a few examples of the role responsibilities and work we are currently delivering.

You will be an experienced consultant, with an environmental assessment or town planning degree or post graduate qualification and ideally working towards or with chartered status (RTPI, IEMA).  You will also possess in-depth practical working knowledge of the UK planning system and consenting process including the SEA regulations.  Experience of SEA and Sustainability Appraisal is required, and experience in the water sector is desirable.  You will have strong technical ability with experience in the management and delivery of SEA documentation as well as a track record of business development, winning work and client management.

About this opportunity

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference.  What sets my client apart their People.  You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals.  You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career through their broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

Rewards & Benefits

Our client offers a highly competitive salary along with a range of exciting benefits.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join an ambitious business with significant growth plans ahead.  My client offers a lot of training as well as great scope for progression and reward.  You will have significant input into the growth and development of the business. 

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

Contact Us

If you are interested in finding out more about this position or similar roles currently and would like a discreet non-committal chat, please contact Jeremy Money (  However, if you have not received a response within with-in one working week, please assume your application has been unsuccessful this time round.  We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

This is one of a number of exciting positions currently available via JSM Associates.  JSM offers an extensive range of jobs in the areas of Planning, CSR & Sustainability, Environmental Management, Remediation & Contaminated Land, EIA and Ecology, Geotechnics, Environmental Planning, Air Quality, Noise and Vibration Landscape.

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