Contaminated Land Consultant

Central London • £35K - £40K + Exceptional Bens • Ref: JSM 12164

Contaminated Land

Posted 15th December 2021

Career defining opportunity for an experienced Contaminated Land Consultant to join one of the most sought-after consultancy firms globally.  This fantastic role will see the successful candidate working a host of prestigious projects in the UK and globally. You will also be working alongside some of the U.K.’s most respected industry professionals.

My client is one of the most celebrated firms to work for.  They are an independent multi-disciplinary consultancy offering a broad range of professional services on some of the most significant projects globally. 

My client’s land quality team forms part of the Environmental Consulting business, which comprises teams covering a range of environmental specialisms. The contaminated land team coordinate, manage and produce contaminated land assessments, working with a variety of technical disciplines on a wide range of different types of development. The team have expertise in the assessment of ground contamination, material and waste management, environmental permitting, due diligence and water quality.

The position is for an Environmental Consultant to work within my clients Environmental Consulting business in London.  Clients will include private developers, public sector authorities and other organisations.  You will be working in a multi-disciplinary environment alongside other environmental, planning, engineering and urban design specialists, and will work closely with technical disciplines delivering high quality environmental consultancy services.

You will be Responsible for

·       Working under the direction of senior staff and sharing work with graduates and other junior staff
·       Undertaking desk studies and site inspections/ audits
·       Designing and supervising ground investigations/ contractors, including site work, scheduling chemical testing and checking factual investigation reports and invoices
·       Assessing and managing data, particularly using GIS, gINT, Excel, risk assessment software and other tools such as 3D modelling in Leapfrog
·       Preparation of contamination assessment reports, risk assessments, remediation strategies and verification reports
·       Supporting senior staff during due diligence work
·       Preparing ground conditions/contamination chapters in environmental statements
·       Attending internal  and external client meetings and external stakeholder liaison
·       Assisting the team's research work, presentations and inputs into tenders

Skills & Knowledge

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:

·       Good planning, organisation skills and communications skills (written and verbal)
·       Confident, diligent and able to lead people
·       Excellent computer and data management/ presentation skills
·       Ability to continually learn and professionally develop
·       Good communication and presentation skills and able to effectively negotiate
·       Some experience of soil and waste management, waste classification, DQRA, hydrogeological assessment, due diligence and environmental permitting would be of benefit

You should have a minimum of two years relevant industry experience


·       A good honours degree in a relevant subject
·       Working towards full membership of a relevant institution (CIWEM, IEMA, IEnvSc, Geological Society, RSC or equivalent) and considering chartership in the future

Rewards & Benefits

My client offers a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in the sector including significant bonus.


My client believes when talented people collaborate, great things are possible. They look to hire people with proven skills and open minds. They are taking positive action to create an inclusive culture that is grounded in our purpose to shape a better world.

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 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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