Consultant / Senior Air Quality Scientist

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Stantec’s multi-disciplinary Environmental Consulting team is looking forward to a very exciting period ahead as we grow our existing teams and build on the exciting opportunities created by joining up with Barton Willmore.

Our UK Air Quality Team continues to be engaged in a wide range of technical work and to help continue the successful growth of the team and wider Stantec UK business, we are seeking a consultant who is keen to further develop their air quality consultancy skills. 

The Air Quality team undertakes a wide range of studies across the UK throughout the development control process (i.e. in support of site promotion, input to the planning application, condition discharge) for all scales and types of development. We also undertake detailed studies in support of Major Infrastructure (Highways etc) and Environmental Permit applications in the power, water, industry, minerals and waste sectors. In the Built Environment sector, the Air Quality Team supports our clients in delivering sustainable and desirable developments through promoting Stantec's’ ethos of ‘designing with communities in mind’ and ‘Places first’ by providing insight at the initial conceptual stage of developments to ensure air quality positive design measures are embedded to minimise generation and exposure to air pollution (outdoor and indoor).

You would join the existing Stantec UK Air Quality team in either our Bristol and London offices alongside colleagues in the wider Environmental Services team and Stantec's’ Engineering, Buildings, Infrastructure, Transportation and Planning Teams. You will already have experience in undertaking air quality impact assessments involving road traffic, combustion and possibly odour emissions, be familiar with the use of air quality dispersion modelling software (e.g. Aermod/ADMS/ADMS-Roads) and be providing input to report writing and contributing to Environmental Statement preparation.

ou will also have an interest in developing these key skills and taking on more responsibility for project delivery and providing input to enhancing assessments to reflect emerging requirements in relation to both human and ecological receptors to provide a more holistic approach to air quality.

Key responsibilities / Duties will include (dependent on level): 

  • Dispersion modelling of road traffic and industrial pollution sources.
  • Writing air quality reports to accompany planning applications and input to Environment Impact Assessments
  • Initial site appraisals and consultation
  • Application of GIS for effective and accurate model input and communication of results
  • Input to proposals for air quality projects

Capabilities and Qualifications: 

The successful candidate will have a BEng, BSc or MSc in a relevant subject, or the equivalent level qualification. In addition, the candidate should be able to demonstrate: 

  • Experience in dispersion modelling (ADMS Roads and AERMOD or ADMS5)
  • Be proficient with the application of GIS packages within an air quality environment and digitalisation of the input and outputs of modelling packages
  • Experience of working for a consultancy is essential
  • An understanding of the LAQM and UK planning and regulatory system in relation to air quality and wider environmental aspects
  • Experience in managing client relationships and work winning capability would be an advantage for more senior candidates
  • Good communication, data analysis and report writing skills
  • Membership of the IAQM

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 25,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

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