Senior Environmental Consultant

About Arup
Arup is an independent company of engineers, architects, designers, consultants, and technical specialists offering a wide range of professional services.
It is the creative force behind some of the most important and innovative projects in today's-built environment, both small and large in scale. With 90 offices in 35 countries, our more than 18,000 employees offer a wide range of professional services. Thus, through our work, we want to create a positive impact in our current environment.
We have been present in Spain since 1993 and we have a tea of more than 220 engineers, consultants, and qualified technical personnel. We work for clients from the public and private sectors, providing creative and sustainable solutions based on the efficient use of resources.
Role
We are currently looking for an experienced environmental consultant who brings expertise in the environmental scope (feasibility, impact assessment, permitting, monitoring, due diligence) of land development, building and infrastructure projects in Spain. The focus of the role is to support the growth of our environmental business in Spain and our environment and social local team in Madrid, as well as contributing to the successful delivery of projects across Europe.
The person will be involved in the following tasks:
* Setting the vision and priorities for Arup's Spain business in the Environmental Services market.
* Developing and implementing a market and client-facing business plan to position Arup to meet future market needs and position Arup as a prime Environmental Services consultancy in Spain.
* Increasing Arup's work on Environmental Services consultancy projects across existing and new clients to secure a strong pipeline of work in Spain.
* Forging strategic partnerships which link government bodies and clients, where there is mutual benefit in working together, and/or bringing in and developing new strategic partners.
* Creating an enabling environment which offers Environmental Services to every service proposition in Arup.
* Leading and supporting a team of environmental experts in Madrid to deliver excellent work, ensuring the quality of the work delivered and developing the appropriate skillset to the environmental service offering.
Minimum requirements
Nobody is perfect and all career paths are different. We look forward to receiving your application, even if you do not fulfil all our requirements:
* Degree qualified in a relevant discipline such as Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Forest Engineering, Ecology or equivalent qualification.
* Significant experience in the Spanish environmental and overall permitting regulatory framework, requirements and stakeholders, private and public.
* Technical leadership for the development and review of environmental impact documentation, including Strategic Environmental assessment (Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica) and Environmental Impact assessment assessment (EIAEstudios de Impacto Ambiental) of projects in Spain,.
* Experience in industrial sites and Integrated Environmental Authorization (Autorización Ambiental Integradaincluding "Declaración de Impacto Ambiental" or "Environmental Impact Statement",) will also be valuable.
* Development or review experience of environmental and social management plans (ESMP), environmental monitoring plans ("Plan de Vigilancia Ambiental" in Spain) and environmental and social management system (ESMS).
* Proven track record of personally overseeing the delivery of major Environmental Services projects successfully in the EU market, working with multiple stakeholders, and negotiating with the highest level of the public administration bodies.
* Wide experience in stakeholder management with relevant authorities to obtain approvals, such as river basin authorities (hydrography or "Conferencias Hidrográficas"), archaeological authoritiesy, cattle roadtracks (s or "Vías Pecuarias)", forestry (or "Montes de Utilidad Pública)", urban planning or "Compatibilidad Urbanística(Planeamiento)", etc. Experience in preparing the relevant documentation will also be valuable.
* Capacity to perform environmental monitoring duties during construction and operation phases of projects, undertaking site visits in Spain and internationally.
* Track record in support with business development activities including identification of new opportunities, meeting with clients and preparing proposal
* Experience of building senior client relationships, developing a pipeline of potential work, having a strategic role in major bidding and work-winning, and delivering projects for private sector and public sector clients.
* Excellent understanding of and uncompromising passion and dedication to environmental stewardship, nature conservation & restoration, climate and sustainability issues in the built environment.
* Collaborative and team-player approach for working closely with our planning, design and engineering colleagues to ensure environmental aspects are properly considered during all project phases.
* Track record in support with business development activities including identification of new opportunities, meeting with clients and preparing proposals.
* Experience of building senior client relationships, developing a pipeline of potential work, having a strategic role in major bidding and work-winning, and delivering projects for private sector and public sector clients.
* Proven track record of personally overseeing the delivery of major Environmental Services projects successfully in the EU market, working with multiple stakeholders, and negotiating with the highest level of the public administration bodies.
* Development or review experience of environmental and social management plans (ESMP), environmental monitoring plans ("Plan de Vigilancia Ambiental" in Spain) and environmental and social management system (ESMS).
* Capacity to perform environmental monitoring duties during construction and operation phases of projects, undertaking site visits in Spain and internationally.
* Strongest communication abilities in order to lead internal knowledge transfer, convey strategic messages to clients, negotiate effectively with stakeholders and position Arup as leader in the field during events, congresses, academic papers, etc.
* Fluent in English and Spanish, comfortable leading diverse, multidisciplinary, international teams.
Conditions
Immediate incorporation
How to apply for this vacancy?
To apply for this vacancy, register your updated CV and a cover letter in English.
Why work at Arup
* We work on innovative and international projects collaborating with different disciplines and offices around the world
* We offer flexible check-in and check-out hours and a hybrid work model
* You will have the possibility of living a professional experience abroad, through our international assignments
* We offer a flexible contribution plan, being able to choose the benefits that best suit our needs: nursery vouchers, transport card, restaurant vouchers, pension plan and medical insurance
* We have continuous training through our Arup University platform, LinkedIn Learning licenses and access to virtual English/Spanish classes
* We are committed to equal opportunities through the objectives established in our equality plan
* You will be able to participate in EDI initiatives (equity, diversity and inclusion) that are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, such as Connect Out Europe and Connect Women +
* You can also participate in the Community Engagement (commitment to different communities) and Ovagreen (commitment to the environment) initiatives.
* We promote a healthy life among our employees through subsidies with different sports centers, inter-company leagues, tournaments, free daily coffee, tea, local fruit...
* We allocate several of our profits to knowledge at work, with the possibility of financing research through the Invest in Arup program
* We are committed to a young and dynamic work environment, in which juniors and seniors share values and learn from each other through internal activities
* We contribute part of our annual benefits to solidarity projects, such as the design and construction of various buildings and infrastructures in developing countries
* The independence of Arup as a company allows us to share with all Arupians a part of the profits obtained globally twice a year
* Arup is, according to the ranking of Actualidad Económica, El Mundo, one of the best companies to work for in Spain in 2023
* We have received the "Empresa más igual" award from the Community of Madrid at the XIX Edition of the Madrid Flexible Company Awards 2023 for our equality and diversity policies
* We adhere to the Code of Principles of Generational Diversity of the Generation and Talent Observatory promoted by the 50Plus Think Tank Association, committing ourselves to equal opportunities regardless of age
What are we searching for?
At Arup we place sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development to address issues such as climate change and poverty. We have committed to achieving the goal of net zero emissions by 2030 and making a significant contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Therefore, we look for people who share these concerns and interests, creating shared value for our customers and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Arup commits to net zero across global operations by 2030 - Arup
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