Senior/Principal Air Quality Consultant

30 May 2014

To apply please forward your CV and covering letter to Lisa Tyler

WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms, working with governments, businesses, architects and planners and providing integrated solutions across many disciplines.

The firm provides services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment, and its expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. It has approximately 15,000 employees, mainly engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, other design professionals, as well as various environmental experts, based in more than 300 offices, across 35 countries, on every continent. WSP’s environmental experts are committed to finding solutions that make clients’ projects possible. We go beyond delivering services to finding ways for our clients to meet their objectives and meet their environmental obligations and aspirations.

We work on a wide range of projects in an international market place. Due to the continued growth of our air quality consultancy business, there is an exciting opportunity for a Senior/ Principal Consultant to join our head office in Chancery Lane, London.

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 and transport infrastructure developments.

The successful candidate will be Degree / MSc qualified in a relevant environmental discipline from a UK university and have experience of dispersion modelling of roads and point sources using ADMS, as well as project management and business development. We are looking for an ambitious individual who can provide both technical and commercial input to the growing team. In return we can offer excellent prospects for rapid career progression and professional development.


  • Undertaking of Air Quality 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 and input into team marketing strategy
  • Mentoring of junior staff


  • Atmospheric science or environmental based degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of air quality consultancy experience in both industrial and transport air quality modelling in the UK market, with practical expertise in air quality modelling including use of ADMS, ADMS-Roads and DMRB
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Proficient in data analysis and interpretation
  • Good GIS skills, mainly ARCGIS
  • Monitoring, including designing and managing surveys for both passive and automatic methods
  • Good understanding of air quality assessment methods for EIAs, stand-alone assessments and environmental permitting
  • Positive and proactive approach
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Full clean UK Driving License
  • Able to manage own projects from initial proposal to final invoice
  • Membership of relevant professional body (IAQM / IEMA)
  • Experience of business development / marketing would be advantageous.
  • Experience in odour assessments would be beneficial


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