Careers in Planning Environmental Engineering York Glasgow Edinburgh



If you are eager to progress your career, Arcus offers you the chance to take the next step.

You will be joining a team of highly skilled professionals working for an enviable client list across a range of industries in the UK and abroad.  Independently owned, we are committed to our culture of valuing each individual and nurturing talent.  Our team enjoys working here; that’s why our clients are loyal and we continue to grow.

We reward hard work and success, our flexible working arrangements are family friendly and our office locations offer excellent lifestyles. We strive to be an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, race, sex, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation.


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Principal Engineer

York or Glasgow

Arcus is a planning, environmental and engineering consultancy with offices in the United Kingdom (York, Glasgow and Edinburgh) and South Africa (Cape Town).

Our expert team of consultants offer specialist services across sectors including road and rail infrastructure, renewable energy, water and energy infrastructure. We have quality and capability at our core. We specialise in high profile and sensitive projects where we have an excellent track record on securing consents and facilitating construction.

We have had significant success in developing business in water services, covering hydroelectric development, water quality monitoring, environmental impact assessment (EIA), flood risk assessment, drainage design and drainage impact assessments, and we are recruiting for a candidate that can support these activities, develop the team, and drive this part of the business forward.

Our preferred candidate would be a Chartered Engineer, and be a member either of the ICE and/or CIWEM with around 10+ years of experience. Candidates should have a proven track record in developing business and managing projects in client facing roles. They will be able to use (and support others in developing capabilities in) industry standard approaches and software including Flood Modeller, MicroDrainage, FEH, ReFH.

As a flexible, privately owned business, the opportunity exists for the right candidate to progress into a leadership role within a company that values teamwork and excellent communication skills. Competitive salary, pension + bonus scheme.

Graduate Landscape Architect


We are currently looking for a talented and enthusiastic graduate Landscape Architect to join our York office.

Please send your CV and samples of work to

Closing date for applications is Monday 31st July 2017.

Environmental Consultant (Hydrology)


We are looking to recruit an Environmental Consultant with hydrology and water quality monitoring experience to work on our projects across the UK from our Glasgow office.  The position is available immediately.  The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ post graduate experience in a work place, and have an initial degree in a related subject (eg Chemistry, Geography, etc).  A masters degree in an environmental science with specific modules in hydrology and water quality would be advantageous.

We expect a working knowledge of GIS systems, environmental legislation/regulation, EIA, consenting processes and statistical analysis; combined with developed competencies in report writing, verbal communication, team working, scheduling, client management, data management and working within quality management systems.  Key areas of knowledge will include hydrochemistry, private water supply assessments, water quality assessments and hydrological analysis.  Ideally candidates will hold, or be working towards, professional qualification with CIWEM or similar.  Activities will include both office and site based work, and the candidate will be expected to be available for short overnight stays away from home on a reasonably regular basis.

Arcus provides a friendly workplace with a strong focus on the development of client relationships and quality. We rely heavily on repeat business, and we expect our employees to engage in these principles to allow Arcus and our staff to flourish.

Ecological/Environmental Clerk of Works Required (Sub-Contracted or Employed)


We are looking for an experienced Ecological/Environmental Clerk of Works (ECoW) to work on construction projects in Scotland.  The work will be mainly site based and may require periods away from home.  Working outside office hours, as well as at multiple sites and on other projects, is to be expected.


Demonstrable ECoW experience is essential, ideally on wind farms or other large-scale infrastructure projects, and the candidate must have a thorough understanding of legislation and best practice relevant to the range of ecological and environmental sensitivities likely to be encountered.  Such understanding should include materials and surface water management, survey methods for a range of species and habitats, knowledge of construction and forestry techniques and their likely impacts, and mitigation measures.