Company: Wood
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: London, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood is a multidisciplinary environmental and engineering company and includes a well-established and successful development planning team, supported by in-house master planners, environmental, transport, engineering and stakeholder engagement teams.

Our EIA team delivers EIAs for a wide range of high-profile projects across a variety of sectors, many of which are the largest infrastructure projects in the UK. Our planning team works throughout the UK with major landowners, house builders and developers, Government departments and agencies, local authorities, infrastructure providers, utility and energy companies. Our projects are often high profile and at the leading edge of professional practice.

To build on our successes and help deliver an established and expanding portfolio of projects centred on the promotion and delivery of major development schemes, including urban extensions and new garden communities, we are seeking an experienced Principal Consultant / Associate Director with a track record of undertaking EIAs within the property sector to join our team based in Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Bristol or London.

This role presents an excellent opportunity to develop your career working with nationally recognised clients, not least The Crown Estate, Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Duchy of Lancaster, Homes England, and major housebuilders and developers.

This firms ambition for further growth means it's an exciting time to join #TeamWood, and be part of a fast paced, high profile and growing team with high level strategic support; where you will have the opportunity to not only develop your technical delivery and project management experience, but to play an active role in shaping the future direction of the team in Wood.

Job Responsibilities:

Working with our team of town planners and EIA practitioners you will:

  • Contribute to and lead the delivery of EIAs in support of strategic mixed-use urban extensions, garden communities and major planning applications for high profile clients
  • Use your skills and experience to deliver success, representing clients through the planning and EIA process, and taking responsibility for the delivery of high-quality outputs
  • Support a wide range of project management activities (including risk management, quality assurance and financial tracking)
  • Keep abreast of emerging best practice, guidance, and legislative changes, to help raise our profile through networking and use of social media, and actively maintain your own professional development
  • Contribute to high quality proposals for projects and support the EIA and planning teams in winning work
  • Help support and mentor junior staff

Skills / Qualifications

  • You will be qualified to degree level in Town Planning or relevant environmental discipline
  • You will hold membership of the RTPI or Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)
  • You will have significant professional experience, with a substantial part of that spent in the UK private consultancy environment
  • You will be technically confident and persuasive with excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Attention to detail, as well as a commitment to delivery of high quality and timely outputs
  • A sound understanding of relevant UK environmental legislation, particularly in the field of EIA and some practical knowledge of some or all of the technical disciplines required for an EIA
  • You will have experience in managing EIAs (from small to large sized projects) and managing multi-disciplinary project teams to tight deadlines and strictly defined budgets
  • A desire to work as team player in a constructive team environment, combined with an ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with clients and internal and external project stakeholders
  • An understanding of the importance of health and safety excellence
  • You will have a full UK drivers' licence

What is on offer?
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent flexible benefits package
  • Standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions
  • You will be well supported with ongoing training and regular reviews and the post comes with significant scope to further progress your career

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.