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Principal Consultant/Technical Director - Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance, UK

Office Location: Edinburgh (Glasgow or Stirling considered)

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week 9.00am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive basic salary, comprehensive benefits package

Discipline team: EMP&C

Reporting to: Technical Discipline Manager


Job Description


SLR Consulting have an established office which is located in western Edinburgh. At present the office accommodates a number of technical disciplines including Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Civil and Structural Engineering, Landscape Architecture, Process Engineering and Process Safety, Waste and Resources Management, ESIA, Noise and Vibration, and Land Quality. 

Our Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance team work with clients across a diverse range of sectors, providing support with permit applications and associated regulatory assistance, compliance monitoring, management system development and implementation and a host of associated services.

As part of expansion plans for our Environmental Management, Permitting and Compliance team throughout the UK, we are looking to make a strategic appointment of an individual to work with existing clients as well as deliver project work for the team, ideally within Edinburgh but Glasgow and Stirling would also be considered.

The successful individual would join as part of the wider UK team, but with responsibility for building on existing client relationships in the region and re-establishing a presence for the team in Scotland, winning and delivering new projects and growing a team around themselves as they do so.

Along with competitive basic salaries, SLR staff enjoy comprehensive benefits packages inc pension, healthcare, cash car allowance, travel insurance and much more. In addition, for individuals contributing to SLR’s continued growth and expansion the potential to gain equity in this employee-controlled consultancy through shares options also exists.


The successful individual will have a key responsibility for winning/developing new business within Environmental Permitting (industrial, waste, minerals or other associated fields), Environmental Management and Compliance; as well as playing a lead role in the delivery of these projects.

This role presents a fantastic opportunity to develop a new geographical presence for an expanding discipline team within an established consultancy; with support from an extensive and diverse range of technical expertise throughout the group.

The successful individual will also have responsibility for expanding the team within Scotland around themselves as workloads increase.

Given that all of our discipline teams work UK-wide as a single team, this will also involve management of other staff within the EMPC team - and other disciplines - throughout our office network brought in as part of project delivery.


Person Specification

Person Spec Summary:

• Environmental Management/Compliance/Permitting Consultancy or Regulatory based experience and technical knowledge inc report writing skills
• Commercial acumen and potential to develop workloads within new and existing clients
• Proven capabilities growing and managing a technical team
• Chartered member of a relevant professional body/institute


Applications and Enquiries

SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. Further details of our Equal Opportunities policy are available upon request.To apply, please complete the online application form below.