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Technical Director

As part of our growth and development plan we are looking for candidates for a senior leadership role, responsible for project coordination, strategic development, technical championing and business development across all our services, to all our sectors and across the country, from a base in the Midlands.

This is a rare opportunity to develop and direct not only the second half of your career, but to contribute to a successful and growing consultancy, and work with an established, expert and experienced team with a background in hydrology, hydrogeology, geology and water resources planning, river restoration, impact assessment and permitting.

Envireau Water focuses on the natural water environment and people’s interaction with it. We work with a broad range of clients ranging from large multinationals to private individuals, across a wide range of industries.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual who is a strong communicator with demonstrable leadership and business development experience in environmental consultancy. The post is based in our Midlands office between Nottingham and Derby where we have an established environmental consultancy hub. We expect the role to involve regular travel across the UK and between our offices in North Yorkshire and North Wales.

The successful candidate will have at least 15 years’ consultancy experience and will need to evidence a broad knowledge of the UK’s natural water related consultancy sector and is expected to be a recognised leader, with a proven track record, in a specific water related discipline (e.g. Hydrology & Flood Risk; Hydrogeology; Water Resources Management; Environmental Permitting).

We strongly support and encourage equal opportunities, however the role will require site visits and surveys and candidates will need to be able to walk over rough terrain in remote areas. A full UK driving licence is essential.


The successful candidate will, amongst other things, be responsible for:

  • Managing staff performance (financial and technical), delivery and quality
  • Mentoring and developing all staff grades
  • Maintaining, securing and improving senior client and regulator relationships
  • Influencing, co-ordinating, growing and championing Envireau Water’s services
  • Technical and project direction, and leadership in the delivery of our services
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and proposals
  • Working with director level colleagues and supporting the Board of Directors

An important part of the role will be in the development of the business and marketing. The successful candidate will therefore be expected to have relevant experience and provide a lead input into:

  • Business development, company representation and leadership externally and amongst industry peers
  • Implementation and development of business and project management systems
  • Identifying, developing and executing new business opportunities
  • Expanding an existing client base and specifically building relationships and developing business opportunities


We provide a competitive salary package including a company profit share scheme; target based individual bonus scheme; contributory private pension; medical, critical illness and life insurance; as well as flexible and family friendly working policies.

How to apply

For further information and in strictest confidence please contact Phil Ham, Managing Director at or James Dodds, Chairperson at .

Marketing Assistant Apprentice

We are working with 3aaa Apprenticeships to recruit an enthusiastic Marketing Assistant Apprentice for our specialist water management and regulation consultancy.

Working within the friendly Envireau Water team, you will be a pivotal team member in supporting the marketing and administrative functions of the business, reporting directly to the Marketing Co-ordinator.

As our Marketing Assistant Apprentice, your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting the Marketing Co-ordinator to deliver the company marketing strategy.
  • Helping maintain social media accounts, including researching relevant news to be shared.
  • Website administration.
  • Assisting in creating promotional materials.
  • Assisting with the organisation of events, exhibitions and conferences.
  • Maintaining the company’s database.
  • Helping maintain excellent client relationships through superior customer service skills.
  • Arranging hospitality requirements and meeting room facilities.
  • Undertaking a wide range of clerical tasks including administering postage, answering the telephone, photocopying and filing.
  • Carrying out other duties which may be required from time to time to support business operation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to learn quickly about the business and commitment to Continuing Personal and Professional Development.
  • Excellent organisational skills with an ability to undertake a wide range of administrative tasks including word processing and filing.
  • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Computer literacy with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office package.

Experience in the following is desirable:

  • Practical experience of working in a busy office environment.
  • Experience of a customer facing role whether in person or on the telephone.

Personal qualities:

  • A confident, mature, professional, friendly manner.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with an ability to manage own time effectively.

Desired qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents).
  • A Levels would be desirable but not essential.

The apprenticeship role is based in Envireau Water’s head office. Located in the picturesque village of Draycott, our head office is easily accessible by car or bus from Derby, Nottingham or the surrounding areas. Equipped with state of the art technology, the office forms the hub of the Envireau Water group.

Training provider:

Training for the level 3 Digital Marketer will be provided by 3aaa Apprenticeships.

Combined with knowledge and skills gained in the workplace, the Level 3 Digital Marketer will provide an understanding into the fundamentals of marketing, digital business principles and the principles of coding. Training will be provided via outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the job experience to build the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to begin your career as a Digital Marketer.

The apprenticeship includes:

  • BCS Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing
  • BCS Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Coding
  • BCS Level 3 Certificate in Marketing Principles
  • Google Analytics Individual Qualification

Training and Assessment:

  • Throughout the first 12 months you will be required to attend your local 3aaa academy for around 20 days (plus exam days).
  • You will attend a four-day synoptic assessment at the end of your course (approx. month 14).
  • Your dedicated mentor will visit you in the workplace approximately every 8 weeks.
  • Online support for modules will be provided for you to complete outside of work.
  • The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.
How to apply

For more information about the apprenticeship and to apply please click here

Should you have any queries regarding your application or the job itself, please contact 3aaa Apprenticeships on 01332 854 044 or