Consultant/Senior Air Quality Consultant – dependent upon previous experience – Manchester

The Company

REC is a multi-disciplinary consultancy, specialising in a comprehensive range of environmental services, inspection, regulatory and risk management.  With over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry, REC delivers environmental solutions from eleven local offices throughout the UK and Ireland. REC provide technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from large government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role

You will be joining a busy and diverse team where projects range from small, single source dispersion modelling studies, through complex, multi-source industrial impact assessments to air quality impact assessments of major residential developments. Undertaking air quality assessments mainly in support of the land development and industrial sectors, you will be involved in all aspects of project management and client liaison.

Main Duties to:

  • Undertaking air quality / odour assessments.
  • Dispersion modelling.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Preparation of factual and interpretative reports.
  • Management of multiple projects.
  • Production of quotes and tenders.
  • Development of client relationships.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • Atmospheric science or environmental based degree.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Previous experience of air quality consultancy / modelling experience.
  • Excellent IT skills including use of GIS and spreadsheet software.
  • Able to manage own projects from initial proposal to final invoice.
  • Knowledge of standard methodologies for assessment of roads, industrial and dust emissions.
  • Membership of relevant professional body (IAQM/IEMA).
  • Experience of business development/marketing would be advantageous.
  • As we work throughout the UK a full driving licence is required.

Working Hours

  • Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard.  In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.  In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Retail Discount scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

 

 

 

 

P403/404 QUALIFIED ASBESTOS ANALYSTS REQUIRED FOR UK WIDE OPPORTUNITIES

Due to sustained business growth, REC Asbestos are recruiting for P403/P404 qualified Asbestos Analysts to join the business with opportunities available throughout the UK.

Role:  

To undertake four-stage clearances, personal, background, reassurance, perimeter, leak and static air monitoring and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG264 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Role Profile

  • Responsible for the undertaking of the various types of air monitoring
  • Produce and Compiling and quality assessing reports, ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client
  • Undertaking personal air monitoring on a minimum of 10% of enclosure entries
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout
  • Effectively communicating with Line/Operations Manager
  • Communicating with clients (where appropriate)
  • Attend target and review meetings as required
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively between the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders
  • Proactively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross selling opportunities for the wider business

Key Role KPI’s

  • Timely communication of relevant information to the Operations Manager
  • Working at all stages in line with the REC IMS
  • Participate in internal and external proficiency testing schemes as required.
  • Assist with the administration of internal and external proficiency testing as required.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • BOHS P403 and P404 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit
  • High level interpersonal skills
  • Full clean UK driving licence.
  • IT Literate.

Working Hours

40 hours per week with flexibility required to meet the needs of the business.

 

 

Senior Ecologist – Croydon, Winchester or Huntingdon

The Company
REC is a national, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in environmental, regulatory and risk management services. With over 120 staff based throughout the UK, REC provides technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role
As part of REC’s ongoing growth and development in the South, REC is expanding its Ecology team and looking for a commercially focused professional to join the business. The individual will be based at one of our southern offices in Croydon, Winchester or Huntingdon.

As a Senior Ecologist, you will be part of REC’s busy multi-disciplinary consultancy team in the South, as well as provide support to the wider Ecology team throughout the UK. Working within the established southern consultancy team, you will also work alongside corporate teams including Business development, Marketing and HSEQ.

Main Duties To:

  • Manage and oversee ecology projects.
  • Write reports and technical review work.
  • Advise clients on ecological aspects relating to their schemes – including mixed use and residential developments, minerals/waste projects, infrastructure and energy projects.
  • Seek opportunities through coordinated business development to expand REC’s Ecology and other services and capabilities.
  • Prepare fee proposals, liaising with clients, and converting into fee earning work.
  • Supervise/mentor Ecology staff and team development, as part of the wider southern team.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • Considerable and demonstrable ecological expertise, preferably from within the consultancy sector, with experience of protected species survey and licencing.
  • Experience in the preparation and delivery of mitigation strategies and licences, particularly with great crested newt and reptiles.
  • Experience in managing ecological input to development projects of all scales across a range of sectors and working with other environmental disciplines.
  • Demonstrable experience of project winning, delivery and client management.
  • Qualified to degree level or higher in a relevant field of Ecology, Natural Sciences or a related subject.
  • Full membership of CIEEM and hold or be eligible for Chartered status (CEcol or CEnv).
  • A well-regarded team player with experience of managing staff and subcontractors, and able to development a good rapport with clients and colleagues.
  • Excellent communicator and experience of liaising with Local Planning Authorities, Natural England and presenting development plans and ideas.
  • You will understand the business environment of consultancy, ecology and be commercially astute.
  • Full driving license.
  • Licences for protected species surveys, particularly great crested newt and bats

Working hours

This is a full time permanent role working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday with flexibility required to meet the needs of the business.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Savings scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Consultant/Senior Ecologist – Manchester

The Company
REC is a national, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with over 20 years’ experience in environmental, regulatory and risk management services. With over 120 staff based throughout the UK, REC provides technical expertise in both the built and natural environment across a variety of sectors – from government agencies and major developers, to public sector bodies and housing associations.

The Role
As part of REC’s ongoing growth and development in the North, REC is expanding its Ecology team and looking for a commercially focused professional to join the business. The individual will be based in the Manchester office.

