Current Vacancies

We are always interested in hearing from people from a range of specialist disciplines so if you cannot see a vacancy posted on our careers page for your particular skills and experience please contact us for a discussion on career opportunities with MJCA.

If you would like to receive further details on any of the vacancies listed below please contact our recruitment department on telephone number 01827 717891 or alternatively applicants should email their curriculum vitae to MJCA is an equal opportunities employer.

Our office is based near Atherstone which is located centrally within the Midlands within easy reach of Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.

If you are ready for a challenge and feel confident that you have the ambition and drive to make a difference and add value to our business then we would like to hear from you.

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Graduate Environmental Permitting Consultant

We are currently looking for a Graduate Environmental Permitting Consultant to join our waste permitting team. Tasks will be varied but will include the following:

  • Helping clients to identify whether and what sort of Environmental Permit they may need
  • Identifying the mitigation, monitoring and best practice measures that should be employed
  • Liaising with environmental regulators and preparing Environmental Permit applications
  • Carrying out the relevant risk assessments
  • Varying permits in response to changes in the activities at a facility or changes to the controlling legislation or guidance
  • Preparing, reviewing and submitting monitoring and reporting data
  • Checking whether clients are complying with their permits by carrying out audits
  • Collating and submitting the necessary information for the surrender of permits when there is no longer a need to operate a particular facility.

We will train you to become familiar with the relevant legislation and guidance and how it should be interpreted in practice. You will work with others in the company who carry out specialist risk assessments such as impacts on the water environment or slope stability and you will learn to carry out assessments such as nuisance risk assessments, dust and odour impact assessments and atmospheric dispersion modelling.

Applicants will have a degree level or higher in a relevant subject area (e.g. Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Consultancy, Chemistry and Waste Management, Geochemistry) who are interested to understand not only how activities are controlled but are inquisitive as to why they need to be controlled for a specific activity in a particular location. You will need to have strong IT and excellent communication and organisational skills and a full UK driving licence.

If you are interested in working on a wide range of challenging projects and can thrive in the exciting and fast paced environment of consultancy we would be interested to hear from you

Technical Director of Planning Services

The successful candidate will be responsible for the technical quality and development of the planning services at MJCA.   As a key member of the management team you will be expected to play a proactive role in company performance and the development of new business opportunities for strategic growth.  With direct line management responsibilities for the planning team at MJCA you will promote training, technical awareness and career progression.

You will direct and have an input to projects and have up to date knowledge of UK Planning and environmental legislation.  You will, together with the planning team, provide guidance and technical advice to our clients and others in the company regarding planning policy and legislation, co-ordinate EIAs and the preparation of Environmental Statements and planning and DCO applications.  Experience in minerals and waste planning is essential.  Experience in renewable energy would be an advantage.

If you have a relevant qualification in planning or in a specialist discipline area, relevant experience and expertise,  are highly motivated,  experienced in project management, budgeting and financial control, have strong leadership and communication skills and business development experience then we would like to hear from you.

Senior Consultant / Consultant – Environmental Permitting

This role will encompass the provision of technical support for a wide range of permitting services.  You will need to have a range of permitting and associated experience and understand the application and regulation of the environmental permitting regime. You will also need experience in a range of waste management and industrial activities, ideally including landfill, waste treatment, hazardous waste management and waste recovery operations and experience in reviewing and interpreting environmental monitoring data and preparation of reports and Environmental Risk Assessments associated with these activities. In this role you will provide direct input to projects and oversee others by applying your up to date knowledge of environmental permitting together with the previous regulatory regimes in respect of pollution prevention and control and waste management licensing.   Experience in the application of environmental legislation to a wide range of activities is essential to provide technical advice and support to team members. Experience in liaising with operators in the waste sector and in liaising with the Environment Agency would be beneficial.

A relevant qualification in a specialist discipline area is essential alongside experience in project management and a full UK driving licence. CIWM membership would also be an advantage.

Graduate Hydrogeologist

Due to an increasing number of project commissions MJCA now has a need to expand its team of geologists and hydrogeologists.  Successful candidates will be involved in a range of projects including hydrogeological impact assessments for mineral sites, assessment of the groundwater, surface water resources and flooding for new developments, hydrogeological risk assessments the potential risks to groundwater arising from current and proposed waste management facilities including landfill and the design of containment systems for such facilities and the investigation and assessment of risks from contaminated land.

The role will be both office based and site based.  Site works will involve ground gas, groundwater and surface water monitoring and sampling, site investigation including the supervision of borehole drilling and trial pitting, geological logging and the collection of samples.  Office based work includes the research of information for desk studies, assessment of monitoring databases and the preparation of reports.

A MSc in hydrogeology or a related MSc subject would be preferable although we will consider candidates with a good degree in geological or geo-environmental sciences and who have an interest in developing a career in environmental consultancy. The candidate must have a full driving licence.  No experience is necessary and training will be provided for office and site-based works.

Hydrogeologist / geologist  – Senior Consultant or Consultant level

Successful candidates will be working in our geology and hydrogeology department involved in a range of projects in the mineral and waste sector, the assessment of the impacts of land development on water resources and water quality, the investigation and assessment of risks arising from environmental incidents and contaminated land, together with providing technical support to our environmental planning and permitting departments.  We provide our consultants with opportunities to be involved with all aspects of the project works from the preparation of desk based studies, field monitoring, planning and supervising site investigation works to the preparation of reports including detailed quantitative risk assessment, hydrogeological models and the implementation of remediation solutions. The role will be both office based and site based.  A UK driving licence is essential.