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Seed Environmental is one of the leading environmental remediation and incident response contractors in the UK, and we are constantly on the lookout for people to join our team in a number of diverse roles.

The company was established in 2013 to serve the insurance market, offering incident response for domestic fuel oil spills. Since then, we’ve expanded rapidly. Today we manage complex environmental incidents for the construction, energy, chemical, industrial, and agricultural markets operating from multiple locations across the UK and Ireland.

We currently have offices in Newmarket, Swindon, Exeter, Doncaster, Belfast, Glasgow and Inverness with more locations planned.

We care about our growing team of over 100 employees, working across the UK and Ireland, and pride ourselves on being an innovative and market leading environmental services provider where customer commitment, safety, integrity, people first, and collaboration are our core values. Our vision is to provide the UK and Ireland’s best customer-focused service, alongside ensuring a positive team culture that promotes growth, success, trust and wellbeing.

A generous holiday entitlement that increases with length of service, enhanced family friendly benefits, a discretionary annual bonus and free onsite parking are just some of the benefits that you can look forward to receiving when you join Seed Environmental.

Latest jobs

Senior Environmental Consultants or Environmental Consultants (three roles, one each based in Cardiff, Swindon and Newmarket)

Depending on your current experience, you will join our team as either a Senior Environmental Consultant or Environmental Consultant.

The main focus of your role will be to provide start to finish project management for environmental claims projects, including all aspects of fieldwork data gathering, risk assessment and factual and interpretive reporting, under supervision if joining as an Environmental Consultant. Your duties (with support if not Senior) will include:

  • Project budgeting and invoicing, ensuring deadlines and targets are met
  • Gathering robust fieldwork data working in a safe manner, observing company’s health, safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Maintaining project communication on technical and commercial levels to a diverse range of clients, regulators, and homeowners
  • Writing technically sound and commercially focused proposals, scopes, and reports.

Our Requirements

  • Proven experience gained in a similar role, with Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment experience (including supervising ground investigation subcontractors)
  • Experience gained completing factual and interpretative Preliminary Risk Assessments (desk based and intrusive)
  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent) in an engineering or natural science related discipline (e.g., Geology, Environmental Science, Physical Geography)
  • A full UK driving licence, and willingness to travel throughout the UK and Ireland with occasional requirement to work away
  • Understanding of current and emerging environmental legislation
  • Excellent organisational, time-management, analytical and numerical skills with an eye for detail
  • Excellent communication and written skills, with the confidence to interact effectively with clients and  the public
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness both in project costings but also in risk management.

To be considered for the Senior Environmental Consultant role, you must also have more extensive experience of taking overall responsibility for a complete project with minimal supervision as well as completing Detailed Quantitative Risk Assessments (DQRA), and be willing to mentor and train junior colleagues.

Although not essential, an MSc or MSci level degree in Geology, Hydrogeology, Contaminated Land, Environmental Engineering, or Environmental Science, would be advantageous.

The Package

  • Permanent contract, working Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5:30pm
  • Salary in the region of £25,000 to £35,000, with the starting level dependent on experience
  • Potential to earn an annual discretionary bonus
  • Car allowance, with business related travel expenses paid (role dependent)
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to a maximum of 25 days plus bank holidays with length of service
  • Death in service (x2 salary)
  • Enhanced company sick pay after qualifying period
  • One job-related professional subscription per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

To download a copy of our application form, click here. If you would like to send us your CV,  or to apply for a role, please contact the HR team.

Principal Environmental Consultant (two roles, one each based in Cardiff and Swindon)

Reporting to the Regional Manager, as a Principal Environmental Consultant you will be responsible for start to finish project management of complex environmental claims whilst providing technical guidance to support the region and overall business operations. Your duties will include:

  • Management, planning and delivery of projects to budget ensuring agreed targets and client specific SLAs met
  • Conducting fieldwork and collection of site data in accordance with company processes, standard operating procedures and industry best practice
  • Liaison with stakeholders including clients, contractors, site owners and Regulators
  • Supervision and mentoring of staff, including technical direction, management of cost appraisals, quality, health and safety and client management
  • Preparing and reviewing technical reports including conceptual site models and quantitative risk assessments
  • Working knowledge of detailed quantitative risk assessment software with respect to risks to groundwater, including the Environment Agency’s remedial targets methodology etc.
  • Preparing and reviewing letters, scope of works, cost proposals and general correspondence prior to client delivery
  • Assisting Regional Manager to ensure staff productivity, chargeability and efficiency is maximised across operational area through pro-active management, mentoring and training
  • Managing commercial risks and implementing risk management strategies where necessary
  • Participating in business development activities and manage key clients.

