Position Title: Offshore EIA/HRA specialist

Company: Atkins

Location: York, UK

Job Description

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is a leading engineering, design, project management and environmental consultancy, with extensive experience in providing tailored solutions to the offshore wind industry. At Atkins, we believe that offshore wind farms can be delivered without significant damage being caused to the environment, if the right approach is taken and the correct assessments are carried out before project planning and delivery begins. We help our clients understand the full range of environmental challenges so they can develop an effective strategy and make informed investment and project decisions to ensure projects are delivered in a sustainable way. By putting the environment at the heart of everything we do, we are working towards a more sustainable energy future, mitigating climate change, protecting habitats and meeting current and future Net Zero government targets.


  • Support the team with winning work from internal and external clients in offshore wind EIA/HRA;
  • Raise profile of Atkins wider environmental services (feasibility studies, environmental impact assessments, biodiversity net gain, natural capital audits, social value, life cycle assessment, offsetting advisory services) in relation to offshore wind;
  • Provide technical environmental advice to our clients; and
  • Help shape Atkins environmental services to the offshore wind sector.
  • Provide support to the national Coastal and Marine Environment team and wider business, as we grow this technical area; and
  • Support and advise on marine licence applications across the UK, considering the different devolved administrations’ policies, legislation and processes.


  • Ideally someone with experience of undertaking offshore components of offshore wind consenting and EIA/HRA writing, but other marine consenting experience will be considered.
  • You will need to demonstrate experience of working on offshore infrastructure projects as part of a multidisciplinary team and have a proven ability to undertake a thorough technical investigation, that presents well-structured, concise evidence-based findings (verbal or written). An understanding and experience of the UK policy and legislative landscape within which coastal and marine infrastructure development and management sits is desirable. This could be ICZM, marine planning, marine licensing, protected sites management / advice, or similar.
  • The role requires someone with an analytical approach to problems to develop solutions supported by evidence and taking a range of different opinions into account.

About Atkins

On July 3, 2017, Atkins was acquired by SNC-Lavalin. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global, fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. The combined entity of Atkins and SNC-Lavalin has created one of the largest global engineering and project management consultancies with approximately 50,000 employees and operating across 50 countries.