4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Senior Environmental and Sustainability Consultant

BMT is dedicated to tackling the most crucial engineering challenges of our era, fostering an environment where individuals with exceptional technical expertise provide meaningful, practical solutions. Committed to creating a safer, more efficient, effective, and sustainable future, BMT values diversity, equity, and inclusion, recognising their pivotal role in achieving our business purpose. Learn more about BMT at www.bmt.org.

Why Work for Us?

Joining BMT means gaining access to a comprehensive set of employee benefits designed to empower your success. In addition to a competitive salary, our offerings encompass health, family, finance, and personal development, including:

· Private Medical (family coverage)

· Enhanced Pension

· Flexible Working

· Wellbeing Fund – an annual fund for personal hobbies or interests

· 26 Days Annual Leave (plus bank holidays)

· Holiday Trading

· Retail Vouchers

· Professional Subscriptions

At BMT, we pride ourselves on being a verified flexible workplace, providing freedom and choice. Learn more about our flexible status at Flexa Careers.

About the role

We are increasingly using our knowledge and expertise to drive transformative designs, technology and solutions around the world that will contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BMT’s focus SDGs are Climate Action and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. These goals matter most to our stakeholders and are where we believe we can have the greatest impact towards a better future.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about addressing these global challenges and are proactive in finding opportunities to integrate sustainable practices as part their role.

This role forms part of our growth plans, we are looking for a Senior Environmental and Sustainability Consultant to support the Environmental Management and Sustainability capability within the Environmental Services Team. You will play a key role in delivering environmental and sustainable projects, enhancing our capabilities in relation to environmental management and sustainability within the Defence sector but also in a wider market.

As a Senior Environmental and Sustainability Consultant you will enjoy a varied role as you will manage and deliver environmental management and sustainability projects to schedule and budget, while meeting client and corporate expectations. You will be responsible for the technical input into environmental management and sustainability projects including maintaining and growing our capability in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

You will also support senior colleagues with business development pursuits and liaise with clients and end users on environmental management and sustainability issues.

In this role you will actively participate in engagement with academia to provide expertise and advice on the future of the environmental and sustainability discipline in the Defence sector.

You will join a growing Environmental Management and Sustainability team engaged in consultancy projects in the following areas:

· Defence Environmental Assessments

· Defence projects across Domains

· Support and preparation of Strategic/ Outline Business Cases to help with the Environmental Management and Sustainability Capability

· Environmental management and sustainability in wider markets such as other government departments.

The role presents the opportunity to work from time to time with colleagues working in Australia and Canada, on aspects of Environmental Management and Sustainability.

This role will also provide technical leadership for more junior team members and has a high potential for career progression as the team grows.

This role includes an expectation to undertake a Quality Assurance role for projects in which you have experience in.

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and flexible team members, who share our values of trust, respect and collaboration. The experience and competencies required for the role are as follows:

· Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree (or equivalent), from a recognised institute or university, preferably in an Environmental Discipline and an MSc or PhD would be beneficial.

· At least 4 years’ experience in at least one of the following areas: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Consultancy, Environmental related discipline and/or including defence related domains etc.

· Be a member of an appropriate professional body, such as IEMA, and be proactive in managing their own professional CPD, and we can provide support, training, and tailored experience for you to achieve these, if not already held.

· Experience and understanding of the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems.

· Experience and understanding of Life Cycle Assessments.

· Experience and understanding of the requirements of environmental protection legislation.

· Experience of environmental aspect and impact identification and prioritisation/assessment.

· Experience of applying MOD Environmental Protection Policy and Standards (e.g., DSA02 suite of regulations, Defence Standard 00-051, Project Oriented Environmental Management System (POEMS) etc.).

· Experience of authoring environmental management focused documents in accordance with client’s policies and standards (e.g., environmental policy, environmental assessment, environmental case reports and legislation compliance.)

· Effective communicator, with a strong ability and enthusiasm to present professionally through verbal and written communication.

· A willingness to undertake further development in line with the role requirements.

· You must be self-motivated and have a logical and pragmatic approach to problem solving, be flexible and have a genuine enthusiasm to contribute to the growth of a successful business.

· As much of our work is directly customer focused, you must be articulate with professional presentational and written communication skills and be a confident individual able to work as part of a team or act independently as necessary.

· In addition to these duties, the post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required, from time to time, to achieve the above role purpose. We expect you to share our passion for creating a more environmentally and socially sustainable future for all our stakeholders.

· You must be able to satisfy UK Ministry of Defence security requirements and be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Behavioural competencies relating to career level 4 of the BMT Competency Framework apply to this role.

Missing skills? Let us be the judge! BMT are passionate about people; we recognise that technology moves quickly and that no one can learn everything, which is why we seek those who can adapt and demonstrate the aptitude to learn. With enthusiasm and the right attitude, we can help you discover your potential.

What's Next?

If you are ready to contribute your skills and passion to a dynamic team addressing impactful challenges, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity with BMT. Join us in shaping a safer, more efficient, and sustainable future.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing allowance – £300
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
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Industry awards 2023

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