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Royal Haskoning DHV
Location: Manchester
Job type: Permanent
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Senior Acoustic Consultant

Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Newcastle or Peterborough

Job Reference - IB028

Full time/Part time

About Us:

“We’ve been around for more than 135 years. We drive inclusive sustainable development with our clients in areas that we master and can actively influence. Our people are keen to positively change the future and leave a legacy. Our networked organisation of smart entrepreneurs connects the best and brightest people in the world. Together we have an ambition to run a financially healthy business by putting our collective intelligence into practice with clients and partners. We are commercial savvy engineers, project managers and consultants who design smart cities, airports, ports, buildings and more. We reinvent industries; co-create clean energy and fresh water by using smart data and digitizing information flows and models. More and more, we connect the digital with the real world in an accelerating pace. Working together with our clients and partners, we use data and algorithms to translate insights into foresights. We help our clients in their digital transformation and we support our clients’ business with better and faster execution of their ambitions.

Let’s enhance society together!”

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Acoustic Consultant to join our expanding Environmental UK team based in Peterborough, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds or Newcastle. We will consider part time applications for this position (Minimum of 22.5 hours per week).

You will have a have a technical background in environmental acoustics with substantial experience of environmental consultancy enabling you to undertake acoustic work within the context of EIA/ESIA and Environmental Permitting as well as standalone noise and vibration projects. You will be able to lead and deliver first-class noise and vibration assessment services to both internal and external clients, to undertake survey and modelling work, to contribute to the costing and budgeting of those services, and to be involved in external communication and growth of the team.

You will be expected to provide robust advice to other members of the HaskoningDHV team, be able to individually develop your own leads and promote rewarding business development, and assist in the smooth running and continued successful development of the team. You must be able to work in a team and, at times, independently. Ongoing contact with project managers, discipline lead and team leaders, and networking within the business group and company as a whole, will be key to the successful execution of the role, both in terms of winning new project work and to ensure continual involvement on current projects.

We have an extensive portfolio of work and the role will involve management/direction, and acquisition, of projects of various sizes including energy (including nuclear and renewables), industry, port and coastal developments, flood and coastal defence, and more general development schemes.

Your main areas of work are:-

* Environmental consultancy;

* Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and environmental appraisal;

* Supporting the delivery of developments and projects within the UK Consent and Planning system and/or Marine Licensing regime;

* Environmental investigations, monitoring, data analysis and assessment; and

* General support to senior technical specialists and the wider team.

Key Requirements:


* Bachelors (essential) and Masters degree (desirable) in a core science, environmental science, or related discipline;

* demonstrable experience of noise monitoring surveys, environmental noise assessment, EIA, PPG24, BS4142 and IPPC permitting;

* Full IoA membership;

* Experienced in the use of noise modelling software;

* Solid understanding of legislative and other drivers, including industry best practice and the EIA process, which form the framework within which noise and vibration work is carried out;

* Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills;

* Substantial experience in consultancy;

* Strong network across relevant industry sectors, including both clients and relevant regulators;

* A proactive outlook, and the ability to work constructively on own initiative and within a team;

* Robust project management and financial management skills;

* Excellent written and verbal communication, organisational, analytical and time management skills;

* Ability to work on own initiative and also as part of a team;

* Focused, articulate and professional in appearance and standard of work;

* Commercial acumen and recognition of growth of services;

* Confidence at the client-interface; and

* Willingness to travel, including possibly to international destinations.


* Building acoustics experience

* Experience of environmental due diligence

* Knowledge of international EIA

* Language skills (European languages, Russian, Arabic)

* Experience outside the consultancy environment (ie as client or regulator)

* Competency with standard CAD/GIS packages


We offer a competitive salary plus a range of benefits, including a contributory pension scheme, discretionary company bonus, Medical and Dental care, Life Insurance, 25 days holiday and a flexible working policy. Our contributory pension scheme has been awarded the Pension Quality Mark, the highest standard of excellence available for UK company pension schemes.

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