Consents Engineer

  • Job Reference: CMN-002-6392
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Assystem
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  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: 25 Days holiday, 5% pension contribution.
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Working within the Construction Team, the Consents Engineer will support the wider Delivery and Pre-Construction Team in the production and management of the required Consents. You will develop the covering documentation for a Consents submittal while requesting, compiling and providing feedback on the required technical documentation that accompanies it. Required to liaise with the Consents core team and other relevant technical team.

For 50 years, we've been driven by the firm belief that engineers are the architects of tomorrow's world, leading the way with their daring, their expertise and their ability to push boundaries.
Together with our customers, our 6,000 employees innovate on a daily basis and contribute to accelerating energy transition throughout the world. They support the world's greatest engineering projects in the fields of energy, digital and transport. A fast-growing international Group, we are present in 13 countries (in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa).

Schofield Lothian have been providing specialised construction industry consultancy services since 1979, delivering sustainable performance improvements within five practice areas: Consents & Engagement; Commercial Management; Project Management; Environment & Sustainability; and Contract Services.

Having an excellent reputation within the transport & infrastructure and property market sectors, they have developed relationships with a wide array of industry clients.

In an exciting development, Schofield Lothian & Assystem have allied with the intention of providing a comprehensive range of services and solutions across the industry. Schofield Lothian combining their focused knowledge and experience with Assystem's long history in the provision of design & project management, construction supervision and digital transformation services.

INTERNAL: Operations Team (all levels), Consents Team, Design Team, Planning Team.
EXTERNAL: Consent Granting Bodies (CGBs), Subcontractors, Client, Design Joint Venture.


  • Identify Consentable areas within a scope of works and provide support and guidance on the Consent needs to the wider Delivery team.
  • Utilise information, technical reports, designs, BIM and GIS data to programme consents and ensure approval of works prior to commencement of activities.
  • Review upcoming works with Core Consents Team and programmers to ensure commencement dates are achievable Develop a working understanding of the contract and technical requirements of various Consents including but not limited to Highways, Noise, Water and Ecology.
  • Liaise with Core Consent Team to Track the progress of upcoming, ongoing and completed Consents in line with the project programme and provide reports on risks where appropriate.
  • Provide feedback to the Planning Manager on future Consents requirements so these can be incorporated into the programme.
  • Liaise with the Core Consents Team, Temporary Works, Utilities, Drainage, Logistics and Traffic Management Teams to ensure they are aware of their associated Consents responsibilities for each element of the project.
  • Co-ordinate, alongside the Core Consents Team, the set-up of Early engagement, Pre-application and Consent review meetings with the relevant Consent Granting Bodies (CGB).
  • Provide feedback to delivery team from engagements with CBG's (via the Core Delivery Team) and co-ordinate the required delivery dates for supporting technical documentation.
  • Work with other sublot Consent Engineers and the Core Consents team to ensure knowledge sharing and that lessons learned are cascaded through Delivery teams.
  • Be fully aware of the critical path and assist in ensuring that all activities and decisions are prioritised based on the need to minimise risk.
  • Actively manage own self-development - for example through participation in ICE/ CIOB activities or through on-the job' training opportunities.

Experience required:


  • A strong communicator that can use a variety of methods when communicating with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to chair meetings, creating a collaborative platform for attendees to contribute to.
  • Takes ownership of tasks and communicating outcomes.
  • Manages the production of tasks, delegating and monitoring their progress.
  • Able to work on own initiative and seek out opportunities in line with level of responsibility.
  • A willingness to learn and actively seek out information off their own accord.
  • Good time management and organised.
  • Very competent in data management using Microsoft Excel.
  • Holds a current driving license and CSCS Card.

Health Safety & Environmental

  • Has an appreciation for H&S hazards, risks and mitigation methods.
  • Strong environmental awareness.

Reads and understands drawings and schedules.

  • Awareness and use of specification and other contract documents.
  • Able to produce detailed documentation for consent applications.


  • Able to report on risks/issues through a variety of methods (Reports, Dashboards etc).


  • Knowledge of specification and contract documents
  • Understands what constitutes additional works.
  • Understands and can raise early warnings.