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Temple Group

Job title Divisional Director / Business Unit Lead – Noise, Vibration, Air Quality and Construction Environmental Management
Location Negotiable
Salary range Negotiable / Competitive
Date posted 22-Dec-20
Apply by 18-Jan-21

About the business

The Temple Group is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, ecology, planning and sustainability. Working with our clients, and with a team comprising many recognised industry leaders, we work on many exciting, complex, challenging and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes and are proud of our many and varied achievements. We provide a bespoke professional service to clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes, and we do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach.

Our current work portfolio includes: technical support to clients in the private and public sectors, at local and national levels and in the UK and overseas; Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and other support for HS2, Crossrail 2, iconic property developments and large regeneration schemes; support to construction activities, including the London Underground Northern Line Extension, HS2 and Thames Tideway Tunnel; a wide range of bespoke planning and environmental assessments – everything from air quality monitoring and Environmental Statement reviews, through to expert witness support in relation to aviation noise.

For further details on the three businesses that make-up The Temple Group see:

The Challenge

In the face of seismic political, economic, societal and environmental uncertainty and opportunity, we see the 2020s as a decisive decade for realising positive global environmental and social change. Our five-year 2025 Business Strategy responds to this through a new vision to realise an improved quality of life for all, a commitment to creating a new one business structure that is fit for future markets and a business, technology and staff training, development and investment programme that will set us apart from our competitors.

Our 2025 Business Strategy is transformational and our most ambitious to date with significant growth plans over the next few years. Core to its delivery and success is ensuring we continue to deliver a highly valued and differentiated service offering, based on the strength of our relationships with our clients and partners, and the value we can bring to them through the depth of our understanding, insight and technical excellence.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an inspirational leader to lead and grow our Technical Services team comprising noise, vibration, air quality and construction environmental management. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for a new and demanding challenge. Where they will have the authority, ownership and support to drive real-change and improvement at the team, divisional and business level.

This role would suit those who want to work in an ethical and aspirational business, who want to make a positive and meaningful difference and enjoy working in a dynamic, friendly and rewarding environment.

The successful individual will be based in one of our seven offices throughout the UK (London, Manchester, Wakefield, Litchfield, Norwich, Haywards Heath or Lewes) with some opportunity of remote working.

Our requirements

This is a senior role and would suit an industry recognised Chartered Professional, who has significant experience growing and developing similar teams and who have a strong track record in winning and delivering work, desirably with expert witness experience.

We would expect you to have a technical specialism in one or more of the following: noise, vibration, air quality, environmental consenting and construction environmental management. Ideally we are looking for an individual with dual air quality and acoustics qualifications / experience.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with an MBA or equivalent, and with a minimum of 15 years industry experience, we believe an individual with a strong infrastructure and property sector background would be a good fit would with the existing team and our clients.

You should have proven people leadership and team management skills and good commercial awareness. You should be outstanding in winning work and providing exceptional client service. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and good time management, organisational, decision-making and delegation skills.

For further details on the role and responsibilities please see the job description here.


We particularly welcome applicants from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as women, disabled people and individuals from Black and Minority ethnic communities.

Applications close on 18th January 2021.

If you are interested in this role, please send a covering letter setting out what you are passionate about and what you can bring to Temple, stating your current salary and the role/position/grade you are applying for, to Please also attach a copy of your latest full CV.