Senior Contaminated Land Consultant

Ref: REC186 Based in Harpenden Permanent Role

Primary Purpose

This Senior position of Contaminated Land Consultant is a great opportunity for someone to assist with the continued growth of our Environmental Planning Division. This role is perfect for an experienced and dynamic senior team member with a strong Contaminated Land and Site Investigation background with a proven track record of developing and winning new business. The role would suit a results orientated, passionate and ambitious character who has the ability to drive sales achieving year on year success.

You will work closely with the Head of Environmental Planning to grow the Division through the next stages of its growth and deliver the strategy of the team. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and sales background and shall be someone who wants to be a key player in a business that is looking for significant future success.

Key Responsibilities


  • Working alongside the Head of Environmental Planning, you will be responsible for growth and development of the team, specifically across the Contaminated Land and Site Investigation sectors
  • You will be responsible for the introduction of new business to the team, specifically across the Contaminated Land and Site Investigation sectors
  • You will control and be accountable for the delivery of multiple projects and financial performance. This will include agreeing the scope of the work, the project specification, visiting site when necessary and consulting with technical staff and other managers as appropriate
  • Orchestrate and promote a knowledge centre of technical excellence based on strong factual opinions and passionate arguments to support the company’s objectives for success


  • Preparation of Phase 1 reports for planning submissions and land quality assessments
  • Scoping and tendering of Geo-environmental and Geo-technical investigations and supervision/verification of remediation works
  • Management and coordination of Geo-environmental and Geo-technical Site Investigations
  • Preparation of Environmental Statement Chapters and non-technical summaries for EIA assessments
  • Liaison with clients and Regulatory Authorities including Local Authorities and Environment Agency
  • Project management including detailed financial projections and tracking to ensure works are completed within budget and agreed timescales
  • Business development including the establishment and maintenance of client relationships
  • Management of a large volume of projects at any one time in a fast-paced environment

Individual Sales Performance:

  • Working towards annual sales targets
  • Input into monthly P&L
  • Enhance our conversion rate and bid tendering capabilities and contractual agreements to win large scale deals
  • Provide innovative sales solutions to mitigate negative market conditions
  • Proven experience and understanding of business finance/commerciality and proven ability to manage costs within a project and deliver productivity and revenue goals

What do you get?

  • A vibrant and passionate working culture
  • Excellent base salary
  • Management Incentive Bonus Scheme
  • Group Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Life Assurance – 4x base salary
  • Private Medical Cover currently from Vitality
  • Company car allowance
  • Company laptop and mobile phone
  • Professional development and management training opportunities
  • Harpenden & London based offices

Required Skills

  • Appropriate degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or a related environmental discipline
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working as a Contaminated Land Consultant
  • Bright, charismatic, positive, proactive and committed, with a strong work ethic and high levels of energy and honesty
  • Demonstrable experience of achieving sales targets and driving year-on-year revenue growth
  • Have strong commercial contract experience and first-class negotiation skills
  • Significant experience in personally winning new business from scratch
  • Highly articulate, with the ability to communicate our value proposition, strategy and vision to the customer and broader community
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects to tight deadlines
  • Flexible approach to work, constantly aligning with changing priorities and timescales effecting project delivery
  • An effective team player
  • Attention to detail and a thorough approach to work
  • Strong report writing skills


  • Experience across the property/infrastructure/construction/environment/design sectors
  • Experience in transitioning a fast-growth business

If you have any questions about this role please email

Benefits of working at Plowman Craven

Plowman Craven is a great place to work and offers a range of competitive family friendly benefits including:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave - increasing to 30 days plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus
  • Professional Membership and Development
  • Enhanced Family Friendly benefits
  • Enhanced Pensions Contributions
  • Health Care benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Social activities organised throughout the year
  • Wellbeing Group
  • Flexible working hours (role dependent)

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