Careers in Planning Environmental Engineering York Glasgow Edinburgh



Imagine going to work knowing you can make a difference. By joining Arcus, you will be part of a leading environmental, planning and engineering consultancy, working on some of the most significant renewable energy schemes in the UK, Europe and Africa.

We are committed to our culture of nurturing talent and valuing people.  As well as competitive salaries and flexible working arrangements, Arcus employees are offered a range of other benefits, including:

  • Profit share scheme and discretionary bonus;
  • Company pension;
  • Generous holiday allowance, including the opportunity to buy or sell holidays;
  • Cycle to Work scheme; and
  • Professional Development.

We are a growing business with healthy ambitions, and we have a number of new vacancies which are listed below.

If you would like to discuss any opportunities within Arcus, please contact Danielle or Amanda on 0141 221 9997, or alternatively email  You can apply for any of the roles mentioned below by sending your CV along with covering letter to

Graduate Civil / Transportation Engineer

Glasgow, York or South East England

We are recruiting for an articulate and enthusiastic Graduate Civil or Transportation Engineer with recent experience who will work on a range of projects across different sectors throughout the UK.


  • Providing day to day technical input suitable for role as part of a team of Engineers and Technicians;
  • Undertaking tasks assigned by the team leader to support design delivery;
  • Providing regular feedback of progress to the team leader to assist in the management of delivery and ensure that project delivery meets the client’s objectives and requirements;
  • Ensuring tasks are carried out and completed in accordance with the agreed scope of works, timescales and budgets;
  • Working to established Company systems as set out within the Integrated Management Systems (IMS);
  • Assisting team members with consultation with stakeholders; and
  • Working in close collaboration with colleagues from other disciplines as required to deliver project requirements.

Skills & Experience:

  • Accredited Engineering Degree;
  • Graduate membership of a relevant, recognised professional institution, aspiring to Chartered Engineering status;
  • Ability to work with others from all disciplines and other professionals to optimise and develop innovative designs; and
  • Some knowledge of Autodesk software products an advantage.

CAD Technician / Senior CAD Technician


Arcus is recruiting enthusiastic and motivated individuals with experience in using Autodesk software to produce 2D CAD drawings and Civil 3D models for infrastructure.  Candidates will have the opportunity to support the team on a wide variety of power and renewables projects across the UK and Ireland.

The Role:

  • Managing and producing technical documents including drawings, models and quantities;
  • Engaging with clients, sub-consultants and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Supporting the team with project delivery.

Skills & Experience:

  • HNC in a relevant subject such as Civil Engineering, or equivalent;
  • Experience, advanced user of Autodesk Civil 3D;
  • Experience with Excel, AutoCAD and Autodesk Vehicle Tracking;
  • Preparation of drawings and models;
  • Experience in renewables would be beneficial.


South East / Maidstone

Arcus has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented Hydrologist with a range of experience in surface water hydrology with the skills and enthusiasm to join the team to work on a range of projects across the UK.


  • Supporting the delivery of Water Quality Monitoring programmes across the South East
  • Field Surveys
  • Desk Studies
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Supporting the Hydrology Team with Business Development
  • Calibration of Technical Equipment
  • Support of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) delivery

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience in EIA, water quality monitoring and ideally Environmental Permitting or Water Framework Directive Assessment;
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Excellent planning, organisational and time management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Ideally a member of CIWEM or working towards membership

Heritage Consultant / Senior Consultant

Glasgow, York or North East England

Arcus is looking for an experienced Heritage Consultant to join our Archaeology Team.  This role will involve both field work and also office-based reporting. Key to this role will be experience writing technical reports and the ability to develop confidence and trust in your relationships with clients, stakeholders, statutory consultees, contractors and colleagues alike.

The Role

  • Provide senior level to support to the Heritage Team;
  • Manage all heritage aspects of projects;
  • Plan, co-ordinate, manage and deliver survey and reporting requirements
  • Provide technical advice to clients and in-house teams; and
  • Liaise with planning authorities and relevant stakeholders.

Skills & Experience

  • CIfA Accreditation preferred;
  • Knowledge of British archaeology and UK development permitting regimes;
  • Experienced in identifying archaeology and writing technical reports ((e.g. Desk-Based Assessments, Heritage Statements, EIA Chapters, etc.); and
  • Experience in consultancy and renewable developments is beneficial.

Consultant / Senior Transport Planner / Engineer

Glasgow, York or South East England

Arcus is recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and motivated individuals with experience in transport assessments, travel plans, construction traffic management plans along with a   strong grasp of transportation engineering, preferably with exposure to the renewables sector. This opportunity is well suited for someone who is looking to develop their existing skillset.

The Role:

  • Working on a variety of power and renewable projects across the UK and Ireland;
  • Managing and producing technical documents to support EIAs;
  • Presenting technical advice to clients and third parties;
  • Motivating and managing junior members of staff; and
  • Maintaining and building on our established client relationships and projects.
  • Organised, with a well-structured approach to the delivery of tasks, with an ability to adapt to a varied workload

Skills & Experience:

  • Working towards or ideally chartered for the senior role with CILT or CIHT;
  • Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Civil Engineering or Transport Planning), or equivalent;
  • A strong grasp of transportation engineering with prior experience in transport planning;
  • An appreciation of transportation assessments within the EIA process;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong report writing ability; and
  • Experience with Excel, TRICS, AutoCAD, Arcady, Picady or LinSig would be beneficial.

Environmental Consultant / Senior / Principal Consultant

Glasgow / England

Arcus is recruiting motivated and talented people to join our growing Environment Team. Candidates will support the team on a range of projects across the UK and Ireland by assisting in the coordination of environmental assessments, analysing environmental information and liaising with technical specialists to produce high quality deliverables.

