RSK Group plc

Senior or Principal Environmental Consultant

Contract Type
£commensurate with experience


RSK Environment Ltd, a part of RSK Group plc, is looking for a high-calibre environmental senior or principal consultant to join RSK’s growing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) & Environmental Management (EM) team in Glasgow. 


The RSK Group is a dynamic, multidisciplinary environmental consultancy and services provider servicing a wide range of commercial, energy, government, property, transport and utilities clients.  Since 1989, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and retain talented people. Working for RSK is an opportunity to evolve as a professional, to innovate and to make a difference.


RSK Environment Ltd is a registrant under the IEMA EIA Quality Mark Standard. We are currently working on many large-scale projects in Scotland including rail electrification, electricity transmission and distribution projects, property developments and onshore wind.


As a result of success over the past year our business is expanding and we are looking for a talented professional, seeking an exciting career opportunity and a fulfilling lifestyle in one of the UK’s Top 10 environmental companies 


Senior or Principal Environmental Consultant - Glasgow


The successful candidate is likely to have between 5 to 10 years experience working on EIA projects and/or the environmental management of construction sites in the public or private sector preferably within consultancy.


The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellent communication with team members, peers and the company senior management. They will be expected to be able to support the growth of the team through business development activities. They will be self motivated, exhibit a proactive approach and work well within a team environment.


The candidate will be expected to be flexible, adaptable and prepared to take on new challenges and work on projects around the UK. The successful candidate will be working on high profile projects in the energy, rail, and residential sectors helping some of the UK’s leading organisations to safeguard the environment for the future. 



  • Managing and overseeing EIAs and small to large-sized environmental projects from commencement to completion and close out
  • Coordinating and delivering simple and complex tenders, supporting business development and building relationships with clients. 
  • Taking a leading role in engaging with regulators and clients;
  • Providing line management, mentoring and/or support to junior staff;
  • Developing individual capability to provide advice on a wide range of environmental issues;
  • Delegating and distributing work to colleagues and more junior members of staff, and reviewing incoming contributions.
  • Providing advice on a wide range of environmental issues;
  • Leading EIA projects and other environmental studies; and
  • Developing their own technical skills and industry knowledge.

Desired experience

  • BSc degree level qualified in a relevant discipline.
  • Preferably MSc qualified in environmental impact assessment, environmental management or related subject.
  • Professional membership would be desirable, e.g. PIEMA, CEnv or equivalent.
  • At least five (senior) or eight (principal) years of previous consultancy experience assisting/managing EIA projects or delivering environmental reports such as environmental management plans (EMPs).
  • Good working knowledge of UK environmental legislation.
  • Experience in rail, onshore wind and/or electricity transmission would be preferred. Experience in one or more of the following sectors would be desirable: renewable energy, conventional power, EfW, biomass, road schemes, and property.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good team player, with the ability to work independently as well as to supervise others.
  • Enthusiastic and well organised.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Specialist skills in a related subject (e.g. town planning, ecology, hydrology, landscape) would be advantageous but not essential.
  • Full driving licence.

Salary and benefits: 

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, childcare vouchers and private health care
  • Regular training and career development

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.


As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Currently placed within the Top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.


For more information please call Kate Pine, HR Advisor on 01928 728156 or email


To see further career opportunities with RSK Group, visit our website


RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.



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