Senior Environmental Consultant (Construction)


Glasgow, Rosyth or Inverness

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected]

Sectors: environmental management, ecology

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

Mabbett is a consultancy offering safety, environment and engineering services since 1996. Our team includes engineers, environmental, ecology, planning, process safety and energy professionals. A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that we do. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Environmental Consultant to work within our Construction Environment Team within our Planning and Development Group, based at our Glasgow, Rosyth or Inverness offices. Although we are supporting remote working, an ability and willingness to travel to sites is a requirement of this role.

Position Overview and Responsibilities

This advertisement is an open call to the marketplace for a Senior Environmental Consultant (Construction) to support key clients and to further develop the service area. Typical projects will be working on client construction sites including Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW), Environmental Manager, ecological support, management of environmental sub-contractors, development of construction environmental management plans (CEMPs) and regulator liaison.

Skills and qualifications are described below. However, if your experience, business network and technical areas of expertise are such that you think you should be talking to us about your career development with Mabbett, please get in touch and make your case.

The successful candidate will work in a client-facing role with lead responsibilities for excellent project delivery, valued outcomes and great customer service. Our clients range from small developers to large construction and utilities companies; projects range from short-term interventions to multi-year contracts.

Core technical project areas include:

  • Construction environmental and ecological management.
  • Management of environmental and ecological sub-contractors.
  • Environmental impact assessment, planning and development.
  • Environmental management plan development.
  • Environmental permit applications and monitoring / management.

Additional technical project areas include:

  • Biodiversity net gain.
  • Circular economy and resource efficiency.
  • Environmental legal compliance and permitting.
  • Chemical and waste management.
  • Contaminated land.


  • Construction site operations and environmental management.
  • Ecological project management from proposal stage to project completion.
  • Organised, logical and structured; attention to detail.
  • Communication and training delivery skills.
  • Business development.
  • Creative thinking and ability to identify and drive new business opportunities and projects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional software packages.
  • Language skills (English minimum).
  • GIS proficiency (desirable).

The successful candidate will work within a supportive, friendly and driven team, contributing to meeting Team Mabbett targets.

The position may require travel (including overnight stays) throughout the U.K. and abroad depending on project requirements. Company pool cars or hire cars are available for business travel – a valid driving licence is required, valid passport and photo ID is required for air travel. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Honors or Masters Degree in environmental management, environmental studies, ecology or a related subject.
  • Membership of a relevant professional body such as CIEEM / IEMA and/or be Chartered.
  • CSCS card holder.

Experience and competence (as related to the technical project areas listed above) in:

  • A successful track record of working as Environmental Manager or ECoW on construction sites is essential.
  • Handling and management of ecological survey data.
  • Addressing of ecological and other planning requirements such as preparation of Habitat Management Plans, Monitoring Plans or CEMPs.
  • Effective task and project management.
  • Communicating successfully with individuals at all levels.
  • Professional services delivery and technical sales (desirable).

Personal Attributes

  • Desire and enthusiasm to be successful.
  • Tenacious; a ‘self-starter’ with commercial awareness.
  • Interest and motivation for continuous professional development.
  • Good professional network for sub-contractor use.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to motivate others to implement solutions and to drive sales.
  • Adaptable and flexible.

About the Company

Mabbett is an Equal Opportunities Employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.

To Apply

To apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and Covering Letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match this Consultant post. Candidates are requested to provide a realistic indication of their salary expectations. Please apply by email to: [email protected].

Further Information

For further information on this vacancy contact Suzanne Lindsay, email: [email protected] or T: 0141 227 2300.

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