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Consultant, Environmental Impact (Mid – Level)

Company Name: ERM
Company Location: London, UK
Work Type: On-site-only
Job Location: Washington, DC
Employment Status: Full-time
Date Posted: June 11, 2024
Apply By: August 6, 2024

ERM is seeking a motivated Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant with an environmental science and/or biology background to join our office in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate must have excellent writing and oral proficiency in English. Spanish is a plus, but not required. This person will assist Project Managers on a variety of Environmental, Social & Health Impact Assessment projects to support our sustainable finance and capital project development project in a variety of sectors, including oil & gas, power, mining, and transportation. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career professional to join a growing and exciting technical team, as you build a rewarding career path with a global environmental leader, or broader sustainability consulting.


  • Planning and conducting field research using quantitative and qualitative methods, such as literature review, on-site biophysical characterization, and rapid assessments.
  • Assessing environmental and biodiversity impacts of large-scale development projects in the US and internationally.
  • Design and implementation of management measures, preparation of plans and procedures to manage project’s risks and impacts (ESMP on environmental parameters such as air, water, noise, land use, soil etc.).
  • Performing multiple projects within scope/budget/schedule expectations and ensuring high quality standards on project deliverables.
  • Communicating with clients, ERM employees, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Occasionally participating in public consultations to conduct presentations with clients and the general public.
  • Technical report writing.


  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or related discipline.
  • Up to 5 years of experience, including willingness/interest in research.
  • Practical knowledge and understanding of quantitative analysis tools and techniques related to environmental baseline studies and impact assessment.
  • All candidates should have a demonstrated interest in business consulting and environmental/social issues (either through related coursework, previous employment, or personal endeavors).
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organization/analytical skills; experience recording/writing detailed technical data and reports.
  • Ability to multi-task, maintains flexibility, and works independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Demonstrated attributes to become a strong consultant – team player, eagerness to learn and grow, self-starter who takes initiative, versatile, and service-oriented mentality.
  • Knowledge of international standards (IFC, Equator Principles) is advantageous.
  • Spanish fluency both written and verbal is advantageous but not required.

For the Consultant, Environmental Impact position, we anticipate the annual base pay of $65,113 – $78, 278 USD.  An employee’s pay position within this range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs.  We also may have instances where compensation may be outside of the range, based on the factors noted above.  This job is also eligible for an annual discretionary based performance bonus.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, paid parental leave, medical, dental, vision, life, disability and AD&D insurance, 401(k) or RRSP/DPSP, and any other benefits to eligible employees as applicable.

You can apply for this role through https://www.erm.com/careers/apply/ or through the internal careers portal if you are a current employee.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company’s sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

ERM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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