Principal Environmental Consultant (Manufacturing)

Primary Location UK-Manchester
ID 2023-1886
Environmental Management
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Additional Location
Additional Location


Do you want to build an impactful career to change the world for the better? 

Geosyntec has an exciting opportunity for a Principal or Senior Principal level Environmental Consultant (Manufacturing & Automotive) to join our growing UK business. The successful candidate will ideally be based near our Manchester or Bristol offices, but for the right candidate we will also consider fully remote working. The position will help us grow our practice, and manage client development, construction management, and environmental regulatory compliance for clients across several industries, with the Automotive sector as a key area of focus. You must have an entrepreneurial attitude, and enthusiasm for leading and supporting business development and technical efforts to expand Geosyntec’s market share (i.e., by winning and delivering client projects).

Geosyntec is an innovative, international engineering and consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Our engineers, scientists, technical and project employees serve our clients from offices across the world. Ranked by ENR as one of the top environmental engineering design firms, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service.


We invest in our people.  Each employee is unique, and your career at Geosyntec will be too.  We offer competitive pay and benefits, and well-being programs to support you and your family.


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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you’d work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks. Some of the key responsibilities may include:

  • Directing or Programme Managing, siting, permitting, planning, licensing, compliance and environmental oversight of automotive and wider manufacturing sector projects;
  • Directing and/or Programme Managing multiple projects within the scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensuring quality standards on project deliverables;
  • Leading the overall delivery of projects including, project planning and controls, financial management, change management, risk management, and contract/subcontract management;
  • Effectively stewarding and building client relationships to repeat business;
  • Developing business opportunities with new and existing clients and preparing associated winning proposals.

Education and Licensure

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, or a related field. (required)
  • Advanced degree in the same. (preferred)
  • Chartered Engineer or Scientist (preferred)

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • At least 10 years (15+ preferred) of experience consulting and working for the manufacturing sector, related to the siting, planning application, permitting, and licensing field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Demonstrable track record in developing automotive and broader manufacturing sector clients and winning a range of projects and assignments (required)
  • Experience in directing and managing permitting, planning, compliance and environmental oversight of automotive manufacturing projects. (required) 
  • Experience of directing and managing the overall delivery of projects including, project planning and controls, financial management, change management, risk management, and contract/subcontract management. (required) 
  • Experience in conducting environmental site assessments (ESAs) for due diligence and compliance purposes for the automotive and manufacturing sectors. (preferred)
  • Current OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER training and refreshers. (preferred)
  • Field work and overnight travel may be required.
  • Health & Safety training, medical monitoring, and client-driven drug and background testing may be required.
  • Valid UK driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required) 


  • At Geosyntec, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment for all our employees, clients, partners, and the communities that we serve.
  • We strive to promote a culture where every employee can bring their whole self to work, where mutual respect and understanding is the cornerstone of our values. We believe that an inclusive workplace enhances our performance and leads to positive outcomes.
  • Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing firm.
  • Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognised for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting
  • Geosyntec offers excellent compensation packages commensurate with experience, along with a comprehensive employee benefits package. 


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