Air Quality Consultant

Warrington or Leeds
14 December 2017

To apply, please send a CV and Cover Letter to Michelle O'Donovan

The Exciting Opportunity

Owing to our continued success, we are now looking to recruit a high calibre Consultant/Senior Air Quality Consultant with proven consultancy experience to work within our Environmental Planning team based in Warrington or Leeds. You will be engaged upon an extensive portfolio of exciting schemes and we’ll make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go

Overview of Role:

The air quality team is expanding with the increased workload from clients. You will be required to undertake air quality impact assessments for a range of projects including roads, developments and industrial facilities.

Our team is involved in some of the UK’s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects, energy, infrastructure and residential developments.  Our clients include National Grid, Welsh Water, TfL, the Homes and Communities Agency, Welsh Government, Highways England and the Canal & River Trust together with a range of private developers and local authorities.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Dispersion modelling of road traffic and industrial pollution sources.
  • Writing air quality reports to accompany planning applications and Environment Impact Assessments.
  • Preparing scope of works and fee proposals.
  • Mentoring and supporting junior air quality staff.
  • Working with the UK air quality team to deliver assessments to tight deadlines.
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or Arcadis.

What You have to Offer:

  • A degree in a relevant scientific discipline, and preferably also a postgraduate degree.
  • Experience of undertaking air quality assessments for a range of projects including highway schemes and developments in the UK.
  • A good understanding of UK air quality legislation, policy and guidance including Design Manual for Roads Bridges (DMRB) and UK Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM).
  • Experience in air quality modelling software packages ADMS and Breeze AERMOD.
  • Experience of using the air quality modelling tools issued by Defra.
  • Recent experience of delivering road scheme projects in accordance with DMRB and associated Interim Advice Notes.
  • Experience in using GIS software, such as ArcGIS and MapInfo.
  • Experience of interpreting air quality monitoring data.
  • High level of proficiency in using Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Highly motivated and committed.
  • Ability to think in an innovative and entrepreneurial manner.
  • Excellent written skills, with good attention to detail.
  • Good team player with excellent time management skills.
  • Well-motivated and able to work to tight deadlines.

Why Arcadis:

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health, safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit:

Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

What We Offer:  

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career.  In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

  • For some levels, PMI and Income Protection is paid for
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Annual holiday allowance, plus the option to buy and sell
  • One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Pension matched to 8%
  • Interest free Season Ticket Loan
  • Flexible Benefits Allowance, with the option of spending this on:
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Annual Professional Subscription Paid
  • Life Assurance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Long Term Service Awards
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make
  • Opportunity to invest in the Arcadis staff discounted share scheme
  • And lots more!


For more information, please contact Michelle O'Donovan at or 0203 882 9027.


To apply, please send a CV and Cover Letter to Michelle O'Donovan at

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