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SLR Consulting

Job title Contaminated Land Consultant – Associate or Principal Grade
Location Nottingham
Salary range Competitive basic, comprehensive benefits, agile working
Sector Contaminated Land, Environmental Geology
Reference VN547
Date posted 21-May-21
Apply by 21-Jun-21
Contact Chris Macleod
Summary We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Contaminated Land professional / Geologist to join the team within our existing Nottingham office and provide leadership for the members of the team working within that location.

Contaminated Land Consultant (Associate or Principal grade), Nottingham

SLR’s European Land Quality team has a well established and busy team of over 38 environmental geology and contaminated land professionals, working across its network of UK offices. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to join the team within our existing Nottingham office and provide leadership for the members of the team working within that location. This position provides an opportunity to join a diverse team of earth science specialists, engineers and scientists in a leading multinational consultancy and to take an active role in the future growth and development of our Land Quality & Remediation team.

SLR are global leaders in environmental and advisory solutions helping our clients achieve their sustainability goals. We are a consultancy with over 1650 staff across 5 regions – including over 430 staff across Europe. SLR’s ‘one team’ culture is at the heart of our business; providing a collaborative and supportive environment for professional development. Along with competitive salaries, our staff enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including a company pension and healthcare offering, travel and life insurance, critical illness cover and a structured career framework with regular reviews offering outstanding opportunities for progression. Alongside 25 day’s annual leave, SLR offer agile working which allows staff to tailor hours worked around core hours, and our family friendly policies help balance the needs of professional and family life. 

SLR will close the role when we have received a sufficient number of applications, so please do not delay in applying for the position.

To apply for this position please submit your application at: SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer but our expectations go beyond just complying with legislation. It is SLR's intention that active steps are undertaken to ensure that opportunities are open to all and that as a business, we continue to strive to promote diversity and inclusion and reduce the gender pay gap


As well as providing local level leadership to the Nottingham team, the successful candidate will develop, lead and deliver Land Quality projects for clients across a broad spectrum of sectors. The successful candidate will be equally comfortable working within a team and independently to deliver projects and develop business with new and existing clients. You will act as a project manager, write proposals and manage client relationships, and you will be responsible for provision of workload to others in the team and will be expected to mentor and coach others. We would anticipate further growth of the existing local team around the successful candidate. 
As a local leader, you will input into the management of the wider Land Quality team, enhancing and broadening team capacity and capability.
The successful candidate will work across the various sectors in which we operate, in particular built environment, industry, infrastructure and energy.
The role will involve travel across the UK


Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Relevant first degree in engineering geology, or similar applied geoscience;
  • Track record in delivering a range of technical contaminated land and geo-environmental assessments for clients in the UK;
  • Proven leadership skills, with past experience in managing, mentoring and leading a small team of specialist staff in a consultancy environment and achieving or exceeding financial, project performance and health and safety goals;
  • Extensive experience and expertise, particularly in the areas of site investigation, geo-environmental assessment, geological investigation, contaminated land risk assessments and remediation.
  • Chartered or near chartered Member of a relevant professional institution;
  • An established track record in building and maintaining good working relationships with both new and existing clients;
  • Proven relevant experience and technical competence in a consulting environment;
  • Must have a full current driving licence valid in the UK.