Our Requirements

  • A degree in a relevant subject such as geology, geography, environmental science or similar geo-environmental subject
  • Minimum seven years’ experience gained in a role as an Environmental Consultant or similar
  • Possess knowledge and experience of remediation technologies for contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Be a member of an appropriate professional body, prepared to share technical expertise with external organisations when required
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire colleagues, with a positive, self-starting and lead-by-example approach
  • Superb problem-solving and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workload and manage responsibilities
  • Ability to originate and guide others on the development and implementation of the most cost efficient and effective solution based on resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrate a good degree of flexibility and possess strong organisational and time management skills.

The Package

  • Permanent contract, working Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5:30pm
  • Salary up to £42,000 dependent upon experience
  • Potential to earn an annual discretionary bonus
  • Car allowance, with business related travel expenses paid
  • Employer matched pension up to 5% contribution
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays with length of service
  • Death in service (x2 salary)
  • Enhanced company sick pay after qualifying period
  • Family health insurance
  • One job-related professional subscription per year
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

All applications for this Principal Environmental Consultant role are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

To download a copy of our application form, click here. If you would like to send us your CV,  or to apply for a role, please contact the HR team.

Contracts Manager (Swindon)

Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager, you will be managing multiple construction projects concurrently from inception through to completion. Your main duties will be:

  • Costing scopes of work, reading and understanding structural engineers plans to write method statements and plan works to a timely manner
  • Effective management of all resources associated with the projects, delivering them within budget and previously allowed timeframes
  • Managing and monitoring in-house staff and sub-contractor performance, carrying out site visits, audits and snagging
  • Working closely with environmental consultants to deliver building works whilst ensuring remediation of properties to remove contamination from buildings and land
  • Ensuring all projects are fully compliant with Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental legislation, producing and recording documentation
  • Liaising and developing relationships with clients and homeowners to ensure transparency in all stages of the project
  • Compiling interim and final accounts ready for invoicing within agreed SLAs
  • Identifying training needs for site operatives and delivering toolbox talks and updates on company procedures
  • Leading a site team to undertake building works, groundworks and remediation in relation primarily to oil spill incidents at domestic properties. This includes reinstatement internally and externally to original condition. To supervise team members on site to deliver projects in a timely manner.

Our Requirements

  • Previous experience of working in a similar role managing projects within a construction and/or remediation environment
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to influence and coach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with clients, customers and all levels of staff
  • Excellent Problem solving and analytical thinking
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage time to achieve high levels of productivity
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence
  • SMSTS an advantage.

To download a copy of our application form, click here. If you would like to send us your CV,  or to apply for a role, please contact the HR team.

Junior Estimator (Newmarket)

Reporting to the National Operations Director, the role comprises preparation of cost estimates within agreed SLAs for groundworks and building projects within the environmental claims sector. Working on diverse environmental claims, covering a range of scientific remediation techniques as well as structural repair works internally and external groundworks and landscaping. Your duties will include:

  • Cost project scopes of work, incorporating structural engineers plans to estimate budgets for remediation projects, making sure agreed costs and profit margins are met.
  • Ensuring pricing is done following the Seed Environmental processes and procedures, to ensure a thorough and consistent manner across different clients and geographical regions.
  • Use of different costing methods depending on client, including schedule of rates, T&M, bill of quantities etc.
  • Preparation of interim and final project accounts for completed works to enable invoicing to be spread appropriately throughout the month.
  • Working closely with contracts managers to ensure projects run within budget.
  • Liaising with the Operations Director to report on financial performance of individual projects.
  • Carrying out project audits on P&L, aiding comparisons across different regions of the business.
  • Workload to be prioritised by client SLAs that need to be adhered to. Where projects overlap on SLAs the NOD will determine project priority.