As a Consultant Ecologist, you will be part of REC’s busy multi-disciplinary consultancy team in the North, as well as provide support to the wider Ecology team throughout the UK. Working within the established northern consultancy team, you will also work alongside corporate teams including Business development, Marketing and HSEQ.

Main Duties to:

  • Manage and oversee ecology projects.
  • Write reports and technical review work.
  • Advise clients on ecological aspects relating to their schemes – including mixed use and residential developments, minerals/waste projects, infrastructure and energy projects.
  • Prepare fee proposals, liaising with clients, and converting into fee earning work.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • Considerable and demonstrable ecological expertise, preferably from within the consultancy sector, with experience of protected species survey and licencing.
  • Experience in managing ecological input to development projects of all scales across a range of sectors and working with other environmental disciplines.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management and client liaison.
  • Qualified to degree level or higher in a relevant field of Ecology, Natural Sciences or a related subject.
  • Associate or higher member of CIEEM.
  • A well-regarded team player able to develop a good rapport with both clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to understand the business environment of consultancy with particular regard to, ecology and be commercially astute.
  • Full driving license.
  • Licences for protected species surveys, particularly great crested newt and bats

Working hours

This is a full time permanent role working 40 hours per week over Monday to Friday with flexibility required to meet the needs of the business.

Company Benefits

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Savings scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Quality Manager – North

The Role
REC is looking for someone who has experience of the Asbestos industry, and is committed to driving improvement. Reporting to the IMS Manager, the person must be proactive, meticulous and an excellent communicator with experience within the Asbestos industry. The role involves maintaining, monitoring and reporting on the management system ensuring compliance and continual improvement. The role is based in our Manchester office with regular UK wide travel.

General Responsibilities

  • Continually promote a positive Quality and Health & Safety culture within the organisation.
  • Collaborative with Technical and operational colleagues to continually improve our systems in line with best working practice, regulation, legislation and business strategy.
  • Undertake and maintain system and witness audits in line with the management system.
  • Work with the Operations Directors and the Regional Operations Managers to ensure that our services are operated and delivered in accordance with the Quality Manual.
  • Contribute to regular inter-office quality/technical meetings to aid consistency throughout the organisation.
  • Co-ordinate required UKAS activity and deliverables, ensuring that any actions are recorded and communicated effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate the status of the management system to the IMS Manager via monthly report and regular meetings.
  • Maintenance of all internal and external proficiency testing scheme records and monitoring of any improvement and corrective actions.
  • Acting as a conduit, in consultation with the Technical Director and Technical Managers, for regulatory/legislative/compliance/guidance/best practice updates for the business.
  • Acting as an ambassador for the REC business and in doing so pro-actively promoting the REC brand and values both internally and externally.
  • Communicating effectively with colleagues throughout the business to share resources, technical knowledge and generally support all forms of business activity.

Skills and Experience

  • BOHS P401/2/3/4 or working towards.
  • Significant experience in asbestos testing and consultancy.
  • Excellent knowledge of the ISO 17020/17025 quality systems, their implementation and management.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of asbestos testing and consultancy as well as business operations.
  • Sound understanding of clients’ needs
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Robust project and programme management capability
  • Adept at coaching and mentoring team members
  • Full clean driving licence.

What We Offer
We offer a range of learning and development opportunities depending on the role, with all employees having access to a range of internally delivered training modules as standard. In our science based roles we offer structured career progression, more details of which can be discussed during the recruitment process.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer as a minimum: Pension scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Savings scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Discounted Gym membership rates and local Reward & Recognition schemes.

Asbestos Bulk Analyst – Braintree and East Kilbride sites

The Role
To undertake sample analysis of bulk materials and the delivery of reports to clients on time in line with REC IMS and HSG248 and all related commercial objectives and practices.

Your Duties:

  • Responsible for the undertaking sample analysis of the various types of bulk material.
  • Produce and compile quality assessing reports ensuring they are delivered promptly to the client.
  • Ensure all associated paperwork is completed, checked and given to the associated office in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all equipment used is within calibration, making sure all equipment is given to DQM for calibration prior to expiry.
  • Undertake daily quality checks.
  • Maintain impartiality, integrity and independence throughout.
  • Effectively communicating with Laboratory/Operations Manager.
  • Communicating with clients (where appropriate).
  • Attend target and review meetings as required.
  • To act as spokesperson for REC, communicating effectively between the other members to the Asbestos Team and Operations Managers.
  • Assessment of work performed in terms of risk management and to ensure working practices and operations are safe and in line at all times with the Asbestos Quality Manual and REC IMS.
  • Ensure that all the necessary quality records are completed and made available for regular internal review by a member of the Quality or Management team. This includes all contract review documents, equipment registers and job files.
  • Develop and nurture client relationships, handling of enquiries and assist with the production of tenders
  • Pro-actively promoting all areas of the REC business to our existing and future client base including identifying cross selling opportunities for the wider business.

Qualifications/Role Requirements:

  • BOHS P401 and meet the minimum experience requirements for the testing being conducted and undergo a satisfactory authorisation audit.
  • High level interpersonal skills

Working Hours
25 hours per week; 5hours per day (between the hours of 7am – 5pm) Monday to Friday