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EIA Assistant Project Manager

Bristol and Cardiff
£28000 – £37000
Closing date
21 Jan 2023

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About the role:

We are seeking EIA practitioners to join us in our friendly, established Environmental Planning team in Bristol or Cardiff which has built a strong reputation for delivery of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) across a range of sectors including particularly onshore wind and energy infrastructure. This team focuses on the delivery of EIA and the provision of environmental planning support to projects seeking development consent. You will be working collaboratively with our specialist internal teams of ecologists, ornithologists, archaeologists, transport planners and landscape architects, as well as our network of external consultants, and our high-profile clients on an exciting range of projects across the UK.

Working as a valued member of our team, we will provide you with the necessary training to equip you to progress your career to becoming a fully-fledged EIA project manager. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of projects including onshore renewable energy developments, electricity transmission infrastructure, urban regeneration, and greenfield developments. LUC also regularly undertakes independent EIA reviews, and you will have the opportunity to use your EIA skills and experience to help input into these reviews.

Our EIA assistant project managers are involved in all stages of project development from tendering through to completion and submission of the Environmental Statement. You will work alongside and be fully supported by the project managers and project directors and other assistant project managers as a dedicated EIA team. We will actively encourage you to continue to build on your skills and experience and LUC will support you in your career development as an EIA practitioner with training and mentoring and progression through the membership levels of IEMA/RTPI.

The role includes the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust, which places full ownership of the company with the employees.

The role is based in LUC’s offices in Bristol or Cardiff. We work in a hybrid model with people being in the office a minimum of two days per week.

A full-time role is based on 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday). However, LUC has a strong track record in flexible working and we have been recognised for our flexible working culture, so we are happy to discuss a range of flexible working options for this role including part time hours (minimum 30 hours per week) if desired.

EIA assistant project manager salaries start at £28,000 per annum (full time). Additional qualifications and/or experience will access salaries up to £37,000.

This is a great time to be joining LUC. Since its creation nearly 60 years ago, LUC has been driven by the belief that planning has a critical role to play in shaping the world around us for the better. This work has never been more critical or urgent.

About you:

We are seeking enthusiastic people who are keen to learn and assist with a range of projects. The role is primarily as a co-ordinator, supporting the management of the EIA project manager and technical specialists, with real-world opportunities for learning and development. The successful candidates will work closely with more senior members of the team who will act as mentors and provide support and guidance.

Experience and qualifications


  • Some experience in assisting with EIAs either through previous consultancy, client-side or consultee body/agency.
  • Demonstrable interest in environmental issues, understanding of the environment and the potential impacts of new development.
  • Educated to at least degree level in a relevant environmental degree e.g. geography, environmental science / management / consultancy.
  • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and time, using initiative and excellent communication, report writing and numeracy skills.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel.


  • Working towards full membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES), or similar.
  • A post-graduate qualification in, or covering, EIA.
  • Working knowledge of GIS.
  • Understanding of the planning and other development consenting systems in England and Wales.
  • Understanding of specific environmental issues (e.g. water resources, peat, habitats)

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please apply by uploading your CV and covering letter via the apply now button.

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We value the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and we strive to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all our people related activities.


LUC is an environmental planning and assessment, landscape design, historic environment and ecology consultancy, working primarily across the UK but also internationally. Over the last few years, we have grown the business, remained profitable, and generated good levels of cash, resulting in a healthy financial position.

LUC has high client satisfaction and has won numerous industry and employer awards. 

With a track record spanning more than 50 years and a team of over 200 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.

Whether we’re advising a commercial developer, utility company, voluntary organisation, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.

We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.

We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues.

We’re also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.



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020 7383 5784
250 Waterloo Road

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