Our Requirements

  • 2 years related experience
  • Strong mathematics skills
  • Ability to navigate specifications and plans
  • Proficiency in demonstrating proposals and projects
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments at once
  • Knowledge of the latest building codes
  • Close attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

To download a copy of our application form, click here. If you would like to send us your CV,  or to apply for a role, please contact the HR team.

Remediation Team Leaders (all locations)

Due to our continued expansion, we are pleased to be looking to recruit Remediation Team Leaders for our remediation projects throughout the UK.

The role would suit individuals with general building expertise.

Works include:

  • Underpinning, all groundworks, internal works, brickwork, carpentry etc.
  • Following structural engineers drawings/plans
  • Driving machinery and undertaking hand-dig excavation works
  • Carrying out works in line with health and safety regulations
  • Managing a site operative and ensuring their safety on site.

Additional training will be given to the right candidate.

Minimum requirement of five years’ experience in construction projects plus a valid UK driving licence is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a good general building knowledge, a willingness to learn new skills, have good organisation and problem-solving skills, and an understanding of project budgets and timelines.

Company van and tools provided.

The role will involve staying away and responding to emergency spill works out of normal working hours for which overtime is paid.

Job type: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 per year.

To download a copy of our application form, click here. If you would like to send us your CV,  or to apply for a role, please contact the HR team.

Remediation Operatives (all locations)

The role would suit individuals with general building expertise.

Works include underpinning, all groundworks, internal works, brickwork, carpentry etc.
Digger and dumper experience would be ideal.
Additional training will be provided to the right candidate.

Experience in construction projects required plus a valid UK driving licence.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £20,000 – £23,000 per year.

 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

 

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“I joined Seed Environmental to take a lot of the technical skills I had developed in my 8 year career as an environmental consultant and apply them to more dynamic and broad ranging situations which in itself lead to me developing my understanding of contaminated land and remediation further.

At Seed I have developed my understanding of spill response and effectively manage and control risk to people and the environment. This has led to being able to clearly measure and demonstrate results in all aspects of our work. Tergeo and Seed work in a flexible and dynamic atmosphere with constant communication throughout the business at the core ensuring the needs of our clients, the business and employees are met efficiently.

The business is fast paced in its nature and growing requiring continual development of all employees and swift career progression”

James Tansley Thomas – senior consultant

“I joined Seed Environmental straight from university almost five years ago. I saw a company with an exciting, rapidly developing future but a very personal focus. Since joining as a graduate, I have progressed to become a senior consultant and work hard every day to deliver projects for our clients. I also have a hand in development of new consultants who join us out of university and I hope to be able to instil Seed Environmental’s hardworking and conscientious ethos into them. This is all undertaken with the aim of keeping each new consultant within the company for the long term, helping them progress through the ranks and take on any role(s) which will provide them the job satisfaction we all deserve.”

Lewis Elmes – senior environmental consultant

“I joined Seed Environmental in May 2015 after a 18 month break from the industry. Having worked with Andrew and Matt in a previous business, I knew the Seed ethos and was inspired to join knowing, that although relatively small, they had amassed a large knowledge within the company and had a forward looking outlook to developing the business.

During my employment I have learned, with the aid and continued support from the company, the role of operations manager, new remediation strategies and new technologies along with good business acumen.

The working environment is employee-focused with the owners and directors having all employees’ best interests in mind at all times. Everyone in Seed Environmental is approachable, helpful, committed to moving the company forward and hands on when required.

New employees can expect a fast paced working environment with a can do attitude, where all efforts are noticed at all levels within the management structure and rewarded. Any employee can progress as they wish within the company from ground level to senior management. Everyone is pushed to meet their full potential and develop their career path.”

Darren Yarrow – operations manager

Benefits

  • All staff are entitled to 20 days leave plus bank holidays and this rises to 25 days with length of service
  • Enrolment to the SMART pension scheme (5% employee 3% employer contribution)
  • Death in Service benefit (2 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Free on site parking