Air Quality Consultant

Ramboll Environ
Dependent on Experience
Southampton and Exeter
27 November 2015

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Ramboll are looking for an Air Quality Consultant to carry out technical tasks and play a key role within an air quality team as part of a larger integrated environmental group.

Education and Training

  • BSc or MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment, or relevant subject. 
  • At least two years relevant experience within a consultancy or air quality related role.
  • Membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management would be ideal.

Experience and Skills

  • Experience in undertaking air quality assessments, including baseline studies, assessment of road and point source emissions;
  • Understanding of UK legislation, guidance and planning procedures with respect air quality management;
  • Experience in the assessment and management of impacts from construction activities;
  • Experience of dealing with clients, regulators and other professionals;
  • Familiarity of air models including ADMS, AERMOD, and DMRB, and experience in the use of these models in air quality assessments;
  • A good knowledge of air quality monitoring techniques, and experience in the use and management of equipment and manipulation and reporting of results;
  • Knowledge of the issues and assessment methods for odour;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Be computer literate with an ability to interpret and work with maps, plans etc.


  • Undertaking desk based reviews of air quality planning policy, air quality review and assessment reports and other reports as required;
  • Downloading, checking and summarising air quality data from a number of sources;
  • Checking and manipulating traffic data and calculating emission factors;
  • Producing figures in GIS;
  • Identifying receptors and sources from mapping and other data and undertake housing counts;
  • Reviewing construction information and undertaking assessments of dust impacts using appropriate guidance;
  • Calculating and predicting air quality concentrations using models;
  • To plan and undertake on-site survey and monitoring work;
  • Authoring assessment reports, including EIA technical reports;
  • Liaising with other members of a project team for example project managers and other discipline specialists;
  • Liaising with clients, regulators and community groups;
  • Assisting with scoping work and proposal writing;
  • Carrying out such additional duties as may reasonably be required.

Personality and Disposition

  • Be able to use initiative and think innovatively;
  • Have proven experience of effective working in a team;
  • Be highly numerate;
  • Be calm, confident, empathetic, and organised;
  • Have a concern for the sustainability agenda.

Physical Attributes

  • To be able to visit sites which may not have easy access
  • To work outside normal business hours as survey or mitigation work requires.

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