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Senior Air Quality Consultant

Job Category: Air Quality
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

Job Summary

Due to our on-going success, Ardent is looking for a high-calibre individual with a passion for air quality that is seeking a Senior Consultant role in a growing team who can play a key role in our continued development.
With the requirements of the team and the expected developments in this industry, this position is open to specialists with a history of working within the field of Air Quality Consultancy.

We’re committed to the continued professional development of our staff, so you’ll be supported and guided by our leadership team and provided with suitable training. You’ll have excellent opportunities to progress by furthering your technical capabilities. With us, you’ll be challenged, encouraged to excel, given the opportunity to build a rewarding career, and be proud to be part of the Ardent team.

The position is based in our London Office leading projects across the UK. Ideally, you’ll have 4-6 years’ post-graduate experience in air quality monitoring and assessment work. This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to take their career to the next stage developing and applying a wide range of knowledge and skills across all aspects of air quality work and supporting the growth of the business.

Responsibilities / Duties:


  • Undertaking desk-based air quality and odour assessments;
  • Desk-based environmental baseline data collection and interpretation;
  • Ambient and Indoor air quality, odour, and dust monitoring), including undertaking site-based monitoring including site assessment, preparation, and maintenance;
  • Advanced dispersion modelling of road traffic emissions, point/area/volume sources for a range of projects including residential, industrial, and transport developments;
  • Use of geographic information systems (GIS) to build models and present results;
  • Data processing and analysis of air quality, emissions, and meteorological data supporting air quality assessments; and
  • Analysis of various data sets including road traffic and energy system information.

Project Management:

  • Lead / Manage the technical delivery of projects;
  • Coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams;
  • Work as part of an integrated, progressive team;
  • Attend and contribute to design team, client, pre- and post-contract meetings;
  • Liaison with project team members and local authorities to discuss to an approach and obtain the inputs needed for assessments;
  • Manage own workload and work to deadlines and budgets;
  • Preparation of factual and interpretative report; and
  • Preparation of figures.

Business Development Support:

  • Lead / Manage tender and proposal preparation;
  • Contribute to the winning of new business through the preparation of sales material, and market research; and
  • Contribute to repeat business with existing clients through providing a high-quality professional service and building strong client relationships.

Technical Development Support:

  • Capture of lessons-learned; and
  • Identification and implementation of opportunities for continuous improvement.


The following are deemed essential:


  • Excellent MS Office skills essential such as Word, PowerPoint, and Teams;
  • Intermediate/Advanced MS Excel skills; and
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of the ADMS-Roads atmospheric dispersion model.


  • Well organised and able to prioritise their own workload and that of others with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to structure and prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole;
  • Ability to work on own initiative and problem solve in a scientific context; and
  • Ability to work flexibly, responding to changing project and programme demands.

Communication / Presentation:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to present technical information in a concise and accurate manner;
  • Competent and efficient report writing skills; and
  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Strong mathematical/quantitative analysis skills;
  • Proficiency in data analysis and interpretation;
  • Ability to interpret environmental guidelines, policies, plans, and legislative requirements;
  • Ability to accurately measure and record environmental data; and
  • Strong research skills.


  • Flexibility to work across the UK as necessary; and
  • A full driving licence is essential as the role will involve travel for site surveys often with equipment.

The following are deemed desirable but not essential (dependant on experience):

  • Experience using programming languages, such as Python or R;
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of the ADMS-6 atmospheric dispersion model;
  • Knowledge of a particular environmental specialism or market sector; and
  • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment, including work placements or relevant voluntary experience.

Qualifications / Memberships:


  • Minimum upper second degree-level qualification in engineering, science, maths, or the environment; and
  • History of working within environmental consultancy.

Desirable (in role development provided):

  • Air quality themed degree-level main project/thesis;
  • Post-graduate qualification, e.g., MSc or Ph.D. in an environmental or air quality-related discipline; and
  • Membership of the Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM).

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