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Technical Officer (Air Quality and Environmental Noise) – Slough

‘People are proud to live and work in Slough where diversity is celebrated and where residents can enjoy fulfilling prosperous and healthy lives’.

Ref: 11-1035


£33,141 – £38,015 per annum fully inclusive

We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and dynamic Technical Officer who will undertake with gusto and precision all our air quality functions within the Environmental Quality Team, including all LAQM functions, and responding to all Development Control technical consultations with respect to air quality and environmental noise impacts. Slough is in a unique position; strategically located on the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), 10 minutes from Heathrow and M4 and 15 minutes from M40 and M25. The growth in Slough is unprecedented and is coupled with significant national infrastructure projects, Hex Depot, Smart M4 Motorway, Western Rail Access to Heathrow and the expansion of Heathrow airport over the next decade.

Air quality is a significant environmental and public health concern for our residents, and Slough already has 4 AQMAs in place and we need to find ways to address poor air quality and to find innovative, smart low emissions solutions to travel in the Borough. The right individual will be our lead officer for all technical air quality and environmental noise matters and statutory reporting. They will work under the Environmental Quality Team Manager to update and deliver the air quality action plan measures.

The ideal candidate shall possess the necessary technical and communication skills to ensure they are a fantastic proactive member of the team and that they actively engage with other services, communities, Members and businesses to promote air quality and actions to improve air pollution and environmental noise.

Degree educated within an appropriate environmental discipline with significant post graduate experience in the field of air quality is required to ensure you are able to meet the person and technical specifications of the job.

Slough is culturally diverse and forward thinking place to work and live, and Slough Borough Council is a customer focussed and very professional working organisation which values all staff ideas and input and allows people to learn and develop their professional career. We welcome your application.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Jason Newman, Environmental Quality Team Manager, 01753 87 5219.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 21st June 2018 at 5.00pm.

Apply for this job online at Alternatively email or call our 24 hour message line on 01753 875074 for a pack, outlining the reference number above. Minicom service on 01753 875030

We value diversity.




Air Quality Consultant – Reading

We are currently seeking an Air Quality Consultant to join our air quality team in the UK. Working in the Reading Office (Aldermaston), the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to contribute to a variety of air quality assessments. Day-to-day responsibilities will include preparation of fee proposals for air quality assessments; completion of air quality assessments; dispersion modelling using ADMS Road, Breeze Roads, AERMOD and similar software packages; and writing client reports.

Candidates will have a relevant degree (e.g. Environmental Management and Environmental Science), along with membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM) and Institute of Environmental Science (IES). Having one to two years’ of proven consultancy experience, candidates should also be able to demonstrate knowledge of methodologies for the assessment of roads, industry and dust emissions including air quality neutral assessments. A solid working knowledge of Breeze Roads and/or ADMS software is essential and knowledge of AERMOD software (or similar) is preferable.

The successful candidate should have good writing skills and the ability to work independently. A full driving license is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established yet small team at a significant time during an exciting period of growth; and with outstanding scope for progression.

Our air quality service is varied including: environmental air quality; statutory nuisance; construction; transportation; manufacturing; retail; waste disposal and recycling; gas/energy; and expert advice in planning inquiries.

Salary is negotiable. There is a stakeholder pension scheme in place, health care plan and the annual leave entitlement is 23 days plus Bank Holidays. Flexible working arrangements are in place. ACCON UK is keen to support continuing professional development.

Please apply with a CV to:

For further information telephone Graham Parry (Managing Director): 0118 971 0000.

Please visit the website for further information about our range of multidisciplinary technical services.

Air Quality Consultant – Basingstoke

Due to a sustained high demand for our services, Hawkins Environmental are looking to recruit an Air Quality Consultant to carry out air quality assessments for planning applications, based in our new offices in central Basingstoke.

Hawkins Environmental is a small multi-disciplinary urban environmental consultancy specialising in noise/vibration, daylight/sunlight and air quality/odour/dust assessments for planning applications. With a varied portfolio of returning clients, our team works on a wide range of projects across the country. Recent projects include sports stadiums, residential developments, supermarkets, libraries, offices, care homes and even a zoo!

 Successful applicants would expect their work at Hawkins Environmental to include:

  • Air quality assessments for residential developments;
  • Air quality impact assessments of the traffic impacts of proposed developments;
  • Assessment of combustion plant (CHP, Biomass etc.);
  • Odour assessments;
  • Dispersion modelling;
  • Dust monitoring;
  • NO2 diffusion tube surveys;
  • Air quality neutral assessments;
  • Construction dust risk assessments;
  • Report writing;
  • Preparation of Environmental Statement chapters.

We are looking for an enthusiastic graduate, with either a BSc or MSc in a relevant discipline, with up to four years of relevant experience and a full UK driving licence. You must have excellent written and oral communication skills, with excellent numerical skills and be competent at using Microsoft Excel and Word. In addition, knowledge of air quality legislation and the planning and EIA process, as well as experience of air quality dispersion modelling software (ADMS or Breeze) would put applicants at a distinct advantage. Applicants showing a willingness and interest in also conducting noise and vibration assessments would also be considered favourably.  This position would suit recent graduates, looking to enter the field of environmental consultancy and specifically air quality, or those in the early years of their careers.

For further information, please call Nick Hawkins on 01256 522332 or send your CV with salary expectations to