- Property Acquisition and/or Development:
An Environmental Consultant has the scientific knowledge and technical expertise to conduct thorough environmental assessments to define the suitability of a site in respects of existing or planned developments.
For example, a company might consider buying a piece of land for development. The consultant will complete a Phase 1 assessment, research the site history and any previous investigations of that particular site. If contamination is suspected, further investigation will be carried out and data collected, and then advise the most cost-effective strategy in compliance to environmental laws to minimise environmental impact.
- Incident response (for example oil spills), industrial contamination, waste site
An Environmental Consultant has the technical expertise to devise investigations, assessments and remediation strategies tailored to each specific case scenario.
-Land Assessment: including site walkovers / surveys and sample collection.
-Data analysis: data will be interpreted and conceptual site models created to identify contaminants; whether they pose a risk to the site or surrounding environment, if materials can be treated on-site, or removed for disposal as hazardous or non-hazardous waste.
-Remediation Strategy: The remediation plan in conjunction with environmental compliance/ regulations, and the client’s need should balance cost and benefit.
-Expert Advice: communicating with clients, regulators and sub-contractors, the consultant will define the logistics of the remediation process and supervise the progress of the work.
- Developing new products and new ideas, redefining production process and energy requirements.
The consultant should be up to date with environmental regulations and able to advise clients on their duty of care of all environmental aspects. Whether these relate to incident response (pollution control for example), to meeting obligations under planning conditions for managing contaminated land appropriately.
A environmental assessment will benefit organisations that invest in research & development. The consultant will identify whether a new process would result in water, air, or land contamination and the adverse impacts on varying receptors. For example, the consultant will assess how the construction of power stations, wind farms, housing or other large sites may impact the surrounding environment and then interpret the data, run prediction models and provide expert advice on environmental regulations.
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