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Senior / Principal Air Quality Scientist - Bristol or Manchester

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The Opportunity

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior or Principal Air Quality Scientist to join our Environmental team based in our Bristol or Manchester office on a permanent basis. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast growing multi-disciplinary consultancy with excellent opportunities for advancement.

Joining our growing Air Quality team, you will complete air quality Impact Assessments involving road traffic, combustion and odour emissions; air quality dispersion modelling and monitoring programmes and report writing and contribution to Environmental Statement preparation.

This is a great time to join Peter Brett Associates. We have recently joined the Stantec family which will provide fantastic opportunities in the future. We have ambitious plans to grow PBA, the timing could not be better.

Key responsibilities / Duties will include (dependent on level):

  • Dispersion modelling of road traffic and industrial pollution sources.

  • Writing air quality reports to accompany planning applications and Environment Impact Assessments

  • Initial site appraisals and consultation

  • Liaison with clients and key stakeholders

  • Technical supervision and mentoring of junior team members

  • Technical and commercial management of air quality and odour projects

About You

Capabilities and Qualifications:


The successful candidate will have a BEng, BSc or MSc in a relevant subject, or the equivalent level qualification. In addition the candidate must have:

  • Experience of dispersion modelling (ADMS Roads and ADMS5) and GIS packages

  • Experience of working for a consultancy is essential

  • A proven track record of working on land development and urban regeneration projects

  • An understanding of the LAQM and UK planning and regulatory system

  • Good communication and report writing skills

  • Ability to work alone and within multidisciplinary teams

  • Experience of passive and automatic air pollution monitoring

  • An interest in business development would be beneficial, but is not essential for this role

  • Full membership of the IAQM

About PBA

We offer a competitive salary and flexible benefits package, which includes contributory pension plan, discretionary bonus scheme and flexible benefits allowance.

We are an ambitious and enterprising team of multi-disciplinary consultants. Consistently ranked as an industry leader for training and development, we actively support and encourage your professional growth, enabling you to continually develop and realise your full potential.


Our journey of growth is set to accelerate as we looking to join forces with Stantec, a global consulting business, with over 20,000 consultants worldwide.


PBA’s Environment Group includes a team of Air Quality consultants who regularly provide specialist advice in relation to air quality impact assessments, and design advice for feasibility and planning studies, dust assessments and mitigation of and odour assessments. We are increasingly called upon to develop low emission strategies and are growing significant works streams in the energy and energy from waste sectors.

To find out more about PBA and see the range of exciting projects we are involved in please visit

PBA is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.