Environmental Impact Assessment Officer

Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

  • Reference: PLA00133
  • Published on: Mon 20/11/2017 03:01 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/12/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: Full time
  • Salary: £39855 - £45438
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Tower Hamlets
Role Purpose

Planning for sustainabledevelopment in Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets is an exciting and high profile location whichincludes the Tower of London World Heritage Site, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, CanaryWharf and the Olympic legacy. It’s one of London’s most diverse boroughs andhas the highest targets for new homes and jobs in the capital, plus numerous EIAdevelopment projects. With over fiftyconservation areas, hundreds of listed buildings, an extensive river frontageincluding Tower Bridge - you will not find a more interesting place to developyour career.

Tower Hamlets is one of the fewCouncil’s to employ a dedicated EIA officer and this is a unique opportunity for an experienced EIA professional to join our busyplanning service. The role includes preparing screening andscoping opinions, scrutinising Environmental Statements,securing mitigation measures, and working closely with planningofficers on EIA developments. This rolewill play a key part in managing and delivering sustainable growth andregeneration in Tower Hamlets.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will need tohave a detailed understanding of The Town and Country Planning (EnvironmentalImpact Assessment) Regulations 2017, with specific knowledge of the localplanning authority’s roles and responsibilities, particularly in light of therecent regulatory changes.


You will be the key point of contact onEIA matters within the Council, and as such will need to be confident workingindependently to resolve complex environmental issues, and liaising with a widerange of stakeholders, including the Council’s EIA consultants, developers andtheir consultants, planning officers, Members, statutory consultees and thegeneral public.

You will also be responsible formanaging the EIA Review Contract with our retained consultants (Temple and LUC). The value of this contract is up to£2.5 million over 5 years, so budget management skills would beadvantageous.

An eye for detail and ability to makerobust decisions are essential qualities of any successful candidate.

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