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Stantec Senior/Principal Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Consultant in Reading, United Kingdom

Redefine your personal best.

Stantec’s Environmental Team is working closely with our clients to develop innovative, sustainable and efficient solutions to their needs by applying genuinely new ways of working. We are looking for driven individuals who think differently and love to challenge conventional thinking to join us in a growing, collaborative team of like-minded consultants working to meet the unprecedented industry-wide efficiency and environmental challenges.

Currently, we are seeking a Senior or Principal Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Consultant to join us. The location is flexible and could be in any of our nationwide network of offices. We are excited by the potential growth prospects and this is a good opportunity to join an ambitious team that will provide you with plenty of scope for career progression in the coming years.

You will primarily support the delivery of our UK infrastructure and development programmes, within the water, transport and planning sectors. We have strong demand from our clients to carry out SEA on plans, programmes and policies such as water resource management plans, drought management plans, drainage & wastewater management plans, regional transport strategies and local development plans. You will collaborate and work closely with our multidisciplinary engineering and design teams.

We can offer you many benefits including a competitive benefits package, a strong culture of learning and development, and a great environment to work in. As we look to further diversify and grow our wider Stantec UK business you will potentially be presented with future opportunities across our diversified business lines to further your career.


You will hold a Bachelor's or Master’s degree in one of the following areas:- Environmental Management, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Science or Environmental Planning that is accredited by the relevant professional body (CIWEM, IEMA or RTPI).

You will have experience of environmental assessment including SEA, Sustainability Appraisal (SA) and ideally also of environmental appraisals and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIAs) / planning applications. Knowledge of the UK consenting regime for infrastructure projects; experience of working with infrastructure providers, utilities such as water companies, and local authorities; and working within a consulting environment will also be of benefit.

Preferably, you will have an understanding of town planning, sustainability, landscape, archaeology, ecology, contaminated land and hydrology.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans