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Senior Environmental, Planning & Consents Consultant


Wimbledon, London
Competitive Package

Why join us?

We are looking to recruit personnel who are interested in working on energy projects that are significant, challenging, and varied. At DORIS, we maintain a creative, supporting working environment, placing our people at the core of our business and we are committed to a culture of staff development and retainment.

What is in it for you?

The biggest advantage of joining DORIS is the exposure you will receive when working within an established and leading consultancy across global Offshore Wind projects. The EIA Consultant will be working closely with DORIS’s Renewables team and the technical departments across the Renewables Division.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to support business projects across our UK operations to accelerate toward a sustainable, net zero business model, and to ensure ongoing compliance with a variety of environmental consents, legislation, and policy.

This permanent position is well suited to an experienced individual with an appetite for continuous learning about sectors, clients and the application of new legislation. We are looking for someone who wants to further advance their career in the thriving environmental and sustainability sector with a proven track record in preparing and submitting offshore EIA applications to the regulatory bodies.

  • Undertake and support in the management of EIA project work
  • Undertake literature reviews and prepare research reports focusing on environmental planning and consent legislation
  • Support team with internal carbon footprint calculations and development of carbon calculator for offshore developments
  • Input into a range of ecological deliverables including: habitat management plans, strategic Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and/or Nature Inclusive design plans

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Input into client proposals for EIA advisory services and assessments of large and complex developments. This will often be in collaboration with other disciplines within DORIS.
  • Use your experience in environmental law and planning – to advise clients on consenting regulations and requirements
  • Preparation of Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA) and Habitats Regulations Assessments (HRA); Appropriate Assessment and Annex VI risk assessments
  • Land management advice and habitat restoration
  • Assist in deputising management responsibilities and acting as a Lead on projects
  • Assist in the development and nurturing of graduate and developing engineers

Safety and Environmental Related Tasks

  • Lead by example to maintain a strong SHEQ culture
  • Demonstrable commitment to sustainability practices and awareness of the critical importance of reducing our carbon footprint in all aspects of our work.
  • Promote a positive sustainability culture across social, economic, and environmental aspects.
  • Support implementation of the sustainability, net zero and SHEQ strategies;
  • Support environmental incident investigation and implementing corrective action;
  • Deliver environmental consent training;
  • Maintain good communications with the SHEQ and operational teams

Experience, Competencies & Soft Skills

  • Previous experience working with environmental consents in the UK
  • Previous experience of working with and liaising with UK environmental regulators
  • preparing environmental statements for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Experience in consultation and engagement with regulatory bodies (i.e. Local Authorities, Environment Agency)
  • An understanding of UK and European environmental legislation and how this translates to providing the necessary advice to clients
  • Ability to provide advice to clients on how to reduce their carbon output and adopt meaningful sustainable solutions for their business
  • A knowledge of Nature Inclusive Design and the principals of Biodiversity Net gain with a further understanding of how to put in place systems to monitor their efficacy
  • Perform detailed studies and analyses
  • Demonstrable experience in complex report writing
  • Proficient in the use of Excel
  • Ability to present clear and cohesive arguments underpinned by reference to peer reviewed research
  • Genuine enthusiasm for subject
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritise workload
  • Focused on completion of work within the allocated time budget and by the due date.


Science Degree in Ecology/ Biology / Environmental Management or Sustainability


  • Modern and stylish Wimbledon HQ, with a great location for transport and social events
  • Hybrid working arrangement – 3 days a week in the office
  • Generous Annual Leave allowance, with an additional holiday every 2 years’ of consecutive work up to 5 additional days.
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Cover
  • Annual discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Perks scheme
  • Employee Assistance and Wellbeing programme inlcuding Corporate gym discount
  • Support towards professional memberships
  • The opportunity to continue to develop both personally and professionally, in our rapidly growing company
  • A brilliant company culture that encourages initiative, collaboration, and positivity at work
  • Active social committee

Your Application

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this vacancy. Your application will be carefully considered during the initial screening process. Unfortunately, due to the high volumes of applicants we are unable to personally respond with everyone that applies but we will contact you if you are selected to progress in the recruitment process.

DORIS Group is an equal opportunities employer.

To comply with immigration legislation, DORIS Group is legally required to verify your right to work in the UK.

Candidates requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside other applicants. Appointments will be based upon DORIS Group being able to provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy within the EU/EEA or the role is listed on The Shortage Occupation List.



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