The Role:

  • Managing multi-disciplinary projects and tenders;
  • Mentoring junior members of staff;
  • Liaising and establishing relationships with consultees and clients; and
  • Completing environmental assessments and other deliverables to a high quality.

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Environmental Management), or equivalent;
  • Understanding of environmental assessment and the importance of sustainability;
  • 3+ years in environmental consultancy or a related role;
  • Knowledge of the EIA process and renewable energy projects; and
  • Membership of a recognised professional institution preferred (e.g. IEMA).

Ecologists (various levels)

Glasgow / England

On the back of a growing workload and new opportunities, we are seeking talented Ecologists at various levels (Consultant/Senior/Principal) to join our Ecology Team in any of our UK offices.  These positions would be well suited to either an experienced consultant or someone looking to build on their existing skillset. Applications for part-time/flexible work schedules are welcome.  

The Role:

  • Completing, co-ordinating and scheduling ecology surveys;
  • Supporting team members with the delivery of projects;
  • Writing technical reports, assessments and other deliverables; and
  • Engaging with project managers, stakeholders and clients.

Skills & Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in ecology/zoology or a related field, or sufficient experience and knowledge;
  • Experience co-ordinating and undertaking a range of ecology surveys;
  • Report-writing experience;
  • Knowledge of protected species licensing and mitigation as well as relevant guidance and legislation;
  • Membership of CIEEM; and
  • Full driving licence.

Consultant Ornithologist


Arcus is recruiting motivated and enthusiastic Senior and Consultant Ornithologists’ to join our growing Ecology & Ornithology Team across the UK. Although site survey will be required, the roles are largely desk-based, and a successful candidate will have good consultancy background in ornithology, and be looking to develop their skills in the renewable energy sector.

The Role:

  • Co-ordinating and scheduling ornithology field surveys and surveyors;
  • Ornithology Technical Report writing,
  • Supporting senior ornithologists and other team members;
  • Collecting, managing and analysing ornithology survey data; and
  • Engaging with project managers, stakeholders and clients.

Skills & Experience:

  • An undergraduate degree in ecology/zoology or a related field, or sufficient experience and knowledge;
  • Experience in carrying out/co-ordinating bird surveys and analysing data;
  • A strong understanding of relevant ornithology survey guidance and legislation;
  • Full driving licence; and
  • GIS and Collision Risk Modelling experience and / or Schedule 1 species licence beneficial.

Planning Consultant / Senior Consultant

England / Glasgow

Arcus is recruiting motivated and enthusiastic Town Planners to join our English and Scottish teams at Planning Consultant level. The successful candidates will join a market leading planning team specialising in renewables planning.

The Role:

  • Planning support role within a planning team of 10 professional planners.
  • Preparation of all required planning documentation from feasibility to post consent.
  • Submission of renewable energy and infrastructure planning applications.
  • Assisting with Section 36 and NSIP projects.
  • Assistance with the team’s Business Development strategy where appropriate.

Skills & Experience:

  • Relevant Degree;
  • Licentiate Planner or qualified RTPI (or equivalent) Planner;
  • Consultancy and renewables experience preferred but not essential;
  • Understanding of EIA and multidisciplinary planning projects;
  • Detail conscious and interested in the preparation of planning reports.

Senior Hydrologist

South East England

Arcus is recruiting an enthusiastic and talented Senior Hydrologist.  Working as part of the UK-wide Hydrology Team, the successful candidate will have a broad range of experience in supporting development projects with the skills and enthusiasm to further develop the hydrology business in south east England. 

The Role:

  • Managing projects and coordinating complex technical documents;
  • Building on our established client relationships and projects;
  • Mentoring and reviewing outputs of team members; and
  • Providing advice to clients across a wide range of sectors.

Skills & Experience:

  • Chartered Membership of CIWEM, or working towards chartership;
  • Experienced in EIA projects, Environmental Permitting and Construction Management;
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Familiarity with relevant software (GIS, CAD, MicroDrainage).

Senior/Principal Landscape Architect

England / Glasgow

Arcus is looking for talented, enthusiastic and passionate experienced Landscape Architects to join our Landscape Architecture Team.  We have fantastic opportunities for experienced landscape architects to contribute to the low carbon economy transition and the important role landscape design and biodiversity plays in our sustainable future.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in a growing and innovative company, producing high quality work on projects in a wide range of sectors.

The Role:

  • Preparation of detailed landscape designs and masterplans;
  • Carrying out feasibility studies and proposing landscape mitigation works;
  • Managing projects to programme and budget;
  • Representing the company at client meetings, conferences and other events;
  • Preparing and assisting with tender submissions; and
  • Experience in LVIA / TVIA desirable but not essential.

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree/Diploma in Landscape Architecture
  • Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute;
  • Preparation of high-quality landscape designs and masterplans;
  • Excellent IT skills including AutoCAD, GIS, InDesign and Photoshop; and
  • Line management and mentoring experience would be essential for a Principal role.

To apply for this role, please send your CV along with covering letter and portfolio to

Graduate Landscape Architect


Our Landscape Architecture Team is looking for a talented Graduate Landscape Architect. The role is available in York or Glasgow.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to develop their career as a Landscape Architect, working on an extremely diverse range of projects.

The Role:

  • Prepare, and support the production of hard and soft landscape designs;
  • Prepare hand drawn or computer-generated landscape visuals and graphics / presentations;
  • Support the production of Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments; and
  • Work with colleagues on a range of local, regional and national scale projects.

Skills & Experience:

  • Degree or diploma in Landscape Architecture;
  • 0-3 years’ post qualification experience;
  • Previous experience using GIS, Adobe and AutoCAD to a proficient level;
  • Good graphic and presentation skills; and
  • Experience of working on Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIA) a benefit.