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Principal Environmental Consultant

EMS Consultants


19th April 2023

Job Type:



Nationwide, remote working options offered


8+ years minimum

Working hours:

37.5 hours per week


£ competitive

The Company

Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS) partners with clients to make sure that environmental regulations, legislation, and goals are met. We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Principal Environmental Consultant to join our dynamic team. This permanent position is well suited to an ambitious with a proven track record of understanding and interpreting businesses’ environmental responsibilities, developing proposals and articulating to stakeholders for effective conversion and delivery.

Based within the Advisory Team, you will work proactively to provide environmental guidance and support to the business for them to maintain compliance with legislation and enhance their environmental performance. This will include carrying our audits, applying for permits and licenses, advising on legislation, producing environmental procedures and documentation and often acting as the client’s Environmental Manager. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and nurturing their own client accounts and overseeing delivery. This inspiring position offers opportunity to progress into a higher role through structured career development pathways.

Your Responsibilities

  • Provide environmental guidance and support to customers in order for them to maintain compliance and enhance their environmental performance
  • Ensuring that services are delivered in line with the company's quality systems and processes
  • Building and maintaining client relationships and managing expectations
  • Identifying decision makers and interpret customer requirements to generate business in Advisory and other areas of the company
  • Agreeing revenue, gross profit and staff utilisation targets against the business plan with the Consultancy Manager
  • Support the Consultancy Manager in sales and key account management to generate sales leads and appointments
  • Actively seeking new business development opportunities to allow growth within the Advisory team in line with revenue, GP and staff utilisation targets
  • Growing and managing a team in the fulfilment of their roles
  • Fulfilling specific duties requested by the company based on professional competencies

Your Skills

The position requires a wide range of skills including, but not limited to the following:

  • Proactive and ambitious, with a proven track record of understanding and interpreting client’s environmental needs and responsibilities
  • Excellent organisational and time-management skills, with demonstrable experience of managing several projects at any one time
  • Proficient reporting and written skills articulating technical details to a range of stakeholders
  • Excellent people management and communication
  • Able to successfully meet client expectations and tackle challenges

Your Benefits

  • Access to our employee perk scheme
  • Commitment to supporting the causes which are important to our employees
  • Investment in professional development and accreditation
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme
  • Work from home options
  • Free winter flu jab

What we are looking for

  • A relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree in environmental science, management or equivalent
  • Chartered Membership with IEMA or equivalent
  • Continuous Professional development including: Environmental Management Implementation course or equivalent, advanced EMS Auditor Training course or equivalent, preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) / award in Education and Training (EAT) / or equivalent, train the Trainer, or equivalent
  • Full, clean UK driving licence

How to Apply

To apply for the role please send your CV and a covering letter to the recruitment team (

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